The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Carr, Hon. John

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Carr, Hon. John, J.P., was born at Conisborough, in Yorkshire, on Sept. 21st, 1819, and educated at Tickhill in that county, and emigrated to South Australia in 1862. Entering the Legislative Assembly in March 1864, he represented Noarlunga for more than fifteen years, and subsequently sat for Onkaparinga. He was Commissioner of Public Works in the Hart Ministry from May 1870 to Nov. 1871; and from the latter date till Jan. 1872 in the Government of Mr. (now Sir) Arthur Blyth. He was Commissioner of Crown Lands under Mr. Colton's Premiership, from June 1876 to Oct. 1877. In the next year he received the Queen's permission to bear the title of "Honourable" within the colony.