|Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly|
19 May 1888 – 24 June 1890
Serving with William Hodgkinson
|Preceded by||Edward Palmer|
|Succeeded by||John Hoolan|
Ernest Charles James Hunter
17 November 1862
|Died||14 August 1944 (aged 81)|
Mareeba, Queensland, Australia
|Resting place||Mareeba Pioneer Cemetery|
|Spouse(s)||Esther Braithwaite (m.1886 d.1917), Florence Clow Ross (m.1921)|
|Relations||Frank Wise (son-in-law)|
Hunter was born and educated at Dumbarton, Scotland to James Hunter and his wife Cecilia Ann (née Burgess). He arrived in Rockhampton in 1871 and then in Maryborough where he worked as a printer for the Wide Bay News before heading for the gold fields of Gympie, Charters Towers, Croydon, and Etheridge.
After he left politics, Hunter established a fruit pulp and molasses business in Cairns where he was also at one time a publican and auctioneer. In 1929 he travelled to London to float Cape York mines.
On the 27 Nov 1886, Hunter married Esther Braithwaite and together had 3 sons and 1 daughter. Esther died in 1917 and on the 24 Mar 1921 Hunter married Florence Clow Ross and together had 2 sons. His daughter, Elsie Dorothy Hunter, married future Premier of Western Australia Frank Wise in 1922.
- "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
- Family history research — Queensland Government births, deaths, marriages, and divorces. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
- "OPENING OF PARLIAMENT". The Brisbane Courier. 25 June 1890. p. 6. Retrieved 4 January 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
- Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia — Government of Western Australia. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
- "Family Notices". The Cairns Post. Qld. 15 August 1944. p. 4. Retrieved 4 January 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
|Parliament of Queensland|
| Member for Burke
Served alongside: William Hodgkinson