Robert Herbert

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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

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]

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

References[change | change source]

  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.