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Black, Maurice Hume

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Birth Date: 16 December 1830 (London, England)

Death Date: 16 August 1899 (Coolgardie, Western Australia, Australia)

Parents: Alexander Black and Euphemia (nee Hume)

Family: Maria Frederica Davies in Melbourne on 4 Septemper 1861, 2 sons, 5 daughters

Religion: Church of England


Emigrated 1853 to Victorian goldfields; Farmer South Australia and Riverina; Inventor of steam-driven sheep washing-machine, 1864; Sugar grower Mackay, from 1871; Delegate to UK for Queensland Separation League, 1887; Queensland Government agent in the UK, 1893-1894; Arrived at Coolgardie goldfields, 1896, attorney for mining companies

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly NONE Mackay 24 Mar 1881 29 Apr 1893 By-election

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Secretary for Public Lands 13 Jun 1888 12 Aug 1890

Additional Information

Notes: Director, Raub Australian Gold Mining Company; Member, Central Queensland Pastoralists Association and Pastoralists Federal Council of Australasia

Sources: Image courtesy of John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Neg:11078; Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)