Russell, C. W. (Charles Wilfred), 1907-1977

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Russell, C. W. (Charles Wilfred), 1907-1977

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Charles Wilfred Russell (1907-1977), grazier and politician, bought the Darling Downs property Jimbour in 1923. He was Wambo shire councillor from 1933 to 1941 and pushed for the construction of all-weather roads. On 10 February 1941 he enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force as an airman pilot. Russell had been a co-founder of the Queensland Country Party in 1936. He was elected to the Queensland Legislative Assembly in the seat of Dalby in 1947. He won the Australian House of Representatives seat of Maranoa at the 1949 election, but quickly grew critical of his party's inability to put its election promises into practice. On 7 October 1950 he resigned from the parliamentary party and sat on the cross-benches for the rest of his term. He failed to be reelected in 1951 and was expelled from the Country Party. Russell held various company directorship, including the Queensland National Pastoral Co. Ltd (1946-50). In 1977 he succeeded in having the Queensland government's stock assessment levy declared invalid. With his wife, Russell was involved in the social and cultural life of the Dalby district. The restored Jimbour House, classified by the National Trust of Queensland, became a popular venue for fund-raising entertainment.


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Revised, JH, 3-Jun-2020




Elaine Brown, 'Russell, Charles Wilfred (1907–1977)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, accessed online 3-Jun-2020

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