James Wilkinson (Australian politician)

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James Wilkinson
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Member of the Australian Parliament
for Moreton
In office
30 March 1901 – 12 December 1906
Preceded by New seat
Succeeded by Hugh Sinclair
Personal details
Born (1854-11-30)30 November 1854
Ipswich, Queensland
Died 11 January 1915(1915-01-11) (aged 60)
Nationality Australian
Political party Independent (1901–04)
Labor (1904–06)
Occupation Engine-driver

James Wilkinson (30 November 1854 – 11 January 1915) was an Australian politician.

Wilkinson was born and raised in Ipswich, Queensland, attending both state and grammar schools. During his early years he was an engine-driver and railways unionist before serving as an Alderman on Ipswich Council.

Wilkinson represented the Electoral district of Ipswich in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland from 1894 to 1896 for the Australian Labor Party.[1] He represented Moreton in the Parliament of Australia from 1901 to 1906, elected as an independent labour member, but rejoined the Labor Party from 1904.[2]


  1. ^ "Previous Members 1860-2001". Rachel Nolan. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-05-23. 
  2. ^ "Parliamentary Handbook". Parliament of Australia. Archived from the original on 2007-06-11. Retrieved 2007-05-23. 
Parliament of Australia
New division Member for Moreton
Succeeded by
Hugh Sinclair