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Markham, George (c. 1822 - 1864)

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Born: c. 1822  Kinsale, India.  Died: 2 March 1864  Cooma, New South Wales, Australia.

George arrived in Australia in 1847 as a free immigrant, and travelled immediately to New England. He began his career as a pound keeper in Armidale and later became an auctioneer and commission agent. He was also treasurer of the Armidale Race Club and Vice President of the Armidale School of Arts.

George was the member for New England in the legislative assembly from 24 December 1860 to 13 February 1862.

He was then appointed Superintendent of Police for the Southern Division of NSW at Cooma, a position he held for the rest of his life.

He married Susan Allingham in Armidale in 1854 and they had five children.

[Brief Biography compiled by Robin Hammond, January/February 2004]

Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: James Crowley
Created: 5 December 2003
Modified: 18 November 2005

Published by The Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, 5 April 2004
Prepared by: Acknowledgements
Updated: 23 February 2010

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