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Battersby, Matthew Robertson

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Birth Date: 18 December 1841 (Perth, Scotland)

Death Date: 15 May 1899 (Eagle Junction, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Matthew Battersby and Elizabeth (nee Robertson)

Family: (2) Davina Pope Melville in 1893, (1) Jane Stewart in 1861, 2 sons, 3 daughters

Religion: Primitive Methodist


Blacksmith in Scotland and continued the trade after his arrival in Queensland in 1865; Settled on a farm in Caboolture; Member, Divisional Board of Caboolture for nine years

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly MIN Moreton 28 Apr 1888 18 Mar 1899

Additional Information

Sources: Image sourced from The Queenslander, 30 May 1899; Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)

[Last Modified: Wednesday, 31 May 2017]