Sir John Cameron McPhee


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Yan Yean, Whittlesea City, Victoria, Australia
Death 14 Sep 1952 (aged 74)
Hobart City, Tasmania, Australia
Burial Hobart, Hobart City, Tasmania, Australia
Plot Church Of England, Kk, Number 265
Memorial ID 224018345 View Source

27th Premier of Tasmania. A member of the Nationalist Party of Australia, he served as premier from15 June 1928 to 15 March 1934. Prior to becoming premier, he studied in state schools, worked on the family farm and then became a printing apprentice. He then worked at a newspaper in Bairnsdale. Moving to Hobart in 1908, he became a local business man and co-proprietor of the "Huon Times" newspaper. In 1919 he won a seat in the Division of Denison for the Nationalist Party of Australia. McPhee was appointed to cabinet as Chief Secretary and Minister for Railways from 22 August 1922. He won in the 1928 election and became premier. After leaving the post he retired to focus on his business interests. He did, however, run again in the 1941 state election winning a seat in Franklin. He is best remembered for being conservative in economics, rejected state industrial ownership in favor of free enterprise and minimal government control.

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  • Added: 8 Mar 2021
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sir John Cameron McPhee (4 Jul 1878–14 Sep 1952), Find a Grave Memorial ID 224018345, citing Cornelian Bay Cemetery And Crematorium, Hobart, Hobart City, Tasmania, Australia ; Maintained by Find a Grave .