The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Sanderson, Frederic James
Sanderson, Frederic James, S.M., J.P. is the son of Francis Sanderson, formerly of Killingworth House, Newcastle-on-Tyne, and afterwards of South Australia. He was born at Newcastle-on-Tyne in July 1834, and emigrated in 1852 to South Australia, where he entered the Civil Service as a clerk in the Treasury in June 1854, and was appointed secretary to the Lands Titles Commissioners in Dec. 1862, secretary to the Attorney-General in Dec. 1870, acting Under-Secretary and Government statist (in the absence of Mr. Boothby) at the Paris Exhibition from Jan. 1878 to June 1879, and collector of customs and chief inspector of distilleries in July 1879, and a special magistrate. He is also Chairman of the Marine Board of South Australia, registrar of shipping, and chief inspector of kerosene. He married on July 1st, 1856, Sarah, daughter of William Younghusband and Louisa Cecilia his wife.