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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Walker, Hon. John

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Walker, Hon. John, was born in Scotland in 1799. He emigrated to Tasmania in 1822, and carried on business as a miller in Hobart for many years. He was appointed one of the Commissioners for Hobart before the establishment of a Municipal Council for the city. In 1851 he was elected a member of the old Legislative Council for Brighton, and on the introduction of free institutions was elected for the House of Assembly as member for Hobart. He was a member, without office, of Mr. (now Sir F.) Smith's Ministry from May 12th, 1857, to Nov. 1st, 1860. He died at Hobart on Feb. 27th, 1874.