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1911 Encyclopedia Britannica

Sir George Turner

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"SIR GEORGE TURNER (1857-1916), Australian politician, was born at Melbourne Aug. 8 18J7 and educated at its Central school, proceeding on to its university. He was called to the Victorian bar and in 1889 was elected to the Victorian legislature as member for St. Kilda. Two years later he became Minister of Health and later held office as Minister of Customs, Solicitor-General and Minister of Defence. From 1894-9 he was Premier and Treasurer of his colony and again from 190o-2. From 1901-5 he was Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Australia. He was also president of the Federal Council of Australasia, which came to an end in 1899. He represented his colony at Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee (1897) and was then created G.C.M.G. and sworn of the Privy Council. He retired from politics in 1906 and died at Melbourne Aug. 14 1916.


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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Sir George Turner'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/bri/s/sir-george-turner.html. 1910.


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