Andrew Wilson (Australian politician)

Andrew Heron Wilson (24 August 1844 – 29 August 1906)[1] was a politician in colonial Queensland, and a member of the Queensland Legislative Council.[2]


Andrew Wilson
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Member of the Queensland Legislative Council
In office
19 September 1883 – 29 August 1906
Personal details
Born
Andrew Heron Wilson

(1844-08-24)24 August 1844
Ayr, Scotland
Died29 August 1906(1906-08-29) (aged 62)
Maryborough, Queensland, Australia
Resting placeMaryborough Cemetery
NationalityScottish Australian
Spouse(s)Jessie Adam (d. 1931)
OccupationCompany director

Early lifeEdit

Wilson was son of Andrew Wilson and Grace (Heron) his wife, was born at Ayr, Scotland, and educated at the Ayr Academy.[3] He emigrated to Queensland in 1864, and became a large saw-mill owner at Maryborough, Queensland. He was married at Cunning Park, Ayr, to Miss Jessie Adam.[3]

PoliticsEdit

Wilson was called to the Legislative Council in 1883 where he served until his death in 1906.[2]

Published worksEdit

  • Heron-Wilson, Andrew (1896), From Maryborough (Queensland) to and through New Zealand in 1891
  • Heron-Wilson, Andrew (1899), From Queensland to England via China, Japan, Canada, and the United States in 1899, s.n

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Death of the Hon. A. H. Wilson". Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald & General Advertiser. 30 August 1906.
  2. ^ a b "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  3. ^ a b Mennell, Philip (1892). "Wilson, Hon. Andrew Heron" . The Dictionary of Australasian Biography. London: Hutchinson & Co – via Wikisource.

Further readingEdit