Notable South Australians/G. M. Waterhouse
G. M. Waterhouse,
BORN at Penzance, Cornwall, April 6, 1824. Son of the sf Rev. John Waterhouse, of that town. Educated at the Wesley an College, Kingswood, near Bristol. His father and family left England for Hobart and arrived there February 2, 1839, where the subject of this notice was employed in a merchant’s office. This gentleman having business relationships with Adelaide, Mr. Waterhouse was led to turn his attention to South Australia, and early in 1843 came here and commenced business on his own account. He was a successful merchant, ultimately retired, and turned his attention to politics. He represented East Torrens in the first Parliament (July, 1851), and held office in several successive Ministries. He voted against the first reading of the Bill to legalize State Aid to Religion, in August, 1851, and was instrumental in bringing about many excellent measures. He was a member of the Central Road Board in 1852, but resigned towards the close of the same year. He left for New Zealand in 1864, where he is now located. He is connected with the Legislative Council of that colony, and was recently Acting-Governor of the province.