Haly, Charles Robert

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Birth Date: 11 April 1816 (Amboise, France)

Death Date: 26 August 1892 (Dalby, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Charles William Haly and Ann (nee Hutchings)

Family: Rosa Harpur at `Tamrookum' in the Logan district on 3 September 1853, 7 sons, 4 daughters

Religion: Church of England


Lessee of Taabinga Station (Burnett) and Glenhoughton Station,Taroom, c. 1842; Police magistrate at Dalby from 26 April 1882; Clerk of Petty Sessions from 1 January 1891

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly NONE Burnett 4 May 1860 24 Jun 1863
Assembly NONE Burnett 13 May 1865 6 Apr 1867
Assembly NONE Burnett 21 Apr 1869 23 Mar 1871
Assembly NONE Leichhardt 12 Jan 1876 14 Nov 1878

Additional Information

Notes: Haly was one of the first to detect intestinal worms in sheep and, being aware of the dangers of overexploiting land, he advocated remedial measures. As a member of the Legislative Assembly, his subjects of interest were the preservation of indigenous grasses, the use of steam ploughs and irrigation. He supported measures to deal with stock diseases and for supplying Brisbane with water from the upper Brisbane River basin. He also secured the abolition of the salt duty

Sources: Morrison, AA, `Some lesser members of parliament in Queensland', Journal of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland, 6 (1959-61); Brisbane Courier, 27 August 1892; Morrison, AA, Carter, M, 'Haly, Charles Robert (1816-1892)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, V.4, Melbourne University Press, 1972, pp 327-328; Waterson, DB, Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)

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