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Paull, William James

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Birth Date: March 1846 (Cran Crae, Cornwall, England)

Death Date: 21 September 1926 (Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: William Paull and Ann (nee Tregoning)

Family: Maragaret Christie in Melbourne, 4 sons

Education: Cornwall and North Wales; Work experience in the silver and lead mines of his step-father

Religion: Church of England


Farm manager, Montgomery and Shropshire; Mine manager, Cornish tin mine; Superintendent, Yandana copper mines, South Australia, from 1873; Managing partner Paul & Hewer, Blinman copper mine and smelting works; Experience in central Australia, 1876-1877 and Flinders Range, 1881-1882; Mine director and partner in Pajingo Station, Charters Towers, from 1882; Retired to Codrington Farm, Bowenville, Darling Downs, 1908

Local Government Service: Alderman, Charters Towers and Mayor, 1898 and 1901

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly OPP Charters Towers 7 Oct 1905 5 Feb 1908

Additional Information

Notes: Committee member, Charters Towers Chamber of Commerce and School of Arts; Chairman, Central Downs Farmers' Union, 1911-1912; National executive Queensland Farmers' Union and Sydney Representative, 1912

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

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