The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Gore, Hon. St. George Richard
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Gore, Hon. St. George Richard, M.L.C., of the same family as the Earls of Arran, and brother of the 7th baronet, of Manor Gore, Donegal, emigrated to Moreton Bay (now Queensland); and, settling in the Warwick district, was returned to the first Legislative Assembly of Queensland for the Warwick Electorate. He was Secretary for Lands and Works in the first Ministry formed under responsible government by Mr. (now Sir) Robert Herbert from Jan. to March 1862. Having been in the meantime nominated to the Legislative Council, he took office in the first Macalister Government as Postmaster-General, and represented them in the Upper House from Sept. 1866 to August 1867. He was again Postmaster-General and leader of the Legislative Council in the Lilley Ministry from Jan. to May 1870. Mr. Gore, who married in 1840 Francis, daughter of the late Edward Coldwell, of Lyndhurst, Southampton, England (who still survives), died in 1871.