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John Henry Brooke

John Henry Brooke

Born
15 May 1826 (Boston, Lincolnshire)
Died
08 January 1902 (Yokohama, Japan)
Parents
John, journalist, and Mary Ann
Marriage
1849, Harriet Williamson; 3s. 3d.
Occupation
Journalist
Religion
Congregationalist
Career
Apprenticed to a printer; became editor and manager Lincolnshire Times; arrived Melbourne 1852-1853; reporter Melbourne Morning Herald; contractor for supplies Legislative Council Club; superintendent of works Vic. Exhibition 1854; suggested and mngd refreshment rooms at stations of Hobson's Bay Railway Company; to Japan 1867 where he became editor and proprietor of the Japan Daily Herald, the first foreign newspaper in Japan.;
House
Electorate
Start
End
MLA
Geelong
1st Nov 1856
 
1st Aug 1859
 
MLA
Geelong West
1st Oct 1859
 
1st Aug 1864
 

*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.

Other seats contested
W. Geelong 1864, nominated but withdrew 1866
Appointments
President Board Land & Works and commissioner Crown Lands & Survey 26 Nov 1860-14 Nov 1861.
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
Array (last date the record was checked and updated)