Walsh, John

Building and railway contractor who built railways in Queensland, became Cooktown's first mayor in 1876 and was also the member for Cook in the Queensland Legislative Assembly in 1878-83. He also worked on the Goulburn to Cooma railway in New South Wales in 1887. Shortly after this project he built Avonmore Terrace in Randwick and lived there until his death.

Milestone
Born
Oughterard, Ireland
1843
Arrived Sydney
1883
Died
Randwick, Sydney
13 Feb 1893
Buried
14 Feb 1893
Occupation
Position
Cooktown, Queensland
1876
Queensland Legislative Assembly
05 Dec 1878 - 30 Oct 1883
Property
Owner of
1888 - 13 Feb 1893
Relationship
Spouse
1867 - 13 Feb 1893