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Alexander Hunter

Alexander Hunter

Born
1816, chr 10 Aug (Heriot, Midlothian)
Died
08 April 1867 (Hokitika, New Zealand)
Parents
Alexander and Lillias (nee Malcholm)
Marriage
23 Oct 1844 Edinburgh, Janet Rocheid Handyside; 1s.
Occupation
Surgeon
Education
Studied surgery Edinburgh
Career
Demonstrator of anatomy, Knox's School 1835; Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh and lecturer to the School of the College of Surgeons. A Chartist who migrated because of his political opinions, he arrived Port Phillip July 1849; practised in Collins Street (and briefly in Brighton); advertised free treatment for those unable to pay; one of first to advocate 8 hours working day; suffered pecuniary difficulties and went to Dunedin, NZ 1865.;
Party Note
Land conventionist.
House
Electorate
Start
End
MLA
East Melbourne
1st Oct 1859
 
1st Jul 1861
 

*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.

References
Garryowen [Finn, E.], 'The Chronicles of Early Melbourne 1835 to 1852', 2 vols, Melbourne, 1888; Serle, G., 'The Golden Age: A History of the Colony of Victoria 1851-1861', Melbourne, 1963; Argus, 2 Dec 1859; West Coast Times (NZ), 8 Apr 1867
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)