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James Munro

Birthdate: (76)
Birthplace: Glen Dubh, Parish of Edderachillis, Sutherlandshire, Scotland
Death: February 25, 1908 (76)
Malvern, VIC, Australia
Place of Burial: St Kilda, VIC, Australia
Immediate Family:

Son of Donald Munro and Georgina Ann Scobie Munro
Husband of Jane Munro
Father of Catherine Georgina Balding

Occupation: 15th Premier of Victoria, Australia
Managed by: Simon John Pickup
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About James Munro

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- immigration to Australia 1858 on "Champion of the Seas"

- Malvern Shire President 1872 - 1873

- In 1874 he was elected a member of the legislative assembly for North Melbourne, and held office from 7 August to 20 October 1875 as minister of public instruction in the first Berry (q.v.) ministry. In 1877 he was returned for Carlton and declined office

- death notices in Prahran Telegraph (Feb 1908) and The Argus (26 February 1908).

Source: http://search.ancestry.com.au/browse/bookview.aspx?dbid=30267&iid=RDAUS1850_077040-rdaus1850_077040-0272&rc=289,449,456,480;590,451,708,482;283,534,352,563;1162,506,1279,542;240,1506,358,1536;534,2693,651,2726&pid=155970&ssrc=&fn=james&ln=munro&st=g

Australian Biographical Dictionary on ancestry.com.au, page 258:

"MUNRO, Hon. James (Victoria); b. 7 Jan 1832. He came to Melbourne in 1858, and for six years worked at his trade as a printer. In 1865 he founded a Building Society, which became the largest in Vic., and up to 1887 founded and directed a woollen mill, an Insurance Co., and two banks. M.L.A. from 1874; Minister of Public Instruction in the Berry Govt. in 1875; and Leader of the Opposition to the Gilles-Deakin Coalition of 1886-90. He visited Eng. in 1890, and obtained a large amount of capital for his Melbourne enterprises. In Nov. 1890 he took office as Premier and Treasurer, attended the Federation Convention at Sydney the following year, and in Feb. 1892 gladly extricated himself from the financial crisis of 1891-3 by succeeding Graham Berry (q.v.) as Agent-General, a position he held until 1893; d. at Malvern, Vic. 25 Feb. 1908."

Source: http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/biogs/A050358b.htm

Ann M. Mitchell, 'Munro, James (1832 - 1908)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Online Edition,

Copyright 2006, updated continuously, ISSN 1833-7538, published by Australian National University

- more detailed biography.

Source: http://www.electricscotland.com/history/australia/munro_james.htm

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Munro,_15th_Premier_of_Victoria

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James Munro's Timeline

1832
January 7, 1832
Glen Dubh, Parish of Edderachillis, Sutherlandshire, Scotland
1856
April 3, 1856
Age 24
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
1908
February 25, 1908
Age 76
Malvern, VIC, Australia
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St Kilda, VIC, Australia