Charles Edward Herbert

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Charles Edward Herbert
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Member of the South Australian House of Assembly for Northern Territory
Elections: 1900, 1902
In office
20 October 1900 – 27 May 1905
Government Resident of the Northern Territory
In office
1 February 1905 – 8 February 1910
Preceded byC. J. Dashwood
Deputy Chief Judicial Officer for the Territory of Papua
In office
Acting Judge of the Northern Territory
In office
May 1921 – October 1921
Administrator of Norfolk Island
In office
6 June 1928 – 21 January 1929
Personal details
Born(1860-06-12)12 June 1860
Strathalbyn, South Australia
Died21 January 1929(1929-01-21) (aged 68)
Norfolk Island
Political partyConservatives

Charles Edward Herbert (12 June 1860 – 21 January 1929) was an Australian politician and judge. He was a member of the South Australian House of Assembly from 1900 to 1905, representing the electorate of Northern Territory. He was Government Resident of the Northern Territory from 1905 to 1910. He was then deputy chief judicial officer of the Territory of Papua (later Judge of the Central Court of Papua) from 1910 to 1928. This role saw him serve for extended periods on the Executive Council of Papua, and act as its Administrator and Lieutenant-Governor. During this period, he served as an acting judge of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory in 1921. He was appointed Administrator of Norfolk Island in 1928, holding the position until his death in 1929.[1][2]


  1. ^ Elder, Peter. "Herbert, Charles Edward (1860–1929)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Australian National University: National Centre of Biography. Retrieved 11 January 2016.
  2. ^ "PERSONAL". The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954). Perth, WA: National Library of Australia. 5 March 1928. p. 8. Retrieved 11 January 2016.
Government offices
Preceded by
Charles Dashwood
Government Resident of the Northern Territory
Succeeded by
Samuel James Mitchell