James Wilkinson (Australian politician)

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The Honourable
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
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Ipswich
In office
31 March 1894 – 21 March 1896
Serving with Andrew Barlow
Preceded by John MacFarlane
Succeeded by Alfred Stephenson
Personal details
Born (1854-11-30)30 November 1854
Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
Died 11 January 1915(1915-01-11) (aged 60)
Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
Resting place Ipswich General Cemetery
Nationality Australian
Political party Labour (1894–96), (1904–06)
Other political
Independent (1901–04)
Spouse(s) Louisa Ann Smith (m.1874 d.1926)
Occupation Engine driver
Religion Congregationalist

James Wilkinson (30 November 1854 – 11 January 1915) was an Australian politician.[1]

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.[2] 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.[3]

Wilkinson died in 1915. His funeral took place from his Martin St residence in Ipswich to the Ipswich General Cemetery.[4]


  1. ^ "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Previous Members 1860-2001". Rachel Nolan. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 23 May 2007. 
  3. ^ "Parliamentary Handbook". Parliament of Australia. Archived from the original on 11 June 2007. Retrieved 23 May 2007. 
  4. ^ "Family Notices.". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 12 January 1915. p. 6. Retrieved 8 February 2015. 
Parliament of Australia
New division Member for Moreton
Succeeded by
Hugh Sinclair
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
John MacFarlane
Member for Ipswich
Served alongside: Andrew Barlow
Succeeded by
Alfred Stephenson