Members of the Queensland Legislative Assembly, 1899–1902

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This is a list of members of the 13th Legislative Assembly of Queensland from 1899 to 1902, as elected at the 1899 election held between 1 March 1899 and 25 March 1899 (due to problems of distance and communications, it was not possible to hold the elections on a single day).[1]

Name Party Electorate Term in office
Peter Airey[16] Labour Flinders 1901–1907; 1908–1909
John Annear Ministerial Maryborough 1884–1902
William Drayton Armstrong Ministerial Lockyer 1893–1904; 1907–1918
George Barber[13] Labour Bundaberg 1901–1935
Walter Barnes[7] Ministerial Bulimba 1901–1915; 1918–1933
John Bartholomew Ministerial Maryborough 1896–1902
Joshua Thomas Bell Ministerial Dalby 1893–1911
Jason Boles Opposition Port Curtis 1893–1904
David Bowman[3] Labour Warrego 1899–1902; 1904–1916
Thomas Bridges Ministerial Nundah 1896–1907; 1909–1918
William Browne Labour Croydon 1893–1904
John Burrows[14] Labour Charters Towers 1901–1907
Albert Callan Ministerial Fitzroy 1889–1902
John Cameron[17] Ministerial Brisbane North 1893–1896; 1901–1908
John Dunmore Campbell[1] Ministerial Moreton 1899–1909
James Chataway[9] Ministerial Mackay 1893–1901
Alfred Cowley Ministerial Herbert 1888–1907
James Cribb Ministerial Bundamba 1893–1896; 1899–1915
Thomas Bridson Cribb Ministerial Ipswich 1896–1904
George Curtis Independent Rockhampton 1893–1902
David Dalrymple Ministerial Mackay 1888–1904
Anderson Dawson[14] Labour Charters Towers 1893–1901
Thomas Dibley Labour Woolloongabba 1896–1907
Hon James Dickson[7] Ministerial Bulimba 1873–1888; 1892–1901
James Drake[4] Opposition Enoggera 1888–1899
John Dunsford Labour Charters Towers 1893–1905
Thomas Finney[6] Ministerial Toowong 1896–1900
Andrew Fisher[10] Labour Gympie 1893–1896; 1899–1901
Charles Fitzgerald Labour Mitchell 1896–1902
John Fogarty Opposition Drayton and Toowoomba 1893–1904
Edward Barrow Forrest[1] Ministerial Brisbane North 1899–1912
James Forsythe Ministerial Carpentaria 1899–1907; 1909–1918
George Fox[8] Ministerial Normanby 1877–1878; 1901–1914
Justin Foxton Ministerial Carnarvon 1883–1904
Thomas Givens Labour Cairns 1899–1902
Thomas Glassey[5][13] Labour Bundaberg 1888–1893; 1894–1901
Samuel Grimes Ministerial Oxley 1878–1902
William Henry Groom[11] Opposition Drayton and Toowoomba 1862–1901
John Hamilton Ministerial Cook 1878–1904
William Hamilton Labour Gregory 1899–1915
Patrick Hanran Ministerial Townsville 1899–1909
Herbert Hardacre Labour Leichhardt 1893–1919
William Higgs[15] Labour Fortitude Valley 1899–1901
William Hood[3] Ministerial Warrego 1898–1899
George Jackson Labour Kennedy 1893–1909
Charles Moffatt Jenkinson Opposition Wide Bay 1898–1902; 1903–1909
Francis Kates Ind./Min. Cunningham 1878–1881; 1883–1888;
William Kent Ministerial Burnett 1899–1904
Denis Keogh Labour Rosewood 1896–1902; 1904–1911
George Kerr Labour Barcoo 1893–1909
William Kidston Labour Rockhampton 1896–1911
John Leahy Independent Bulloo 1893–1909
Vincent Lesina Labour Clermont 1899–1912
John Linnett[12] Independent North Rockhampton 1901–1902
Frederick Lord Ministerial Stanley 1893–1902
Abraham Luya[2] Ministerial South Brisbane 1888–1893; 1899
Edward Macartney[6] Ministerial Toowong 1900–1908; 1909–1920
Charles McDonald[16] Labour Flinders 1893–1901
Thomas Macdonald-Paterson[17] Ministerial Brisbane North 1878–1885; 1896–1901
Frank McDonnell Labour Fortitude Valley 1896–1907
Donald MacKintosh Ministerial Cambooya 1899–1915
John McMaster[15] Ministerial Fortitude Valley 1885–1899; 1901–1904;
William Maxwell Labour Burke 1899–1909
William Moore Ministerial Murilla 1898–1904; 1907–1909
Arthur Morgan Ministerial Warwick 1887–1896; 1898–1906
Daniel Mulcahy[10] Labour Gympie 1901–1912
John Murray[8] Ministerial Normanby 1888–1901
John Newell Ministerial Woothakata 1896–1902
William O'Connell Ministerial Musgrave 1888–1903
Walter Paget[9] Ministerial Mackay 1901–1915
Andrew Lang Petrie Ministerial Toombul 1893–1926
Robert Philp Ministerial Townsville 1886–1915
Thomas Plunkett Opposition Albert 1888–1896; 1899–1908
Matthew Reid[4] Labour Enoggera 1893–1896; 1899–1902
Arthur Rutledge Ministerial Maranoa 1878–1893; 1899–1904
George Ryland Labour Gympie 1899–1912
Robert Harrison Smith Ministerial Bowen 1888–1902
William Stephens Ministerial South Brisbane 1888–1904; 1907–1908
Alfred John Stephenson Ministerial Ipswich 1896–1902
James Stewart[12] Labour North Rockhampton 1896–1901
James Stodart Ministerial Logan 1896–1918
George Story Ministerial Balonne 1896–1904
George Thorn Ministerial Fassifern 1867–1874; 1876–1878;
1879–1883; 1887–1888;
William Thorn Opposition Aubigny 1894–1904; 1908–1912
James Tolmie[11] Ind. Min. Drayton and Toowoomba 1901–1907; 1909–1918
Nicholas Tooth Ministerial Burrum 1893–1902
Henry Turley[2] Labour South Brisbane 1893–1899; 1899–1902
Henry Turner[12] Labour North Rockhampton 1901, 1902–1907

See also[edit]

  • Premier:
Anderson Dawson (Labour) (1899) — 6 days
Robert Philp (Ministerial) (1899–1903)


1 Edward Barrow Forrest and John Dunmore Campbell, the newly elected Ministerial members for Brisbane North and Moreton, were members of the Marine Board and were claimed to have held an office of profit under the Crown. They therefore resigned their seats to contest them at a by-election, and were returned unopposed on 20 April 1899. (Melbourne Argus, 14 April 1899, p.6)
2 On 6 July 1899, one of the Ministerial members for South Brisbane, Abraham Luya, died. Labour candidate and former member Henry Turley won the resulting by-election on 22 July 1899.
3 At the 1899 election, William Hood had been returned by a one-vote majority in Warrego. His sole opponent, Labour candidate David Bowman, filed a petition against his return and on 21 November 1899, the election was declared void. Bowman won the resulting by-election on 16 December 1899 with a majority of 44 votes.
4 On 7 December 1899, James Drake, the Opposition member for Enoggera, was appointed to the Queensland Legislative Council. Labour candidate Matthew Reid won the resulting by-election on 23 December 1899.
5 Thomas Glassey, elected as the Labour member for Bundaberg, resigned from the party and his seat in 1900. He won the resulting by-election against a Labour opponent on 14 July 1900.
6 On 5 October 1900, Thomas Finney, the Ministerial member for Toowong, resigned. Ministerial candidate Edward Macartney won the resulting by-election on 24 November 1900.
7 On 10 January 1901, James Dickson, the Ministerial member for Bulimba, died. Ministerial candidate Walter Barnes won the resulting by-election on 16 February 1901.
8 On 1 March 1901, John Murray, the Ministerial member of Normanby, resigned. Ministerial candidate George Fox won the resulting by-election on 13 April 1901.
9 On 12 April 1901, James Chataway, the Ministerial member for Mackay, died. Ministerial candidate Walter Paget won the resulting by-election on 25 May 1901.
Federal election

The first federal election was held on 30 March 1901. Unlike later elections, nobody resigned from their seats to contest it, but those who got elected to the federal parliament subsequently resigned their Assembly seats; this tiggered a series of by-elections:

10 Andrew Fisher, Labour member for Gympie, became the member for the Federal division of Wide Bay, and resigned his Assembly seat on 9 May 1901. Labour candidate Daniel Mulcahy won the resulting by-election on 8 June 1901.
11 William Henry Groom, Opposition member for Drayton and Toowoomba, became the member for the Federal division of Darling Downs and resigned his Assembly seat on 4 June 1901. Independent Ministerialist candidate James Tolmie won the resulting by-election on 22 June 1901.
12 James Stewart, the Labour member for North Rockhampton, became a Senator for Queensland and resigned his Assembly seat on 5 June 1901. Labour candidate Henry Turner won the resulting by-election on 22 June 1901 with a majority of one vote; this result was set aside upon petition on 17 October 1901 and Independent candidate John Linnett was declared elected without a further by-election.
13 Thomas Glassey, the Independent member for Bundaberg, became a Senator for Queensland and resigned his Assembly seat on 22 June 1901. Labour candidate George Barber won the resulting by-election on 6 July 1901.
14 Anderson Dawson, the Labour member for Charters Towers, became a Senator for Queensland and resigned his Assembly seat on 11 June 1901. Labour candidate John Burrows won the resulting by-election on 6 July 1901.
15 William Higgs, the Labour member for Fortitude Valley, became a Senator for Queensland and resigned his Assembly seat on 17 July 1901. Ministerial candidate John McMaster won the resulting by-election on 27 July 1901.
16 Charles McDonald, the Labour member for Flinders, became the member for the Federal division of Kennedy, and resigned his Assembly seat on 24 June 1901. Labour candidate Peter Airey won the resulting by-election on 3 August 1901.
17 Thomas Macdonald-Paterson, the Ministerial member for Brisbane North, became the member for the Federal division of Brisbane and resigned his Assembly seat on 31 July 1901. Ministerial candidate John Cameron won the resulting by-election on 6 August 1901.


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