Robert Herbert

1st Premier of Queensland

Sir Robert George Wyndham Herbert (1831-1905) was the first Premier of Queensland.[1] He was premier twice, the first time when Queensland became an independent colony, from 10 December 1859 to 1 February 1866 and then again from 20 July 1866 to 7 August 1866.[2]

Sir

Robert George Wyndham Herbert
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Sir Robert Herbert
1st Premier of Queensland
In office
10 December 1859 – 1 February 1866
Succeeded byGeorge Macalister
3rd Premier of Queensland
In office
20 July 1866 – 7 August 1866
Preceded byGeorge Macalister
Succeeded byGeorge Macalister
Personal details
Born12 June 1831
Brighton, Sussex, England
Died6 May 1905
Ickleton, Cambridgeshire, England

He was educated at Eton College and Balliol College, Oxford.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Knox, B.A. (1872). "Herbert, Sir Robert George Wyndham (1831–1905)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Melbourne University Press. ISSN 1833-7538. Retrieved 12 April 2012 – via National Centre of Biography, Australian National University.
  2. "Queensland Premiers". Queensland Governmant. 2012. Retrieved 12 April 2012.