Campbell, Charles

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Birth Date: 6 August 1843 (Newtown, Cook's River, New South Wales, Australia)

Death Date: 18 March 1919 (Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Hugh Campbell and Helen (nee Fraser)

Family: Margaret Corr on 4 November 1873 at Ipswich, 2 sons, 5 daughters

Education: Sydney

Religion: Presbyterian


Butcher, farmer and local alderman

Local Government Service: Member, Jondaryan Shire Council, 1879-1919; Alderman, Toowoomba; Mayor of Toowoomba, 1886

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Council NONE Legislative Council 3 Jul 1914 18 Mar 1919 Died in office

Additional Information

Notes: Chairman, Toowoomba Gas Co.; Chairman, Darling Downs Rabbit and Tick Boards; Chairman, Toowoomba Permanent Building Society, 9 September 1904-18 March 1919. 'Looked upon as the father of local government in Queensland' - The Queenslander 22 March 1919, p12

Sources: Image courtesy of the Local History and Robinson Collections, Toowoomba City Library; 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)

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