The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Hemmant, William
Hemmant, William, formerly a colonist in Queensland, where he sat in the Legislative Assembly, was Colonial Treasurer in the Macalister Government from Jan. 1874 to June 1876. He now resides in London, where he is one of the directors of the Australian Joint Stock Bank. For several months in 1884 he was acting Agent-General for Queensland during the interval between the retirement of Mr. Archer and the arrival of his successor, Mr. (now Sir) James Garrick in June of that year. He was one of the Commissioners for Queensland at the Colonial and Indian Exhibition in 1886.