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Former Member Details

Mr Richard Joseph SMITH (1819 - 1883)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1819
Place of Birth: Leicester, England
Date of Death: 15/11/1883
Place of Death: Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 01 Mar 1853 29 Feb 1856 3 years 1 day An Elective Member of the first Legislative Council 1843 - 1856 for the Pastoral Districts of Moreton, Wide Bay, Burnett and Maranoa
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Chairman of Trustees of Ipswich Grammar School; President of Queensland Pastoral and Agricultural Society; Captain of Ipswich Light Horse
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Enterepreneur, squatter and civil servant. Arrived in New South Wales c.1824; held various occupations; in 1845 journeyed to Brisbane; established the Marie Boiling Down Works in Bremer, Ipswich. established a sawmill; acquired cabbage Tree. Tambourine (Logan) and Kenilworth (Wide Bay) stations; in 1866 became insolvent; Crown Land agent in Ipswich; land commissioner of West Moreton; in 1876 became a land commissioner of East and West Moreton.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Member of the Parliament of Queensland. Member of the Legislative Council of Queensland; appointed 3 July 1863; resigned 12 June 1866.
Local Government Activity
Alderman of Ipswich and Mayor in 1876
The dates of birth and death are not known. Son of Richard Smith. Married Maria Susannah Stutchbury in Brisbane and had issue, 1 daughter. Church of England.
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