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Sheridan, Richard Bingham

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Birth Date: 1 August 1822 (Mayo, Ireland)

Death Date: 8 June 1897 (Manly, Sydney, Australia)

Parents: Henry Sheridan and Margaret (nee Martin)

Family: Adele Eulalie Masse on 18 November 1845 in Sydney, 3 sons

Religion: Roman Catholic


Arrived Sydney 1842; Farm manager Broulee; 1846 Customs officer New South Wales; 1853 Harbour authority official Moreton Bay; 1859 Chief officer of customs; Water police magistrate; Immigration agent and harbor master; 1883 retired from Custom Department; 1866 Partner Tinana Creek Sugar Plantation Maryborough

Military Service: Honorary lieutenant colonel volunteers Queensland Defence Forces

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly NONE Maryborough 10 Aug 1883 28 Apr 1888

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Postmaster-General 3 Jan 1885 17 Feb 1885
Minister without Office 13 Nov 1883 3 Jan 1885

Additional Information

Notes: Had an alliance with Griffith; Instrumental in the formation of the Maryborough Botanic Gardens and the Maryborough Memorial drinking fountain

Sources: Image courtesy of John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Neg:69052; Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)