Stewart, James Charles

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Birth Date: 17 September 1851 (Grantown-on-Spey, Moray, Scotland)

Death Date: 20 December 1931 (Strathpine, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Angus Stewart and Mary

Family: Mary McIntyre in Glasgow, 1 son, 3 daughters

Education: Grantown parish school

Religion: Presbyterian


1863-70 farm worker; Solicitor's office, Inverness; Farmer; Railway worker, Caledonian Railway Company; Coal seller Glasgow; 1888 arrive in Rockhampton; Emu Park railway worker; Fencer; Farm worker; 1893 editor and manager Peoples' Newspaper Rockhampton; Secretary, Lakes Creek Labour Union; Butcher's Union; Rockhampton Council Australia Labor Federation

Local Government Service: Alderman, North Rockhampton Council

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly ALP Rockhampton North 10 Mar 1896 5 Jun 1901

Other Seats: Senator (Federal) for Qld, ALP, 30 Mar 1901 to 30 Jul 1914; Senator (Federal) for Qld, ALP, 5 Sep 1914 to 30 Jun 1917

Additional Information

Sources: Image courtesy of the National Library of Australia, Neg. nla.ojb-136676903; Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)

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