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Palmer, Edward (1842–1899)

Edward Palmer, n.d.

Edward Palmer, n.d.

from Early Days in North Queensland (Angus and Robertson, 1903)

The news that Mr. Edward Palmer, Chief Inspector of Stock for the Central Division, died on Wednesday afternoon will be heard with very general regret. Mr. Palmer had been in failing health for some time, and his death was not unexpected by his friends. Mr. Palmer was born in 1842, and was the eldest son of the late Mr. Edward Palmer, Camden, New South Wales. Mr. Palmer came to this colony when quite a young man, and has been identified with it ever since. For many years he held Canobie Station, in the Gulf country, where he did much pioneering work that was exceedingly valuable to the colony. For a number of years he sat in the Legislative Assembly as a member for Carpentaria, retiring at the general election of 1893. Mr. Palmer was a nephew of Mr. John Palmer, whose store at the corner of Fitzroy and Quay streets was the first building in Rockhampton.

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'Palmer, Edward (1842–1899)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/palmer-edward-15993/text27259, accessed 14 December 2019.

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Edward Palmer, n.d.

Edward Palmer, n.d.

from Early Days in North Queensland (Angus and Robertson, 1903)