John Bowie Wilson

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John Bowie Wilson (17 June 1820 – 30 April 1883), was a politician in colonial New South Wales, member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly.[1]

Wilson was born at Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, the third son of Rev. John Wilson, D.D.[2] Wilson was educated at Irvine and at the Edinburgh and Aberdeen Universities. He arrived in Australia in June 1840, and in July 1859 was elected to the New South Wales Parliament for the Goldfields South, being afterwards returned for Patrick's Plains (December 1864 to November 1869) and East Sydney (February 1870 to February 1872).[3] Wilson was Secretary for Lands in the Martin Ministry from October 1863 to February 1865, and under the same premier from January 1866 to October 1868, and December 1870 to May 1872.[2] Wilson distinguished himself by his efforts to secure parks and recreation grounds for the people of Sydney.[2] He died on 30 April 1883 at Moore Park, New South Wales.[4]


  1. ^ Lyons, Mark. "Wilson, John Bowie (1820–1883)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 3 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Mennell, Philip (1892). "Wikisource link to Wilson, Hon. John Bowie". The Dictionary of Australasian Biography. London: Hutchinson & Co. Wikisource 
  3. ^ "Mr John Bowie WILSON (1820 - 1883)". Parliament of New South Wales. Archived from the original on 4 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Deaths". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 1 May 1883. p. 1. Retrieved 25 August 2014.