Ezekiel Baker (Australian politician)

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Hon. Ezekiel Alexander Baker (1 December 1823 – 28 January 1912)[1] was a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly.

Baker was born in Middlesex, England, and emigrated to New South Wales in 1853 as mineralogist to a mining company.[2] On 10 January 1870 he was elected to the Legislative Assembly for Goldfields South,[1] and was also a member of the Goldfields Committee. When Mr. Garrett, the Minister of Lands in the Robertson Ministry, resigned his office, in February 1877, Mr. Baker was appointed to succeed him, but the Government only held office till March. He was appointed Secretary for Mines in the next Robertson Administration, in August of the same year, exchanging that post for the portfolio of Lands in November, and going out of office with his colleagues in December. Mr. Baker was again Minister of Mines in the Parkes Government from Dec. 1878 to August 1881, when he was expelled from the Assembly on a charge of corrupt conduct.[2] Baker was member for Carcoar 22 November 1880 to 26 January 1887.[1]

Baker died in Hurstville, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 28 January 1912.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Mr Ezekiel Alexander BAKER (1823 - 1912)". Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Mennell, Philip (1892). "Wikisource link to Baker, Hon. Ezekiel Alexander". The Dictionary of Australasian Biography. London: Hutchinson & Co. Wikisource