O'Connell, William Bligh Henry

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Birth Date: 26 January 1852 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Death Date: 4 March 1903 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Captain William Bligh O'Connell and Mary (nee Jones)

Family: Emilie Amelia Miske on 16 April 1888, in Bundaberg 3 sons, 4 daughters

Education: Rugby School, England

Religion: Church of England


Pastoral experience Baramba Station, 1870; Aide de camp to Sir Maurice Charles; Clerk, Bank of NSW, Bundaberg; Established mercantile firm in Bundaberg; Inspector of Pacific Islanders and assistant immigration agent

Local Government Service: Member of Bundaberg Divisional Board

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly MIN Musgrave 9 May 1888 4 Mar 1903 Died in office

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Secretary for Public Lands 7 Dec 1899 4 Mar 1903

Additional Information

Notes: Chairman, Royal Commission into the Mining Industry, 1894; Responsible for the 1902 Land Act

Sources: Image courtesy of John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Neg: 17571; Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)