John Burrows (politician)

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John Burrows
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Charters Towers
In office
6 July 1901 – 18 May 1907
Serving with John Dunsford, William Paull
Preceded by Anderson Dawson
Succeeded by Joe Millican
Personal details
Born John Burrows
(1864-10-16)16 October 1864
Clunes, Victoria, Australia
Died 3 February 1925(1925-02-03) (aged 60)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Resting place Lutwyche Cemetery
Nationality Australian
Political party Labor
Occupation Journalist

John Burrows (16 October 1864 – 3 February 1925) was a journalist, and member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly.[1]

Early days[edit]

Burrows was born in Clunes, Victoria, to parents Nicholas Burrows and his wife Elizabeth Jane (née Pollard). After attending state school in Clunes, he moved to Charters Towers in Queensland where he found work as a whipboy in the mines. In 1888 he started as an apprentice printer moving on to be a journalist and eventually proprietor of the Charters Towers Eagle. From 1907 until 1913 he was the editor of the Trinity Times in Cairns and then The Cairns Times from 1913. He finished his working career as a Court shorthand writer from 1920 until 1925.[1]

Political career[edit]

In 1901, standing for the Labour Party, Burrows won the seat of Charters Towers, holding it for six years until he was defeated in 1907.[1]

Personal life[edit]

A member of the Masons, Burrows died in 1925 and was buried in Lutwyche Cemetery.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 6 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Funeral NoticesThe Courier Mail. Retrieved 6 March 2016.
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Anderson Dawson
Member for Charters Towers
Served alongside: John Dunsford, William Paull
Succeeded by
Joe Millican