George Edwards (Australian politician)

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George Edwards
George Edwards.jpg
Member of the Australian Parliament
for South Sydney
In office
29 March 1901 – 8 November 1906
Preceded by New seat
Succeeded by Chris Watson
Member of the Australian Parliament
for North Sydney
In office
13 April 1910 – 4 February 1911
Preceded by Dugald Thomson
Succeeded by Granville Ryrie
Personal details
Born (1855-01-30)30 January 1855
Hobart, Tasmania
Died 4 February 1911(1911-02-04) (aged 56)
Nationality Australian
Political party Free Trade (1901–06)
Liberal (1909–11)
Occupation Journalist

George Bertrand Edwards (30 January 1855 – 4 February 1911) was an Australian politician. Born in Hobart, Tasmania, where he was educated, he was a journalist in Tasmania before moving to Melbourne, where he became a businessman, later moving to Sydney. In 1901, he contested the first federal election as the Free Trade candidate for South Sydney, and won. He held the seat until his retirement in 1906. In 1910 he returned to the House of Representatives as the Liberal member for North Sydney, but he died shortly afterwards in 1911.[1]


  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Archived from the original on 20 July 2007. Retrieved 24 May 2008. 
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
new seat
Member for South Sydney
Succeeded by
Chris Watson
Preceded by
Dugald Thomson
Member for North Sydney
Succeeded by
Granville Ryrie