Wienholt, Arnold, 1877-1940

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Wienholt, Arnold, 1877-1940

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The Wienholts were a pastoral family in the Darling Downs area. Arnold Wienholt was a jackeroo until 1900 when he joined the Queensland Imperial Bushmen's Contingent to fight in the Boer War. He was Fassifern's member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly from 1909 to 1913 and 1930 to 1935, and a member of the House of Representatives for Wide Bay from 1919 to 1922. He was a scout and intelligence officer in Africa from 1914 to 1916 and a guerilla officer from 1939 to 1940. Wienholt was also a big-game hunter.


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