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Paget, Hon Walter Trueman

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Birth Date: 7 February 1854 (Whitechapel, London, England)

Death Date: 23 December 1930 (Mooloolah, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Arthur Paget and Esther (nee Gray)

Family: (2) Alice Elizabeth Ruth Haden on 11 April 1889 in Adelaide, 2 sons, 2 daughters, (1) Minnie Jane Downing on 9 August 1884

Religion: Church of England


Worker and manager, sugar plant and mill, 1882-1902; President, Mackay Harbour Board

Local Government Service: Member and Chairman, Pioneer Divisional Board, 1885-1889

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly MIN Mackay 25 May 1901 27 Aug 1904 By-election
Assembly OPP Mackay 27 Aug 1904 5 Feb 1908
Assembly MIN Mackay 5 Feb 1908 22 May 1915 Did not contest

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Secretary for Railways 7 Feb 1911 6 Apr 1915
Secretary for Railways and Agriculture 29 Oct 1908 7 Feb 1911

Additional Information

Notes: Member, Railway League; Member, Anti-Bounty League; Member, Hospital Board

Sources: Image courtesy of John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Neg:195962; Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001); Hughes, Colin A and BD Graham, Voting for the Queensland Legislative Assembly 1890-1964, (Canberra: ANU, Department of Political Science, 1974); Gill, J C H, 'Paget, Walter Trueman (1954-1930)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, V.11, Melbourne University Press, 1988, pp 124-125

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