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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Heussler, Hon. Johann Christian

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Heussler, Hon. Johann Christian, M.L.C., was born at Bokenheim, near Frankfort, on June 15th, 1820. He emigrated to Victoria in 1852, and proceeded to Queensland in 1853; and, having settled in Brisbane, was appointed consul for the Netherlands in 1863. He was nominated to the Legislative Council in 1866, and, having forfeited his seat through absence from the colony, was reappointed in 1870. In 1880 Mr. Heussler became German consul. He went to Germany as Emigration Agent under the Herbert Ministry, and initiated a large German emigration to Queensland under the land order system. Mr. Heussler married Miss Westgarth.