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Gunn, Donald

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Birth Date: 19 February 1856 (Burnima, near Bombala, New South Wales, Australia)

Death Date: 24 July 1943 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Donald Gunn and Anna Sophia (nee Hughes)

Family: Mary Anne Rattray Deuchar on 29 December 1880, 3 sons, 2 daughters

Education: Warwick State School; Brisbane Grammar School; National School, Warwick

Religion: Presbyterian


Overseer and Manager, Pikedale Station, Darling Downs, 1873-1886; Manager, Glenlyon Station

Local Government Service: Member and chairman, Waggamba Shire Council, 1906

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly IND Carnarvon 18 May 1907 1 Oct 1909
Assembly MIN Carnarvon 2 Oct 1909 21 May 1915
Assembly LIB Carnarvon 22 May 1915 15 Mar 1918
Assembly NAT Carnarvon 16 Mar 1918 9 Oct 1920

Additional Information

Notes: Member, Royal Geographical Society Queensland; Member, United Graziers' Association; President, Goondiwindi Show Society; championed small grazier and selector and advocated railway extension and prickly pear eradication

Publications: A grazier's travels: Japan and America visited, Brisbane, 1924, Links with the past, Brisbane, 1937

Sources: Image courtesy of John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Neg: 196151; 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)