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Cameron, John

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Birth Date: 12 March 1845 (New Amsterdam, British Guiana)

Death Date: 25 June 1914 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Donald Charles Cameron and Margaret Anne (nee Moore)

Family: (2) Lousie Christine Heussler 27 December 1899, in Brisbane, 1 son, (1) Sarah Annie Lodge 18 April 1877, in Mudgee, 3 sons

Education: Scotch College, Melbourne; Geelong Church of England Grammar School

Religion: Presbyterian


Jackaroo, New England, 1859; establish Barcaldine Downs, 1864; overseer of Alice Downs; Manager, Wilby property; Purchased Greenhills and Kensington Downs, 1877; Chairman, Moreheads Ltd; Chairman, Queensland Meat Export and Agency Co; Chairman, Alliance Insurance Co; Director, Queensland National Bank; President, Pastoral Employers' Association of Central and Northern Queensland, 1893 to 1908; President, United pastoral Association of Queensland, 1897 to 1908

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly OPP Mitchell 20 May 1893 4 Apr 1896
Assembly MIN Brisbane North 10 Aug 1901 5 Feb 1908

Additional Information

Notes: Member, Stock Board of Queensland

Publications: J Cameron,'A review of the pastoral industry of the State of Queensland',Queensland Geographical Journal, vol XXI,no 7 1905-6, pp 1-13

Sources: Image courtesy of the John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Neg:68335; Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)

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