McCulloch, William

Born 22 October 1832 (Wigtonshire)
Died 04 April 1909. (Woodlands, near Ararat)
Parents: Samuel and Helen, nee McWhinnie
Marriage: 1860 Scotland, Catherine Van, Agnew Christison; 3s. 4d.
Occupation: Carrier and stockbreeder
Religion: Presbyterian|Australian Church

Career: Arrived Melbourne 1852; followed mining at Mount Alexander and other occupations; then with brother James established carrying business of Wm McCulloch & Company 1861, a limited company 1868; had other business concerns and became director of the Melbourne Tramway & Omnibus Company; owned pastoral property from c1870; experimented with cross-breeding of sheep and imported stud cattle and Clydesdale horses. CMG 1903. Melbourne city councillor 1872-1877

House Electorate Start *   End *  
MLCEasternSeptember 1880 November 1882 
MLCGippslandNovember 1882 November 1903Resigned

Appointments: Minister without office 27 Sept 1894-13 Feb 1895; minister Defence 13 Feb 1895-5 Dec 1899, 19 Nov 1900-12 Feb 1901, 19 Feb 1901-1 Mar 1901; vice-president Board land & Works 13 Feb 1895-5 Dec 1899, 19 Nov 1900-10 June 1902; minister Health 19 Nov 1900-10 June 1902; royal commission coal industry of Vic. 1889; Commissioner Public Works 12 Feb 1901-10 June 1902.
References: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 5. McCulloch, Samuel Clyde 'The Honourable William Clyde McCulloch' in "The Victorian Historical Journal" Vol. 52, No. 3, August 1981.
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.