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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Walsh, Hon. William Henry

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Walsh, Hon. William Henry, M.L.C., was born in Oxfordshire in Dec. 1825. He arrived in New South Wales in 1844, and was returned to the Legislative Assembly of that colony for one of the northern constituencies in 1859. He was engaged in squatting pursuits in what ultimately became the colony of Queensland, and after separation took place he was returned to the Queensland Legislative Assembly in 1865. He was Minister of Works in the Palmer Ministry from May 1870 to July 1873, and in the next year was returned for the Warrego, and acted as Speaker of the Legislative Assembly from Jan. 1874 to July 1876, when he resigned. He was appointed a member of the Legislative Council in Feb. 1879. He died on April 5th, 1888.