William Lennon (1849-1938): A north Queenslander of 'perpetual contradictions?'

Sullivan, Rodney (2009). William Lennon (1849-1938): A north Queenslander of 'perpetual contradictions?'. In: Sir Robert Philip Lecture Series, CitiLibraries - Thuringowa, QLD, Australia, (). 22 September 2008.

Author Sullivan, Rodney
Title of paper William Lennon (1849-1938): A north Queenslander of 'perpetual contradictions?'
Conference name Sir Robert Philip Lecture Series
Conference location CitiLibraries - Thuringowa, QLD, Australia
Conference dates 22 September 2008
Publication Year 2009
Sub-type Oral presentation
Issue 4
Total pages 22
Language eng
Abstract/Summary William Lennon, in many respects, was the ebullient Irish counterpart of Robert Philp – the entrepreneurial Scot who forged a notable commercial and political career from Townsville, which he represented in the Queensland parliament for twenty-seven years. Like Philp, Lennon was a leading Townsville businessman who also became a North Queensland member of the Legislative Assembly. When Philp was elected to the Assembly in 1886, Lennon succeeded him as the local manager of Burns Philp & Co., North Queensland’s preeminent trading and shipping firm. From then on their careers and fortunes were intertwined.
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Collection: School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
 
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