James Augustus Parker

James Augustus Parker (1820 – 7 January 1899) was a miner, mill proprietor, and member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly.[1]

James Parker
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Burke
In office
26 October 1875 – 21 June 1876
Preceded byWilliam Hodgkinson
Succeeded byPatrick O'Sullivan
Personal details
Born
James Augustus Parker

1820
Died7 January 1899 (aged 78 or 79)
Jembaicumbene, New South Wales, Australia
Resting placeBraidwood General Cemetery
OccupationCrushing mill operator, Miner and mill proprietor

Parker was born around 1820 to parents John Parker and his wife Rebecca.[2]

When the member for the Queensland state seat of Burke, William Hodgkinson, resigned in 1875 to head up a government expedition, Parker won the subsequent by-election unopposed.[3] Parker himself went on to resign the seat in June of the following year.[1]

He died at Jembaicumbene, New South Wales in 1899[1] and was buried in the Braidwood General Cemetery.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2015.
  2. ^ Parker James — Nsw Registry of Births, Deaths, and Marriages. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Telegraphic". The Brisbane Courier. XXX (2, 632). Queensland, Australia. 27 October 1875. p. 2. Retrieved 11 August 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ Parker James — Australian Cemeteries. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
William Hodgkinson
Member for Burke
1875–1876
Succeeded by
Patrick O'Sullivan