Harry Walker (politician)

The Honourable
Harry Walker
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Wide Bay
In office
18 May 1907  26 April 1912
Preceded by George Lindley
Succeeded by Charles Booker
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Cooroora
In office
27 Apr 1912  3 May 1947
Preceded by New seat
Succeeded by David Low
Personal details
Born Harry Frederick Walker
(1873-04-15)15 April 1873
Gympie, Queensland, Australia
Died 23 October 1950(1950-10-23) (aged 77)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Resting place Gympie Cemetery
Nationality Australian
Political party Country Party
Other political
Country and Progressive National Party, CNC, Nationalist, Queensland Liberal, Ministerial, Opposition
Spouse(s) Rosanna Martin (m.1894 d.1961)
Occupation Company director
Religion Church of England

Harry Frederick Walker (15 April 1873 – 23 October 1950) was a company director and member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly.[1]


Walker was born in Gympie, Queensland, to parents William Henry Walker and his wife Charlotte Caroline (née Stocker) and was educated at One Mile State School, Monkland State School and the local Grammar School. He was a miner and engine-driver in 1890 and in 1897 was part of the Light Horse Jubilee Contingent in London. He fought in the Boer War and by 1906 was the chairman of the Murrarie Bacon Factory and a director of the Wide Bay Cooperative Dairy Co..

In 1903, Walker had acquired a farm at Coles Creek, Gympie and by 1920 he was a farmer at Tewantin.

On the 17 Feb 1894 he married Rosanna Martin [1] (died 1961)[2] and together had three sons and two daughters. He died in Brisbane in 1950[1] and his body was taken back to Gympie for a state funeral at St Peter's Church[3] and burial at the Gympie Cemetery.[4]

Political career

Walker was a member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for almost 40 years, most of them in opposition to successive Labor governments.

He represented two different seats, the first being Wide Bay from 1907 until 1912 and the second being Cooroora from its inception in 1912 until he retired from politics in 1947. He was Secretary for Agriculture and Stock in the Moore Ministry from 1929 until 1932.


  1. 1 2 3 "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  2. Family history research Queensland Government births, deaths, marriages, and divorces. Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  3. The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  4. Gympie Cemetery Mapping Portal Gympie Cemetery Trust. Retrieved 13 March 2016.
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
George Lindley
Member for Wide Bay
Succeeded by
Charles Booker
New seat Member for Cooroora
Succeeded by
David Low
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