Members of the Queensland Legislative Council, 1860–1869

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This is a list of members of the Queensland Legislative Council from its creation on 1 May 1860 to 31 December 1869. Appointments, made by the Governor of Queensland, were for life, although many members for one reason or another resigned. Prior to 1860, Queensland was part of the colony of New South Wales.

Starting with 11 members, by 26 April 1861, the council had increased to 21 members. From then until the end of the decade, the mean membership was slightly over 20, ranging from 16–17 for a period from July 1865 to February 1866, to 23–24 for a period from July 1863 to April 1864.

Office bearers[edit]

President of the Legislative Council:

Chairman of Committees:

Members[edit]

The following members served in the Legislative Council between 1860 and 1869:[1]

Name Date appointed Date left Reason for leaving
John Balfour 1 May 1860 23 April 1864 Resignation
William Barker 26 April 1861 22 July 1863 Resignation
John Alexander Bell 26 September 1866 21 November 1872
Francis Edward Bigge 1 May 1860 16 May 1873
John Bramston 3 July 1863 17 November 1869 Resignation
Alfred Henry Brown 26 April 1861 13 May 1863 Resignation
Eyles Browne 3 July 1863 14 August 1882
Alfred Compigne 1 May 1860 23 April 1864 Resignation
John Douglas 22 February 1866 25 July 1866 Elected to Assembly
John Douglas 11 December 1868 13 November 1869 Resignation
Henry Fitz 23 May 1860 16 May 1873
George Fullerton 1 May 1860 22 May 1864 Seat vacated
John Galloway 1 May 1860 1 May 1865 Resignation
John Galloway 13 November 1869 17 April 1872
James Garrick 13 November 1869 8 December 1870
James Gibbon 22 February 1866 19 February 1887
St. George Richard Gore 3 July 1863 16 August 1871
Henry Harden 10 June 1868 1 June 1870
George Harris 23 May 1860 31 August 1876
John Heussler 26 September 1866 8 October 1870
William Hobbs 26 April 1861 18 October 1880
Louis Hope 24 April 1862 1 November 1882
Frederick Isaac 25 August 1864 12 July 1865 Death
James Laidley 1 May 1860 16 August 1864 Resignation
William Landsborough 20 December 1862 23 September 1865 Resignation
John McConnel 26 April 1861 16 July 1868 Resignation
John Frederick McDougall 1 May 1860 13 September 1895
Robert Massie 1 May 1860 14 May 1862 Resignation
Thomas Lodge Murray-Prior 22 February 1866 31 December 1892
Charles Nicholson 1 May 1860 23 June 1863 Returned to England
Francis North 3 July 1863 9 December 1864 Death
Albert Norton 11 September 1867 29 May 1868 Resignation
Maurice Charles O'Connell 1 May 1860 23 March 1879
John Panton 22 February 1866 2 October 1866 Death
Ratcliffe Pring 24 April 1862 26 May 1863 Elected to Assembly
Daniel Foley Roberts 23 May 1860 26 July 1889
Henry Simpson 29 July 1868 29 April 1882
Stephen Simpson 23 May 1860 3 February 1865 Resignation
Richard Joseph Smith 3 July 1863 12 June 1866 Resignation
William Thornton 26 September 1866 8 September 1879
John Watts 8 April 1864 31 October 1864 Elected to Assembly
William Duckett White 26 April 1861 5 August 1880
Western Wood 26 April 1861 20 March 1868 Resignation
William Yaldwyn 10 June 1868 15 May 1877
William Henry Yaldwyn 1 May 1860 13 June 1863 Resignation
William Henry Yaldwyn 1 May 1865 28 August 1866 Death

References[edit]

  • Waterson, Duncan Bruce: Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament 1860–1929 (second edition), Sydney 2001.