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Wellington, William John

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Birth Date: 10 March 1879 (Adelong, Australia, New South Wales)

Death Date: 2 March 1939 (Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Joseph and Catherine Jane Wellington (nee Bennetts)

Family: Violet Beatrice Annie Ruthenberg on 10 April 1917, 3 sons, 3 daughters

Education: Charters Towers State School

Religion: Methodist


Secretary, Charters Towers Miners Accident Association and Amalgamated Workers Association, 1900; Confidential Clerk, Charters Towers sharebroker, 1895 to 1900

Party Positions:

  1. (ALP) Secretary, Kennedy Federal Divisional Executive

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly ALP Charters Towers 22 May 1915 2 Mar 1939 Died in Office

Additional Information

Notes: Vice-president, Australian Labor Federation and a trustee of The Worker. In 1915 he was a miners' representative on the Charters Towers Hospital Committee

Sources: Imaged sourced from 'The Courier Mail', 3 Mar 1939; Courier-Mail, 'Death of Mr. W.J. Wellington', 3 Mar 1939; Waterson, DB and John Arnold, Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1930-1980, (Canberra: ANU Press, 1982); Waterson, DB, Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)

[Last Modified: Wednesday, 12 July 2017]