Luke Furner
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Luke Furner

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Luke Lidiard Furner (1837 - 24 June 1912) was a politician in colonial South Australia, Commissioner of Public Works 1886 to 1887.[1][2]

Furner was born in Lymington, Hampshire, England, and at his Age of majority travelled to Melbourne, Australia, in the Mermaid, later moving to Adelaide, South Australia.[2] Furner was in business in Goolwa and Moonta, South Australia, where he founded the auctioneering firm of Moody, Furner, and Co. which lasted until 1885.[2] Furner was mayor of the Corporate Town of Moonta three times and was Worshipful Master of the local Lodge of Freemasons.[2]

Furner was elected to the South Australian House of Assembly for Wallaroo on 5 April 1878, a seat he held until 8 April 1890.[1] Furner was Commissioner of Public Works in the John Downer administration[3] from 8 June 1886 to 11 June 1887.[1] He contested the 1891 Wallaroo by-election.

Furner died in Prospect, South Australia on 24 June 1912.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Mr Luke Furner". Former Members of the Parliament of South Australia.
  2. ^ a b c d e "An Old Ex-Legislator". The Register. Adelaide, S.A.: National Library of Australia. 25 June 1912. p. 5. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ Mennell, Philip (1892). "Furner, Luke Lydiard" . The Dictionary of Australasian Biography. London: Hutchinson & Co – via Wikisource.
Political offices
Preceded by
John Spence
Commissioner of Public Works
1886–1887
Succeeded by
Alfred Catt
Parliament of South Australia
Preceded by
John Duncan
John Richards
Member for Wallaroo
1878-1890
Served alongside: R. D. Ross, C. S. Hare
W. H. Beaglehole
Succeeded by
Henry Allerdale Grainger
Civic offices
Preceded by
Charles Drew
Mayor of Moonta
1873-1976
Succeeded by
Samuel Rossiter

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