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Atherton, Ernest Arthur

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Birth Date: 22 March 1879 (Mareeba, Queensland, Australia)

Death Date: 29 June 1954 (Mareeba, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: John Atherton and Catherine (nee Grainger)

Family: Honoria Christiana Svendsen on 10 April 1912, 2 sons, 1 daughter

Education: Attended Cairns State School; Received private tuition at Port Douglas

Religion: Church of England


Butcher; Storekeeper; Sugar cane and dairy farmer, 1916; Tobacco farmer, 1931; Chairman, Cairns Harbour Board, early 1920's; Member, Cairns Agricultural and Pastoral Association; Member, Northern Patriotic Council, 1916-1919

Local Government Service: First Chairman of Barron (later Mareeba) Shire Council

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly CPNP Chillagoe 11 May 1929 10 Jun 1932

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Secretary for Mines 21 May 1929 17 Jun 1932

Additional Information

Notes: Married Honoria Christiana Svendsen, OBE and President of Queensland CWA

Sources: Image courtesy of John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland; Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)

[Last Modified: Tuesday, 12 January 2016]