Thomas de Montmorency Murray-Prior

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Thomas Murray-Prior
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Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Fassifern
In office
11 March 1902 11 December 1902
Preceded by George Thorn
Succeeded by Charles Moffatt Jenkinson
Personal details
BornThomas de Montmorency Murray-Prior
(1848-01-27)27 January 1848
Bromelton, Queensland
Died 11 December 1902(1902-12-11) (aged 54)
Maroon, Queensland
Spouse(s) Florence Claudia Moor
Relations Thomas Lodge Murray-Prior (father), Rosa Praed (sister)
Occupation Grazier, Goldminer

Thomas de Montmorency Murray-Prior (27 January 1848 11 December 1902) was a politician in Queensland, Australia. He was a Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly.

Queensland North-east state of Australia

Queensland is the second-largest and third-most populous state in the Commonwealth of Australia. Situated in the north-east of the country, it is bordered by the Northern Territory, South Australia and New South Wales to the west, south-west and south respectively. To the east, Queensland is bordered by the Coral Sea and Pacific Ocean. To its north is the Torres Strait, with Papua New Guinea located less than 200 km across it from the mainland. The state is the world's sixth-largest sub-national entity, with an area of 1,852,642 square kilometres (715,309 sq mi).

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Early life

He was born in Bromelton to politician Thomas Lodge Murray-Prior and Matilda Harpur. He attended school in Brisbane and Hobart, working as a pastoralist at Maroon before becoming a miner in the Palmer gold field. [1]

Bromelton, Queensland Town in Queensland, Australia

Bromelton is a rural locality in the local government area of Scenic Rim Region in southern Queensland, Australia. At the 2011 census, Bromelton and the surrounding area had a population of 307.

Thomas Lodge Murray-Prior Australian politician

The Hon. Thomas Lodge Murray-Prior of Maroon was an Australian politician. He held the office of Postmaster-General in Queensland, Australia, whilst Member of the Queensland Legislative Council.

Brisbane capital city of Queensland, Australia

Brisbane is the capital of and the most populated city in the Australian state of Queensland, and the third most populous city in Australia. Brisbane's metropolitan area has a population of 2.5 million, and the South East Queensland region, centred on Brisbane, encompasses a population of more than 3.5 million. The Brisbane central business district stands on the historic European settlement and is situated inside a peninsula of the Brisbane River, about 15 kilometres from its mouth at Moreton Bay. The metropolitan area extends in all directions along the floodplain of the Brisbane River Valley between Moreton Bay and the Great Dividing Range, sprawling across several of Australia's most populous local government areas (LGAs)—most centrally the City of Brisbane, which is by far the most populous LGA in the nation. The demonym of Brisbane is "Brisbanite".

He married Florence Claudia Moor on 18 March 1878 at Bowen. He inherited Maroon Station on his father's death in 1892, and also became vice-president of the Queensland Chamber of Agriculture. [1]

Bowen, Queensland Town in Queensland, Australia

Bowen is a coastal town and locality in the Whitsunday Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. The town of Merinda and the Abbot Point coal shipping port are also within the locality of Bowen. At the 2016 census, Bowen had a population of 10,377.

Politics

He was elected to the Queensland Legislative Assembly as the member for Fassifern in March 1902, [2] but he died in Brisbane in December of that year. [1]

Fassifern was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Queensland from 1873 to 1992.

Later life

He died on 11 December 1902 at Maroon [3] following a long internal illness; his death was not unexpected. [1] [4]

Maroon, Queensland Town in Queensland, Australia

Maroon is a rural community in Scenic Rim Region, Queensland, Australia.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 Waterson, D.B. (1972). A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament 1860-1929. Australian National University Press. ISBN   0708108164.
  2. "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  3. "Family Notices". The Brisbane Courier . National Library of Australia. 15 December 1902. p. 4. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  4. "DEATH OF MR. T. DE M. MURRAY-PRIOR, M.L.A." Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald & General Advertiser . National Library of Australia. 13 December 1902. p. 4. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
George Thorn
Member for Fassifern
1902
Succeeded by
Charles Moffatt Jenkinson