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Andrew Henry Barlow

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Preceded by  William Salkeld
Occupation  Banker
Succeeded by  Alfred Stephenson
Name  Andrew Barlow

Nationality  English
Role  Politician
Political party  Ministerial
Resting place  Toowong Cemetery
Andrew Henry Barlow
Full Name  Andrew Henry Barlow
Born  8 September 1837 Wanstead, Essex, England (1837-09-08)
Spouse(s)  Eleanor Marion Outridge (m.1873 d.1941)
Died  March 29, 1915, Brisbane, Australia

Andrew Henry Barlow (1837–1915) was a politician in Queensland, Australia. He was a Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly and a Member of the Queensland Legislative Council.


Early life

Andrew Henry Barlow was born on 8 September 1837 in Wanstead, Essex, England, the son of John Henry Barlow and his wife Eliza Ann (née Burnstead).

Andrew Barlow immigrated with his father to Sydney in 1848, where after completing his education, Andrew Barlow commenced working on 11 July 1851 for the Bank of Australasia at various locations Australian and New Zealand.

On 23 September 1873, Barlow married New Zealand-born Eleanor Marion Outridge (1854–1941). The couple had one son, Henry Edward Barlow (1876–1957).

In 1878, he was appointed the manager in Ipswich, Queensland, from which he retired in January 1885 due to a chronic liver problem.


Barlow was elected on the Queensland Legislative Assembly on 5 May 1888 (the 1888 colonial election) in the electoral district of Ipswich. He held the seat in the 1893 election and continued to represent Ipswich until 21 March 1896 (the 1896 election). During this period, he served as the Secretary for Public Lands and Agriculture from 27 March 1893 to 6 May 1896.

Barlow was appointed to the Queensland Legislative Council on 10 June 1896 and, being a lifetime appointment, his service ended with his death on 29 March 1915. During this time, he held many roles. He was the Government representative in the Council from 6 May 1896 to 1 December 1899, the Secretary for Public Instruction from 17 September 1903 to 19 November 1908 and then again from 18 February 1908 to 29 June 1909, after which he was Minister without Portfolio from 29 June 1909 until his death.

Later life

Barlow died on 29 March 1915 at Brisbane. A state funeral was held on 30 March 1915 at St John's Anglican Cathedral, followed by a funeral cortege to the Toowong Cemetery where he was buried.


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