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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Officer, Charles Myles

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Officer, Charles Myles, M.L.A., J.P., the third son of the late Sir Robert Officer, was born at New Norfolk, Tasmania, in 1827, and in 1848 went to Port Phillip, where he engaged in pastoral pursuits at Mount Talbot, in the Wimmera district. He was returned to the Assembly for Dundas in 1880, and has ever since represented the constituency in the moderate Conservative interest. He married first, in 1854, Christina Susannah, daughter of the late Daniel Robertson, of Launceston, Tasmania; and secondly, in 1876, Ellen Agnes, second daughter of the late Thomas Pope Besnard, of Inverell, N.S.W.