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Allan, James

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Birth Date: 20 December 1856 (Airdrie, Scotland)

Death Date: 26 January 1938 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Robert Allan and Mary (nee Hodge)

Family: Elizabeth Stark on 4 June 1885, 2 sons, 2 daughters

Education: Athenaeum Public School; Andersonian University, Glasgow, Scotland

Religion: Presbyterian


Apprentice draper, Daley & Co., Glasgow prior to arriving in Australia in 1879; Assistant, D.L. Brown & Co.; Co-founder of Allan & Stark Brisbane Drapers, 1882

Local Government Service: Alderman, South Brisbane Municipal Council 1892-1895

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly MIN South Brisbane 2 Oct 1909 27 Apr 1912
Assembly MIN Kurilpa 27 Apr 1912 22 May 1915

Additional Information

Notes: Member, Brisbane Drapers' Association; Member, Rotary Club; Member, Committee of Management of the Brisbane Hospital 1914

Publications: A Holiday Ramble in New Zealand (Brisbane, 1914)

Sources: Image sourced from The Queenslander, page 25 3 Apr 1915; Hughes, Colin A and BD Graham, Voting for the Queensland Legislative Assembly 1890-1964, (Canberra: ANU, Department of Political Science, 1974); Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)

[Last Modified: Tuesday, 4 December 2018]