Members of the Queensland Legislative Assembly, 1904–1907
This is a list of members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland from 1904 to 1907, as elected at the 1904 state election.
At the start of the period, the state was governed by a coalition of a Liberal group led by Arthur Morgan, and the Labour Party led by William Kidston, while the Conservatives led by former Premier Robert Philp sat in opposition. In 1906, Morgan left to become president of the Queensland Legislative Council, replacing Hugh Nelson who had died on 1 January, and Kidston became Premier. By March 1907, a major realignment had taken place — Kidston had split away to form his own party, taking the ministry, numerous MPs and the coalition with him. By the 1907 state election, the parliamentary parties were as follows:
- Kidston Party, led by William Kidston, consisting of Liberals and former Labour members.
- Labour Party, led by David Bowman.
- Philp Party (Conservative), led by Robert Philp.
|Name||Party (pre-1907)||Party (post-1907)||Electorate||Term in office|
|Peter Airey||Labour||Kidston||Flinders||1901–1907; 1908–1909|
|Walter Barnes||Conservative||Conservative||Bulimba||1901–1915; 1918–1933|
|Joshua Thomas Bell||Liberal||Kidston||Dalby||1893–1911|
|David Bowman||Labour||Labour||Fortitude Valley||1899–1902; 1904–1916|
|Thomas Bouchard||Liberal||Conservative||South Brisbane||1904–1908; 1909–1915|
|Thomas Bridges||Liberal||Kidston||Nundah||1896–1907; 1909–1918|
|John Burrows||Labour||Labour||Charters Towers||1901–1907|
|John Cameron||Conservative||Conservative||Brisbane North||1893–1896; 1901–1908|
|John Dunmore Campbell||Conservative||Conservative||Moreton||1899–1909|
|James Cribb||Conservative||Conservative||Bundamba||1893–1896; 1899–1915|
|John Dunsford||Labour||N/A||Charters Towers||1893–1905|
|John Fogarty||Liberal||N/A||Drayton & Toowoomba||1893–1904|
|Edward Barrow Forrest||Conservative||Conservative||Brisbane North||1899–1912|
|James Forsythe||Conservative||Conservative||Carpentaria||1899–1907; 1909–1918|
|George Fox||Conservative||Conservative||Normanby||1877–1878; 1901–1914|
|Robert Herbertson||Liberal||Kidston||Port Curtis||1904–1909|
|Robert Hodge||Liberal||N/A||Rosewood||1902–1904; 1909–1920|
|Charles Jenkinson||Independent||Conservative||Fassifern||1898–1902; 1903–1909|
|Alfred Jones||Labour||Labour||Burnett||1904–1909, 1915–1917,
|Denis Keogh||Labour||Conservative||Rosewood||1896–1902; 1904–1911|
|George Lindley||Liberal||Kidston||Wide Bay||1902–1907|
|Edward Macartney||Conservative||Conservative||Toowong||1900–1908; 1909–1920|
|Frank McDonnell||Labour||Labour||Fortitude Valley||1896–1907|
|Arthur Morgan||Liberal||N/A||Warwick||1887–1896; 1898–1906|
|William Murphy||Labour||Kidston||Croydon||1904–1907; 1908–1918|
|William Paull||Independent||Conservative||Charters Towers||1905–1908|
|Thomas Plunkett||Liberal||Kidston||Albert||1888–1896; 1899–1908|
|Carl Reinhold||Labour||Labour||South Brisbane||1904–1907|
|William Ryott Maughan||Labour||Labour||Ipswich||1898–1899; 1904–1912|
|Thomas Alison Scott||Labour||Kidston||Murilla||1904–1907|
|Henry Plantagenet Somerset||Liberal||Conservative||Stanley||1904–1920|
|Edward Smart||Labour||N/A||Drayton & Toowoomba||1904–1907|
|Thomas Spencer||Liberal||Kidston||Maranoa||1904–1907; 1919–1920|
|James Tolmie||Liberal||Conservative||Drayton & Toowoomba||1901–1907; 1909–1918|
|Henry Turner||Labour||Kidston||North Rockhampton||1901, 1902–1907|
- 1 On 12 April 1904, William Browne, the Labour member for Croydon, died. At the resulting by-election on 21 May 1904, Labour candidate William Murphy was elected.
- 2 On 9 September 1904, John Fogarty, the Liberal member for Drayton & Toowoomba, died. At the resulting by-election on 1 October 1904, Labour candidate Edward Smart was elected.
- 3 At the 1904 election, the result went to preferences and Liberal candidate Robert Hodge and Labour candidate Denis Keogh tied, with the returning officer declaring Hodge elected with his casting vote. A petition was lodged against Hodge's return and on 12 December 1904, the Elections Tribunal unseated Hodge and Keogh was duly sworn in.
- 4 In April 1905, Arthur Cooper, the Liberal member for Mitchell, resigned. Labour candidate John Payne won the resulting by-election on 13 May 1905.
- 5 On 14 May 1905, George Martin, the Labour member for Burrum, died. Independent candidate Colin Rankin won the resulting by-election on 17 June 1905.
- 6 On 15 September 1905, John Dunsford, one of the Labour members for Charters Towers, died. Independent candidate William Paull won the resulting by-election on 7 October 1905.
- 7 On 19 January 1906, Arthur Morgan, the Premier of Queensland and Liberal member for Warwick, was appointed to the Queensland Legislative Council to fill the vacancy caused by the death of the President, Sir Hugh Nelson. Liberal candidate Thomas O'Sullivan won the resulting by-election on 10 February 1906.
- 8 On 19 January 1907, John Hargreaves, the Liberal member for Cook, died. No by-election was held due to the proximity of the 1907 state election.
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- Hughes, Colin A.; Graham, B. D. (1976). Voting for the Queensland Legislative Assembly, 1890-1964. Canberra: Australian National University. ISBN 0-7081-0301-4.
- Hughes, Colin A.; Graham, B. D. (1968). A handbook of Australian government and politics, 1890-1964. Canberra: Australian National University. ISBN 0-7081-0270-0.
- Bernays, Charles Arrowsmith (1919). Queensland politics during sixty (1859-1919) years. Brisbane: Government Printer.
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