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Denham, Digby Frank

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Birth Date: 25 January 1859 (Langport, Somerset, England)

Death Date: 10 May 1944 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: William Denham and Edna Grace (nee Cooke)

Family: Alice Maud Knight on 16 April 1885 in Adelaide, 1 son, 2 daughters

Education: Langport Grammar School, England

Religion: Church of England


Founder, Denham Bros, grain and produce merchants, 1886; Chairman of Directors, New Swanbank Collieries, Bundamba; Director, Queensland Trustees Limited; Director, A.M.P; Director, Walkers (Maryborough)

Local Government Service: Chairman and member, Stephens Divisional Board, 1893 to 1902

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly MIN Oxley 3 Jul 1902 17 May 1907
Assembly OPP Oxley 18 May 1907 4 Feb 1908
Assembly MIN Oxley 5 Feb 1908 22 May 1915

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Premier and Chief Secretary 7 Feb 1911 1 Jun 1915
Secretary for Public Lands 29 Oct 1908 7 Feb 1911
Home Secretary 19 Nov 1907 18 Feb 1908
Secretary for Railways 19 Jan 1906 4 Feb 1907
Secretary for Public Works 27 Apr 1904 17 Jan 1906
Secretary for Agriculture 17 Sep 1903 4 Feb 1907
Home Secretary 17 Sep 1903 27 Apr 1904

Additional Information

Notes: Supporter of the establishment of the University of Queensland and the building of its Women's College

Sources: Image courtesy of John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Neg: 194583 ; 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)