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Yaldwyn, William

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Birth Date: 12 November 1836 (Blackrock, Sussex, England)

Death Date: 27 July 1919 (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)

Parents: William Henry

Family: (2) Violet Norm Jessie Agnew on 24 June 1902, (1) Jane Sinclair on 1 January 1861, 4 sons, 3 daughters

Education: Blackheath Preparatory School; Tungridge Grammar School, Kent

Religion: Church of England

Relationship to Politician: William was the son of William Henry Yaldwyn who was appointed to the Queensland Legislative Council, 1 May 1860 to 13 June 1863; 1 May 1865 to 1 October 1866


Pastoral experience on father's stations; Pastoral pursuits at Mount Debateable Station, Gayndah, in 1864; Police magistrate at Dalby, 16 March 1877 to 19 April 1882; Police magistrate at Ipswich, 20 April 1882 to 30 June 1891; 1 July 1891 to 31 September 1893; Police magistrate at South Brisbane, 1 February 1893 to 31 December 1903; Police magistrate in Brisbane, 1 January 1904 to 1 June 1906

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Council NONE Legislative Council 10 Jun 1868 15 May 1877 Retired

Additional Information

Notes: Tin-mining interests in the Stanthorpe district. William was an enthusaistic supporter of athletics. He took a prominent part in promoting the first rugby football club in Warwick. He was also a respectable cricketer. William also took a deep interest in literary affairs. He was one of the first members of the Ipswich Literary Circle and was vice-president of the Brisbane Literary Circle. He was well read and a keen critic

Sources: Image sourced from 'Queensland, 1900: A Narrative of Her Past, together with Biographies of Her Leading Men', 1900; Alcazar Press, Queensland, 1900: A narrative of her past, together with biographies of her leading men, (Wendt & Co., Brisbane); Brisbane Courier, 15 September 1906; Waterson, DB, Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)

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