Cole, Hon George Ward

Born 15 November 1793 (Durham)
Died 26 April 1879. (Brighton)
Parents: John and Eliza, nee James
Marriage: (1) Mrs Eliza Cantey, nee Brietyche; 1s.; (2) 1842 Melbourne, Thomas Anne McCrae; 3s. 3d.
Occupation: Merchant
Religion: Church of England

Career: Entered Royal Navy 1807; promoted lieutenant. 1814, retired on half pay 1817; some years in the merchant marine, spent a brief time in Sydney; arrived Port Phillip 4 July 1840; merchant and shipping agent; built Cole's wharf and operated a paddle-steamer service. Director several companies; pastoral interests.

House Electorate Start *   End *  
MLCGippslandAugust 1853(b/e)May 1855 
MLCCentralOctober 1859 April 1879 

References: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 1.
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.