Godfrey Morgan (Australian politician)

The Hon
Godfrey Morgan

Godfrey Morgan in 1936.
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Murilla
In office
2 October 1909  11 May 1935
Preceded by William Moore
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Dalby
In office
11 May 1935  2 April 1938
Preceded by Walter Sparkes
Succeeded by Aubrey Slessar
Personal details
Born (1875-07-29)29 July 1875
Landsborough, Victoria, Australia
Died 29 August 1957(1957-08-29) (aged 82)
Brisbane, Queensland
Political party Country Party
Other political
Country and Progressive National Party, Ministerial
Spouse(s) Annie Jane Pace
Occupation Grazier
Religion Church of England

Godfrey Morgan (1 July 1875 – 29 August 1957)[1] was an Australian journalist, politician, and farmer. He served on the Legislative Assembly of Queensland from 1909 until 1938, first for the electoral district of Murilla and then for the electoral district of Dalby.[2]


Godfrey Morgan was born on 29 July 1875 in Landsborough, Victoria, Australia, to Godrey Morgan, a newspaperman and printer, and Mary Elizabeth Morgan, née Williamson.[3] When Morgan was young his father began a newspaper at Donald, Victoria, and when his father died in 1891, Morgan took over management of the paper. On 8 December 1896, he married Annie Jane Pace.[3]

In 1908, after the government of Queensland requested settlers to come help fight a prickly pear infestation, the Morgan family moved to a 7000-acre plot of land named Arubial, on the Condamine River near Condamine.[3]

In 1909 Morgan was elected first to the Murilla Shire Council and then to the Legislative Assembly of Queensland, representing the seat of Murilla. When Murilla was abolished in 1935, he represented the seat Dalby till he was defeated by 57 votes in the 1938 state election.[4]

When A.E. Moore came to power in 1929, Morgan served as Secretary for Railways till 1932 and then as Minister for Transport till the government's defeat in the 1932 state election.[1]

Later years

Morgan moved to Brisbane after his 1938 election loss and died there in 1957.[1] He was accorded a State funeral and was cremated.[3]


  1. 1 2 3 "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  2. Gill, J.C.H. "Morgan, Godfrey (1875-1957)". Dictionary of Australian Biography.
  3. 1 2 3 4 Morgan, Godfrey (1875–1957) Australian Dictionary of Biography. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  4. "DETAILS OF VOTING THROUGHOUT QUEENSLAND.". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane: National Library of Australia. 31 March 1941. p. 6. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
William Moore
Member for Murilla
1909 – 1935
Preceded by
Walter Sparkes
Member for Dalby
1935 – 1938
Succeeded by
Aubrey Slessar
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