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Vowles, William John

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Birth Date: 22 April 1876 (Enoggera, Queensland, Australia)

Death Date: 28 August 1943 (Dalby, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: George Vowles and Georgina Maria Cecilia (nee Kean)

Family: Grace Lyndley Black on 1 December 1903, 3 sons, 3 daughters

Education: Ipswich and Brisbane Grammar schools

Religion: Roman Catholic


Articled, J.G. McGregor, Brisbane solicitor, 1892; Director, Chinchilla Co-Operative Dairy Co.

Local Government Service: Alderman, Dalby; Mayor of Dalby, 1907-1909

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly MIN Dalby 26 Apr 1911 22 May 1915 By-election
Assembly LIB Dalby 22 May 1915 16 Mar 1918
Assembly NAT Dalby 16 Mar 1918 9 Oct 1920
Assembly CNC Dalby 9 Oct 1920 8 May 1926

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Leader of the Opposition 28 Jan 1920 11 Jul 1923

Additional Information

Notes: Member, Dalby Hospital Board; Member, Pastoral and Agricultural Society; Member, Race Club; Member, Golf Club

Sources: Image courtesy of John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Neg:12352; 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)