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Madden, Frank (1847 - 1921)

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Judge and Parliamentarian
Born: 29 November 1847  Cork, Ireland.  Died: 17 February 1921  Kew, Victoria, Australia.
(Sir) Frank Madden was an attorney and Parliamentarian, who experimented in growing grasses on his properties. He published a pamphlet, "Grass Lands of Victoria", in 1895. Educated in law at the University of Melbourne, Madden was admitted as an attorney in1869 and soon afterwards founded the legal firm Madden & Butler. He then successfully stood for election to the Legislative Assembly in 1894 and remained in office until 1917. Madden was a foundation president of the (Royal) Historical Society of Victoria and a member of the Field Naturalists' Club from 1902.

Career Highlights

1869Admitted as an attorney
1894 - 1917Member for Eastern Suburbs (after 1904 Booroondara) in the Legislative Assembly
1895Grass Lands of Victoria published


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Modified: 18 December 2006

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Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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