The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Aplin, Hon. William

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Aplin, Hon. William, M.L.C., J.P., was born at Combe St. Nicholas, Somerset, England, in April 1840, and came to Brisbane, Qd., in 1862. Settling at Townsville, he founded the mercantile firm of Aplin, Brown & Co., and subsequently went into "squatting." He was called to the Legislative Council in Oct. 1880.