George Graham (Australian politician)

George Graham
The Honourable
Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
for Moira
In office
June 1884  March 1889
Preceded by Henry Bolton
Succeeded by none
Assembly Member
for Numurkah and Nathalia
In office
April 1889  May 1904
Preceded by none
Succeeded by none
Assembly Member
for Goulburn Valley
In office
June 1904  November 1914
Preceded by none
Succeeded by John Mitchell
Personal details
Born 16 August 1838
Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland
Died 22 July 1922
Numurkah, Victoria, Australia
Nationality Scottish
Spouse(s) Hannah Welch
Profession Legislator

George Graham (16 August 1838 – 22 July 1922),[1] was a farmer and politician in colonial Victoria, Minister of Water Supply 1890–1893.

Graham was born in Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland, the son of George Graham, farmer, and his wife Ellen, née Hardy.[1]

Graham was returned to the district of Moira in the Legislative Assembly in June 1884.[2] Graham held this seat until its abolition in March 1889, he was then elected for the new Numurkah and Nathalia district in April 1889, which he held until May 1904 when it was abolished.[2] In November 1890 he accepted office in James Munro's Government as Minister of Water Supply (5 November 1890 – 23 January 1893[2]), and was sworn of the Executive Council.[3] Graham then represented Goulburn Valley from June 1904 to November 1914.[2]

Graham died in Numurkah, Victoria on 22 July 1922.[1]


  1. 1 2 3 Rollison, Kay. "Graham, George (1838–1922)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  2. 1 2 3 4 "Graham, George". re-member: a database of all Victorian MPs since 1851. Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  3. Mennell, Philip (1892). "Wikisource link to Graham, Hon. George". The Dictionary of Australasian Biography. London: Hutchinson & Co. Wikisource
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