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Butler, Edward (1823–1879), barrister and politician in Australia, was born in co. Kilkenny, Ireland, the son of Michael Butler, tenant farmer, and his wife, Mary, née Joyce. He was educated at St Kieran's College, Kilkenny, where he was encouraged to prepare for the Catholic priesthood. ...

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Sir Samuel Walker Griffith (1845–1920) by Crown Studios, Sydney, 1903–11 by permission of the National Library of Australia

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Griffith, Sir Samuel Walker (1845–1920), lawyer and politician in Australia, was born on 21 June 1845 at Merthyr Tudful, Glamorgan, the second son of the Revd Edward Griffith (1819–1891), Congregational minister, and his wife, Mary Walker (d. 1892). Griffith's father then held ministries at ...

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Hanson, Sir Richard Davies (1805–1876), lawyer and politician in Australia, was born in St Botolph's Lane, London, on 6 December 1805, the second son of Benjamin Hanson, fruit merchant. Having been educated at a nonconformist school in Melbourn, Cambridgeshire, he was articled in 1822 to ...

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Leake, George (1856–1902), lawyer and politician in Australia, was born on 3 December 1856 in Perth, Western Australia, the eldest son of the eight children of George Walpole Leake (1825–1895), a barrister and later attorney-general, and his first wife, Rose Ellen née Gliddon (...

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Plunkett, John Hubert (1802–1869), lawyer and politician in Australia, was the younger of twin sons born to George Plunkett, farmer, of Roscommon, co. Galway, and Eileen O'Kelly of Tycooly, co. Galway, in June 1802 in Roscommon. He took his BA at Trinity College, Dublin...

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Sir John Quick (1852–1932) by Portia Geach, c. 1910 © reserved; photograph by permission of the National Library of Australia

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Herbert Burton

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Quick, Sir John (1852–1932), lawyer and politician in Australia, was born at Trevega, Towednack, near St Ives, Cornwall, on 22 April 1852, the only child of John Quick, a farmer, and his wife, Mary, the daughter of James Quick, of Trevega. The family arrived in ...

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C. A. Harris

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Ramsay, Robert (1842–1882), lawyer and politician in Australia, the eldest son of Andrew Mitchell Ramsay (1809–1869), a minister of the United Presbyterian church, and his wife, Isabella Milne, was born at Hawick, Roxburghshire, on 16 February 1842. The family emigrated in 1847 to ...

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Salomons, Sir Julian Emanuel (1835–1909), lawyer and politician in Australia, born at Edgbaston, Birmingham, on 4 November 1835, was the only son of Emanuel Solomons, a Jewish merchant of that city, and his wife, née Levien. After emigrating to Australia in 1853, he obtained clerical employment in ...

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Stawell, Sir William Jonas Foster (1815–1889), lawyer and politician in Australia, the third son of Jonas Stawell (1769–1840) of Oldcourt, Cork, and his wife, Anna Elizabeth (d. 1833), the daughter of William Foster, bishop of Clogher, was born at Oldcourt on 27 June 1815. Educated from 1832 at ...

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Windeyer, Richard (1806–1847), lawyer and politician in Australia, was born on 10 August 1806 at 11 Castle Street, Leicester Square, London, the eldest of the eleven children of journalist Charles Windeyer (1780–1855) and his wife Ann Mary, née Rudd (1783–1865). He was educated perhaps in ...