Members of the Queensland Legislative Assembly, 1896–1899
This is a list of members of the 12th Legislative Assembly of Queensland from 1896 to 1899, as elected at the 1896 colonial election held between 10 March 1896 and 11 April 1896 (due to problems of distance and communications, it was not possible to hold the elections on a single day).
|Name||Party||Electorate||Term in office|
|William Armstrong||Ministerial||Lockyer||1893–1904; 1907–1918|
|Joshua Thomas Bell||Ministerial||Dalby||1893–1911|
|Jason Boles||Opposition||Port Curtis||1893–1904|
|Thomas Bridges||Opp./Min.||Nundah||1896–1907; 1909–1918|
|Hon Thomas Joseph Byrnes||Ministerial||Warwick||1893–1898|
|William Henry Corfield||Ministerial||Gregory||1888–1899|
|Thomas Bridson Cribb||Ministerial||Ipswich||1896–1904|
|Anderson Dawson||Labour||Charters Towers||1893–1901|
|Hon James Dickson||Independent||Bulimba||1873–1888; 1892–1901|
|John Donaldson||Independent||Logan||1883–1893; 1896|
|John Dunsford||Labour||Charters Towers||1893–1905|
|John Fogarty||Opposition||Drayton and Toowoomba||1893–1904|
|Robert Fraser||Ind./Min.||Brisbane North||1896–1899|
|Thomas Glassey||Labour||Bundaberg||1888–1893; 1894–1901|
|William Henry Groom||Opposition||Drayton and Toowoomba||1862–1901|
|John Hoolan||Labour||Burke||1890–1894; 1896–1899|
|Charles Moffatt Jenkinson||Opposition||Wide Bay||1898–1902; 1903–1909|
|Denis Keogh||Labour||Rosewood||1896–1902; 1904–1911|
|Isidor Lissner||Ministerial||Cairns||1883–1893; 1896–1899|
|Thomas Macdonald-Paterson||Ind./Min.||Brisbane North||1878–1885; 1896–1901|
|Frank McDonnell||Labour||Fortitude Valley||1896–1907|
|Thomas McGahan||Farmers' Rep.||Cunningham||1896–1899|
|John McMaster||Ministerial||Fortitude Valley||1885–1899; 1901–1904;
|William Ryott Maughan||Labour||Burnett||1898–1899; 1904–1912|
|William Moore||Ministerial||Murilla||1898–1904; 1907–1909|
|Arthur Morgan||Ministerial||Warwick||1887–1896; 1898–1906|
|Hon Hugh Nelson||Ministerial||Murilla||1883–1898|
|Andrew Lang Petrie||Ministerial||Toombul||1893–1926|
|Robert Harrison Smith||Ministerial||Bowen||1888–1902|
|William Stephens||Ministerial||South Brisbane||1888–1904; 1907–1908|
|Alfred John Stephenson||Ministerial||Ipswich||1896–1902|
|James Stewart||Labour||North Rockhampton||1896–1901|
|George Thorn||Ministerial||Fassifern||1867–1874; 1876–1878;
|William Thorn||Opposition||Aubigny||1894–1904; 1908–1912|
|Horace Tozer||Ministerial||Wide Bay||1871; 1888–1898|
|Henry Turley||Labour||South Brisbane||1893–1902|
- 1 In June 1896, John Donaldson, the Independent member for Logan, resigned after a petition was lodged against his return (although the original election was not declared void). A by-election was held on 11 July 1896, at which he was re-elected against a different opponent. However, he died two weeks later of kidney disease, and at the second by-election held on 15 August 1896, Ministerial candidate James Stodart was elected.
- 2 At the 1896 election in Rosewood, Labour candidate Denis Keogh won by 20 votes and, following a petition by Ministerial candidate Stephen Hardgrave, the election was declared void on 11 August 1896. At the resulting by-election on 29 August, Keogh was re-elected.
- 3 On 2 March 1898, Horace Tozer, the Ministerial member for Wide Bay, was appointed as Agent-General for Queensland, and resigned his seat. Opposition candidate Charles Moffatt Jenkinson, who counted upon Labour support, won the resulting by-election on 19 March 1898.
- 4 On 14 April 1898, William McCord, the Ministerial member for Burnett, died. Labour candidate William Ryott Maughan won the resulting by-election on 28 May 1898.
- 5 On 13 April 1898, the Premier and member for Murilla, Hugh Nelson, was appointed to the Queensland Legislative Council to fill the vacancy caused by the death of the President, Sir Arthur Hunter Palmer. Ministerial candidate William Moore won the resulting by-election on 28 May 1898.
- 6 In August 1898, George Curtis, the Independent member for Rockhampton, resigned to recontest his seat at a by-election. He was returned unopposed at the close of nominations on 20 August 1898.
- 7 On 17 September 1898, James Crombie, the Ministerial member for Warrego, died. Ministerial candidate William Hood won the resulting by-election on 22 October 1898.
- 8 On 27 September 1898, Thomas Joseph Byrnes, the Premier and member for Warwick, died. Opposition candidate Arthur Morgan won the resulting by-election on 22 October 1898.
- Hugh Nelson (Ministerial) (1893–1898)
- Thomas Joseph Byrnes (Ministerial) (1898)
- James Dickson (Ministerial) (1898–1899)
- Waterson, Duncan Bruce: Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament 1860-1929 (second edition), Sydney 2001.
- Hughes, Colin A.; Graham, B. D. (1976). Voting for the Queensland Legislative Assembly, 1890-1964. Canberra: Australian National University. ISBN 0-7081-0301-4.
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