Shiels, William, 1849-1904

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Birth 1848-12-03
Death 1904-12-17

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William Shiels was elected to the Victorian Legislative Assembly in 1880. He was a noted supporter of women's rights, and in 1889 sucessfully sponsored a major divorce reform bill. Shiels served as Attorney-General and Minister of Railways from 1890-1892. He was the 16th Premier of Victoria, serving from 1892-1893. He remained in politics until shortly before his death in 1904.

From the description of Letters, 1889 [manuscript]. 1889. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225134880

Shiels was the 16th Premier of Victoria, from February 1892 - January 1893.

From the description of Letters, 1970 [manuscript]. 1970. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225726525

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