Childers, Hugh Culling Eardley

Born 25 June 1827 (London)
Died 29 January 1896. (London)
Parents: Rev. Eardley and Maria Charlotte, nee Smith
Marriage: (1) 1850 England, Emily Walker; 4s. 2d.; (2) 1879 Paris, Mrs Katherine Ann Elliott, nee Gilbert.
Occupation: Government officer
Religion: Church of England
Education: Cheam School, Wadham College Oxford, and Trinity College Cambridge; BA 1850, MA 1857

Career: Arrived Melbourne 1850; school inspector 1851; drew up plan for general education and held other government positions; vice-chancellor University Melbourne 1853-1857; to England 1857; returned briefly 1858. Member House of Commons for over 30 years; chancellor of the Exchequer, Home secretary etc. FRS 1873.

House Electorate Start *   End *  
MLCOffice-bearing nomineeOctober 1852 March 1856 
MLAPortlandNovember 1856 February 1857Resigned

Appointments: Auditor-general 26 Oct 1852-5 Dec 1853; Collector of Customs 5 Dec 1853-28 Nov 1855; Commissioner Trade & Customs 28 Nov 1855-25 Feb 1857
References: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 3
Initial data source: Thomson, K & Serle, G, 'A Biographical Register of the Victorian Legislature 1851-1900', ANU Press, 1972
Last update: 1972 (last date the record was checked and updated)

*The Start date for Members elected after 1900 is the date they were elected. The start date for pre-1900 Members is the date they were sworn in.