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Newell, John

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Birth Date: 30 November 1849 ("The Hollow", Company Down, Ireland)

Death Date: 29 July 1932 (Herberton, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: James Newell and Margaret (nee McDowall)

Family: Janet Jack on 21 January 1885 in Watsonville, 2 sons, 2 daughters

Education: Drumaghlis National School

Religion: Presbyterian


Clerk Belfast; mercantile work, Brisbane, 1876; store manager, Smithfield, 1877; Palmer prospector, 1877 to 1879 ; Herbert River claim 1880; storekeeper, Northern Queensland, 1882

Local Government Service: Member Tinaroo Shire Council and Herberton shire council; Mayor, Herberton, 1888 to 1889

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly MIN Woothakata 11 Apr 1896 11 Mar 1902

Additional Information

Notes: Member, Cairns Harbour Board

Sources: Image sourced MJ Fox, History of Queensland; its people and industries, v 3 (1919); Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)