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Former Member Details

Mr Francis Edward BIGGE (1820 - 1915)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1820
Place of Birth: Little Benton, Northumberland, England
Date of Death: 03/12/1915
Place of Death: Torquay, England
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 01 Sep 1851 31 Dec 1852 1 year 4 months 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
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in Queensland 4 February 1862.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Naval Officer. Educated at Royal Naval College in Portsmouth; In 1835 entered naval service of HMS Barham and the Meditteranean Fleet; in 1839 resigned and joined his brother Frederick in New South Wales; in 1840 went to Queensland to Mount Brisbane station; In August 1842 had an affray with bushrangers; in 1873 returned to Cockington in Devon, England; leaving A.Raff as agent; in 1909 sold the run to a cousin and McConnel. Member of the North Australian and Queensland Clubs
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Member of the Parliament of Queensland. Member of the Queensland Legislative Council 1 May 1860 - 16 May 1873 (resigned). Reappointed for life.
Local Government Activity
Son of Thomas Hanway, gentleman, and Charlotte Scott. Married Elizabeth Barbara Ord in Leicester, England. and had no issue. Church of England.
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