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Hobbs, William, one of the earliest colonists of Queensland, practised as a doctor in Brisbane, and was for a considerable period the Government medical officer. He was nominated to the Legislative Council of Queensland, and was a member of the first responsible government, without portfolio, under the premiership of Mr. (now Sir) R. G. W. Herbert, the permanent Under-Secretary for the Colonies, from April 1861 to Jan. 1862. Mr. Hobbs married a daughter of Mr. Barton, and sister of Mr. Edmund Barton, of Sydney. He died in Brisbane on Dec. 8th, 1890.