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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Waterhouse, George Wilson

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Waterhouse, George Wilson, son of the Rev. Samuel Waterhouse, was born in Fiji in 1856, his family going to Tasmania in the same year. He was educated at Horton College, Ross, Tasmania, and in 1873 took the Tasmanian Scholarship of £200 per annum. Having matriculated at London University, he entered Christ's College, Cambridge, graduating in 1878 with honours in the Mathematical Tripos as Twenty-fifth Wrangler. He entered at the Inner Temple, and was called to the Bar in 1879. After practising at the Bar in Melbourne and Hobart, he was in 1888 appointed stipendiary magistrate and Commissioner of Bankruptcy and of the Court of Requests for Launceston. Mr. Waterhouse is a member of the Council of the University of Tasmania. He is joint author with Mr. F. W. Edmondson of "Digest of Reported Cases in the Supreme Court, etc. . . . of the Colony of Victoria, from 1861 to 1885" (Melbourne, 1886).