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Augustus James

Augustus George James
Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales
In office
5 January 1921 – 27 February 1934
Minister for Labour and Industry
In office
23 Jul 1919 – 12 Apr 1920
Preceded byGeorge Beeby
Succeeded byGeorge Cann
Minister of Public Instruction
In office
15 Nov 1916 – 12 Apr 1920
Preceded byArthur Griffith
Succeeded byThomas Mutch
Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly
for Goulburn
In office
10 September 1907 – 21 September 1920
Preceded byJames Ashton
Succeeded byWilliam Millard
Personal details
Born(1866-10-30)30 October 1866
Sydney, Colony of New South Wales, Australia
Died27 February 1934(1934-02-27) (aged 67)
Woollahra, New South Wales, Australia

Augustus (Gus) George Frederic James KC (30 October 1866 – 27 February 1934) was an Australian politician. He was the Liberal/Nationalist member for Goulburn in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly from 1907 to 1920.

James served as Minister of Public Instruction in the Holman Nationalist ministry from November 1916 to April 1920, adding the portfolio of Labour and Industry from July 1919.[1] James was appointed King's Counsel on 29 October 1919.[2][3]

He was appointed an Acting Judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales on 21 September 1920 for six months and a Puisne Judge on 5 January 1921.[4]

James died on February 27, 1934(1934-02-27) (aged 67). He had married Altona Johanna Bohrsmann on 17 August 1892 and they had five children, 3 daughters and 2 sons.[1]


  1. ^ a b "The Hon. Augustus George Frederic James (1866-1934)". Former members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  2. ^ "NSW silk appointments". NSW Bar Association. Retrieved 8 September 2022.
  3. ^ "Commission as King's Counsel". Retrieved 8 September 2022 – via NSW State Records & Archives.
  4. ^ "Honourable Augustus George James". NSW State Archives & Records.


Parliament of New South Wales Political offices Preceded byArthur Griffith Minister of Public Instruction 1916 – 1920 Succeeded byThomas Mutch Preceded byGeorge Beeby Minister for Labour and Industry 1919 – 1920 Succeeded byGeorge Cann New South Wales Legislative Assembly Preceded byJames Ashton Member for Goulburn 1907–1920 Succeeded byWilliam Millard

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