Angus Cameron (Australian politician)

Angus Cameron (1847 – 26 January 1896) was a Scottish-born Australian politician.

He was born in Edinburgh to railway porter Neil Cameron and Mary Young. The family migrated to New South Wales in 1854. He married Eleanor Lyons on 1 January 1876 at Waterloo and they had five children.[1]

He first worked as a carpenter, quickly becoming involved in the union movement and becoming secretary of the Trades and Labor Council by 1873. In 1874 he was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly as the Trades and Labor Council's endorsed candidate for West Sydney.[2] In 1876 he disassociated himself from the Trades and Labor Council, and he was defeated in 1885.[3] He was elected at the 1887 by-election for Kiama,[4] but his first term lasted barely more than 1 week before Parliament was dissolved. Cameron was re-elected unopposed at the election on 9 February as a Free Trade candidate,[5] but did not contest the 1889 election.

By now known as a strong temperance advocate, he returned to politics in 1894 as the member for Waverley,[6] but he died in 1896.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nairn, Bede (1969). "Cameron, Angus (1847–1896)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Volume 3. Melbourne University Press. ISSN 1833-7538. Retrieved 29 September 2020 – via National Centre of Biography, Australian National University.
  2. ^ Green, Antony. "1874 West Sydney". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  3. ^ Green, Antony. "1885 West Sydney". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  4. ^ Green, Antony. "1887 Kiama". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  5. ^ Green, Antony. "1887 Kiama". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  6. ^ Green, Antony. "1894 Waverley". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  7. ^ "Mr Angus Cameron (1847-1896)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 21 May 2019.

 

New South Wales Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
John Robertson
John Booth
Joseph Raphael
Joseph Wearne
Member for West Sydney
1874–1885
With: John Robertson/Daniel O'Connor
Henry Dangar/John Harris/William Martin/George Merriman
George Dibbs/James Merriman/Francis Abigail
Succeeded by
Daniel O'Connor
Francis Abigail
Alexander Kethel
John Young
Preceded by
Harman Tarrant
Member for Kiama
1887–1889
Succeeded by
George Fuller
New district Member for Waverley
1894–1896
Succeeded by
Thomas Jessep