Andrew Cruikshank

Andrew Rose Cruikshank (1820 – 10 February 1859)[1] was a merchant and politician in colonial Victoria, a member of the Victorian Legislative Council.[1]

Early life

Cruikshank was born near Edinburgh, Scotland, the son of Alexander Cruikshank and Catherine, nee Dick.[1] He emigrated around 1841.[1]

Colonial Australia

Cruikshank arrived in Melbourne c. 1841 and invested in pastoral properties.[1] Cruikshank was president of the Melbourne Chamber of Commerce 1854 to 1856.[1] In November 1856 Cruikshank was elected to the Victorian Legislative Council for Western Province[1] Cruikshank was a member of the Council until resigning in March 1858.[1] He was chairman of directors of the National Bank in 1858; as director, he was involved in a Supreme Court case in December 1858.[2]

Cruikshank had married Ann Elizabeth Rickards, there were no children.[1]


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 "Cruikshank, Andrew Rose". re-member: a database of all Victorian MPs since 1851. Parliament of Victoria.
  2. "LAW REPORT.". The Argus. Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia. 21 December 1858. p. 5. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
Victorian Legislative Council
New district Member for Western Province
November 1856 – March 1858
With: Stephen Henty
John O'Shanassy
Charles Vaughan
James Palmer
Daniel Tierney
Succeeded by
Henry Miller
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