Alexander Peacock, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Alexander Peacock

Australian politician; Premier of Victoria

Date of Birth: 11-Jun-1861

Place of Birth: Creswick, Victoria, Australia

Date of Death: 07-Oct-1933

Profession: politician

Nationality: Australia

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Alexander Peacock

  • Sir Alexander James Peacock (11 June 1861 – 7 October 1933) was an Australian politician who served as the 20th Premier of Victoria. Peacock was born of Scottish descent at Creswick, the first Victorian Premier born after the gold rush of the 1850s and the attainment of self-government in Victoria.
  • He was distantly related to the family of the politician Andrew Peacock.
  • Educated at a local school, Peacock passed the Victorian civil service examination at 13 years of age, becoming briefly a school teacher and a clerk in Melbourne.
  • Returning to Creswick, he worked as a mine manager, establishing his own business and buying several gold mines.
  • He was prominent in the Australian Natives' Association and the movement for Australian federation in the 1880s and '90s.

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