Jim Page (politician)

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Jim Page
James Page (Australia).jpg
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Maranoa
In office
30 March 1901 – 3 June 1921
Preceded by New seat
Succeeded by James Hunter
Personal details
Born 1861
London, England
Died 3 June 1921 (aged 59–60)
Nationality English Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Occupation Railway worker, unionist

James "Jim" Page (1861 – 3 June 1921) was an Australian politician. He was an Australian Labor Party member of the Australian House of Representatives from 1901 to 1921, representing the electorate of Maranoa.

Page was born in London, England, and was raised and educated in a Barnardo's Home. He joined the British Army, serving from 1877 to 1883, and fighting in both the Anglo-Zulu War and the First Boer War. He subsequently moved to Australia and worked as a railway ganger on the Central line and as overseer of works for the Barcaldine Divisional Board. He is occasionally reported as having been a shearer and some form of union leader during the 1891 shearers strike; however, this appears to be untrue.[1][2][3][4] He became the proprietor of the Welcome Home Hotel in Barcaldine in 1893, but gave up that lease in 1897 and took over the Exchange Hotel, which he operated until his election to parliament.[5][6][7][8][9]

In 1901, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives in the first federal election, winning the Queensland rural seat of Maranoa for the Labor Party. He held the seat until his death in 1921.[10] Page's funeral was held at St John's Cathedral and he was buried in Toowong Cemetery.[11][12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "THE MEMBER FOR MARANOA.". The Morning Bulletin. Rockhampton, Qld. 27 July 1909. p. 7. Retrieved 8 June 2014 – via National Library of Australia. 
  2. ^ "Death of Hon. James Page.". Balonne Beacon. XV, (24). Queensland. 11 June 1921. p. 2. Retrieved 18 January 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  3. ^ "Barcaldine Divisional Board.". The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts. III, (56). Queensland. 14 February 1893. p. 7. Retrieved 18 January 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  4. ^ ""JIM" PAGE, M.[?].R.". The World. VI (134). Tasmania. 7 June 1921. p. 2. Retrieved 18 January 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  5. ^ "Advertising". The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts. V (115). Queensland. 3 April 1894. p. 11. Retrieved 18 January 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  6. ^ "Advertising". The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts. III, (65). Queensland. 18 April 1893. p. 3. Retrieved 18 January 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  7. ^ "Sensational Insolvency.". The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts. IV (83). Queensland, Australia. 22 August 1893. p. 8. Retrieved 18 January 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  8. ^ "Advertising". The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts. XI (269). Queensland. 16 March 1897. p. 4. Retrieved 18 January 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  9. ^ "PAGE WAS NOT A SHEARERS LEADER.". The Daily Standard (2630). Queensland. 6 June 1921. p. 5. Retrieved 18 January 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  10. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Archived from the original on 20 July 2007. Retrieved 2008-07-26. 
  11. ^ Page James — Brisbane City Council Grave Location Search. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
  12. ^ "Family Notices.". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 11 June 1921. p. 6. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
New seat
Member for Maranoa
1901 – 1921
Succeeded by
James Hunter