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Watson, Duncan John Reay

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Birth Date: 4 November 1867 (Timaru, New Zealand)

Death Date: 30 October 1948 (Indooroopilly, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: John Dalton Watson and Mary Annie (nee Mackay)

Family: Elizabeth Margaret Crowe in 1905 in Sydney, 1 daughter

Education: Attended Maryborough State and Grammar Schools

Religion: Roman Catholic


Commenced as apprentice builder with his father; Pupil teacher at Maryborough Central School; Became qualified teacher; Worked for Bank of NSW in northern and central Queensland; Admitted to the Queensland Bar, 1895; Operated own successful legal practice until retirement in 1938

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly MIN Cunningham 29 Oct 1903 27 Aug 1904 By-election

Additional Information

Publications: Police Court Practice: A guide for Queensland justices, Law Book Co of Australia, Brisbane, 1903, The Queensland Stock Law, Law Book Co of Australasia, Brisbane, 1905, Published work in The Concise Lawyer and The Queensland Legal Rules and Regulations

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