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John Gale

Australian politician

Died when: 98 years 89 days (1178 months)
Star Sign: Aries

 

John Gale

John Gale (17 April 1831 – 15 July 1929) was an Australian newspaper proprietor, lay preacher and politician.He was the founder of The Queanbeyan Age, the first newspaper to serve the Queanbeyan district in New South Wales.

He was also an advocate for the Queanbeyan-Canberra area as the best site of a future Australian national capital, for which he is sometimes called the "Father of Canberra" (although that epithet is also applied to Sir Austin Chapman).

He served a single term as Member for Murrumbidgee in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly.


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