The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Weekes, Hon. Elias Carpenter
Weekes, Hon. Elias Carpenter, was returned to the first Legislative Assembly elected in New South Wales after the concession of responsible government in 1856, for the Northumberland Boroughs. He was Colonial Treasurer in the second Cowper Government from April to Oct. 1859, in the first Robertson Ministry from March 1860 to Jan. 1861, and in the third Cowper Cabinet, in which the latter was merged, from March 1860 to March 1863. Mr. Weekes was nominated M.L.C., resigned in 1880, and died Aug. 5th, 1881.