Angus Cameron (Australian politician)

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Angus Cameron (1847 – 26 January 1896) was a Scottish-born Australian politician.

He was born in Edinburgh to railway porter Neil Cameron and Mary Young. The family migrated to New South Wales in 1854. He first worked as a carpenter, quickly becoming involved in the union movement and becoming secretary of the Trades and Labor Council by 1873. In 1874 he was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly as the Trades and Labor Council's endorsed candidate for West Sydney. He married Eleanor Lyons on 1 January 1876 at Waterloo; they had five children. In 1876 he disassociated himself from the Trades and Labor Council, and he was defeated in 1885. In 1887 he was elected as the Free Trade member for Kiama, but he retired from that seat after a single term. By now known as a strong temperance advocate, he returned to politics in 1894 as the member for Waverley, but he died in 1896.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr Angus Cameron (1847 - 1896)". Former Members. Parliament of New South Wales. 2008. Archived from the original on 5 May 2015. Retrieved 5 May 2015.
New South Wales Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
John Booth
Joseph Raphael
Joseph Wearne
Member for West Sydney
1874–1885
Served alongside: Robertson/O'Connor, Dangar/Harris/Martin/G. Merriman, Dibbs/J. Merriman/Abigail
Succeeded by
Alexander Kethel
John Young
Preceded by
Harman Tarrant
Member for Kiama
1887–1889
Succeeded by
George Fuller
New title Member for Waverley
1894–1896
Succeeded by
Thomas Jessep