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Burns, George Robertson

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Birth Date: 1845 (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Death Date: 5 November 1893 (Keppel Bay, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Frahem Burns and Jessie (nee McGregor)

Family: Grace Clow, 4 children

Education: Edinburgh public schools and Ayr Academy

Religion: Presbyterian


1862 Apprentice engineer Glasgow; Engineer Randolph, Elder & Company and McOnie's machinery on Peruvian sugar estate; Engineer, Hambledon plantation Cairns; Superintendent engineer Aplin, Brown Company; Leased Townsville foundry; 1888 Purchased new Ross Creek Works of Townsville Foundry and Shipping Company; Sole manager Member Protestant Alliance Friendly Society and Caledonian Society

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly MIN Townsville 6 May 1893 5 Nov 1893 Died in Office

Additional Information

Notes: Died on the SS Airlie

Sources: Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)

[Last Modified: Wednesday, 28 June 2017]