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George Farquhar Leslie (1820–1860)

We regret to state that news has arrived by the mail of the death of one of our oldest and most respected colonists. His numerous friends will be sorry to learn that George Farquhar Leslie, Esq., died at Farnborough House, Hants, on the 23rd June last, of an attack of hoemorrhage of the lungs. Mr. Leslie was the earliest of the pioneer settlers in this district, and took an active part in the early progress of this now flourishing colony. He was the first representative of the electoral district of the Clarence and Darling Downs in the Legislative Council of New South Wales, and was one of the strongest and earliest advocates of separation—which he first sought to obtain "with exiles," but afterwards labored for in unison with those who thought and acted in opposition to him when the struggle first commenced. The deceased gentleman was one of those to whom a public vote of thanks was accorded at a large meeting which took place in Brisbane in 1858, as being a staunch and untiring representative of Moreton Bay at the Colonial Office in Downing-street.

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George Leslie, 1838

George Leslie, 1838

State Library of Queensland, 45533

Life Summary [details]


1 January, 1820
Warthill, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


23 June, 1860 (aged 40)
Farnborough, Hampshire, England

Cause of Death

lung disease

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