The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Aplin, Hon. William
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.