James Murphy (Victorian politician)

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James Murphy (1821 – 27 December 1888) was a brewer and politician in colonial Victoria, a member of the Victorian Legislative Council. [1]

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Early life

Murphy was born in Dublin, Ireland, the son of John Murphy and his wife Mary, née Morgan. [1]

Colonial Australia

Murphy arrived in the Port Phillip District around 1839. [1] On 8 June 1853 Murphy was elected to the unicameral Victorian Legislative Council for the City of Melbourne. [2] Murphy held this position until resigning in September 1855. [1]

Murphy died in Northcote, Victoria on 27 December 1888, [3] he was unmarried. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 "James Murphy". re-member: a database of all Victorian MPs since 1851. Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 28 August 2022.
  2. Labilliere, Francis Peter (1878). "Early History of the Colony of Victoria" . Retrieved 18 July 2014.
  3. "Deaths". The Argus . 29 December 1888. p. 1. Retrieved 24 August 2014 via Trove.

 

Victorian Legislative Council
New seat Member for City of Melbourne
August 1853 – September 1855
With: John Smith
John O'Shanassy
Augustus Greeves
John Hodgson
H. Langlands 1853, F. Sargood 1853–55
Succeeded by