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Peter Murdoch (16 October 1865 24 October 1948) was an Australian politician. Born in Hobart, he was a member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly from 1922, when he was elected as a Nationalist member for Franklin. He left the Nationalist Party to become an independent in 1925 and was re-elected at that year's election, but he was defeated at the 1928 state election. After unsuccessfully contesting the 1929 by-election for the federal seat of Franklin, he retired from politics. Murdoch died in Hobart in 1948. [1]

Tasmanian House of Assembly lower house of the Parliament of Tasmania

The House of Assembly, or Lower House, is one of the two chambers of the Parliament of Tasmania in Australia. The other is the Legislative Council or Upper House. It sits in Parliament House in the state capital, Hobart.

Division of Franklin (state) Tasmanian state electoral division

The electoral division of Franklin is one of the five electorates in the Tasmanian House of Assembly, located in southern Tasmania and includes Bruny Island, Kingston and the eastern shore of the Derwent River. Franklin is named after Sir John Franklin, the Arctic explorer who was Lieutenant-Governor of Van Diemen's Land (1837–43). The division shares its name and boundaries with the federal division of Franklin.

A by-election was held for the Australian House of Representatives seat of Franklin on 14 December 1929. This was triggered by the death of independent MP William McWilliams.

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References

  1. "Murdoch, Peter". Parliament of Tasmania. 2005. Retrieved 21 May 2012.