Born 21 May 1844
(Penrith, New South Wales)
Died 16 October 1910. (At sea)
Parents: Robert, farm worker, and Elizabeth, nee Matthews
Marriage: Matilda Coulter; 3s.
Occupation: Clothing manufacturer
Religion: Church of England
Career: Employed in softgoods trade Sydney aged 12; arrived Melbourne 1866; worked with several firms; became manager for L. Stevenson & Sons, pioneers of softgoods trade, and began hatting industry for this firm; managing partner Lincoln, Stuart & Company 1884, which became a limited company in 1889 and a proprietary company in 1897; claimed to be first to start manufacture waterproof clothing in Vic. and was a director Barnet Glass & Sons Pty. Ltd. 1900-1905. President Chamber of Manufactures 1885-1886, Clothing and Manufacturers' Association; prominent in Aust. Natives' Association and several sports clubs. Successful investor during and after land boom.
|House||Electorate||Start *||End *|
|MLA||East Melbourne||April 1889||September 1894|
|MLC||Melbourne North||June 1904||May? 1907|
*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.