The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Lloyd, Hon. George Alfred
Lloyd, Hon. George Alfred, M.L.C., was born at Norwood in Surrey, and was employed in a shipping and insurance broker's office in London. In 1838 he emigrated to New South Wales, and ultimately began a successful career as a general merchant in Sydney. He represented Newcastle in the Assembly from 1869 to 1877, was Postmaster-General from May to Dec. 1872, and Colonial Treasurer from Dec. 1872 to Feb. 1875 in the first Parkes Ministry. Mr. Lloyd was Secretary for Mines in the second Parkes Government, which lasted from Feb. to August 1877, in which year he was defeated at Newcastle, but was subsequently re-elected. In Feb. 1887 he was nominated to the Legislative Council.