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Gore, St George Richard (1812–1871)

Our Warwick telegram announces the death of another very old colonist, the Hon. St. George B. Gore, who expired suddenly on Aug. 16, after an illness of five days. The deceased gentleman was, we believe, related to the present Earl of Arran, was educated for the legal profession, and was a member of the English bar, but never practised. He arrived in the colony about thirty years ago, but did not take any prominent part in political affairs until after Separation, when he was returned to the Legislative Assembly as member for Warwick at the first general election in 1860. He was the mover of the reply to the first Vice-regal speech delivered in the colony, and was appointed Minister for Lands and Works in the Herbert Ministry in January, 1862. On going before his constituents he was defeated by Mr. Gore Jones, and in July of the following year he was summoned to the Legislative Counoil. On the 13th September, 1866, he was appointed Post-Master-General under the leadership of Mr. Macalister, and held office until August, 1867, when he was succeeded by the Hon. T. L. M. Prior, who now holds the position. He subsequently held the same appointment under the Lilley Administration, but has not held office since the defeat of that Government. He always advocated Liberal principles, and was consistent in his political conduct, also foremost in the campaign against the "blacksoil men" of the Darling Downs. He was the owner of Bodumba station, near Warwick, and had, we understand, some interest in Yandilla. He was about sixty years of age. His brother was one of those who were lost in the Sovereign, which was wrecked in the South Passage, Moreton Bay, in March, 1847.

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'Gore, St George Richard (1812–1871)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/gore-st-george-richard-1215/text1200, accessed 14 December 2019.

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