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Deane, John Horace

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Birth Date: 24 January 1842 (Cootehill, County Cavan, Ireland)

Death Date: 27 October 1913 (Townsville, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: George Dean and Elizabeth (nee Mahood)

Family: Mary Ann Gologhly in Rockhampton on 10 December 1864, 1 son, 3 daughters

Education: Local school

Religion: Church of England


Storekeeper and carrier, Lilyvale; Took a team from Peak Downs to Cape River alluvial field in 1866 ; butchering business, Townsville; battery at Broughton; Shifted the mill to Charters Towers in 1872 and had interests in numerous Charters Towers mines; Established iron foundry and Charters Towers Pyrites Co. on Towers Hill; Sold his mining interests; Assisted in the formation of Alligator Creek Meat Export Co., ; Built and became Managing Director, Burdekin Meat Export Co.

Local Government Service: Chairman, Dalrymple Shire Council, 1880 to 1884 and 1890; Alderman, Dalrymple Shire Council, 1885 to 1889 and 1891 to 1911

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly NONE Townsville 28 Nov 1878 3 Feb 1879
Council NONE Legislative Council 31 Jul 1889 27 Oct 1913 Died in office

Additional Information

Notes: He was a strong advocate of both northern separation and Federation. He served as a prominent member of the Townsville Harbour Board from 1888

Sources: Townsville Evening Star, 27 October 1913; Allingham, Anne, 'Deane, John Horace (1842 - 1913)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 8, Melbourne University Press, 1981, pp 260-261; The Queenslander, 1 November 1913; Waterson, DB, Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)

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