Shiels, William, 1849-1904Alternative names
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