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Brooks, Samuel Wood

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Birth Date: 29 August 1840 (Beeston, Nottinghamshire, England)

Death Date: 9 February 1915 (New Farm, Brisbane, Australia)

Parents: John German Brooks and Mary (nee Wood)

Family: Hannah Walker on 29 November 1864 in Sydney, 2 sons, 1 daughter

Education: Village Schools; Nottingham and Lyth theological Academy

Religion: Wesleyan


Wesleyan Missionary Student 1863; Missionary Fiji 1865-75; Private School Owner in Sydney; Partner Brentnall Bros and Broola, Merchants 1880; Staff at the Telegraph but contributed to Courier; Proprietor Figaro; 1896 Proprietor Moreton Mail; 1891 Director City & Suburban Building Society; Commissioner of the Brisbane Hospital; President, Queensland Press Association and Brisbane School of Arts; Vice-President, Society of St George

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly NONE Fortitude Valley 1 May 1886 12 May 1888 By-election

Additional Information

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