Wilkinson, James

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Birth Date: 30 November 1854 (Ipswich, Queensland, Australia)

Death Date: 11 January 1915 (Ipswich, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Robert Wilkinson and Mary (nee Farrell)

Family: Louisa Ann Smith in November 1874, 5 sons, 3 daughters

Education: Ipswich State School

Religion: Congregationalist


1875-1889 engine driver Queensland railways Ipswich; 1885 founder/secretary Queensland Engine Drivers' and Firemen Association; 1889 founder/secretary of Railway Employees' Association; 1890 founder/editor of Queensland Railways Times; Member Ipswich Workers Political Organization

Local Government Service: Alderman, Ipswich 1914

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly ALP Ipswich 31 Mar 1894 21 Mar 1896 By-election

Other Seats: Member of the House of Representatives (Federal), ALP, MORETON, Qld, 30 Mar 1901 to 12 Dec 1906

Additional Information

Sources: Image courtesy of National Library of Australia, Neg:nla.pic-an23515840-v; Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)

[Last Modified: Tuesday, 18 July 2017]