William Murray Thompson

William Murray Thompson was a railway contractor and politician in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. He was Mayor of Brisbane in 1907.[1]

William Thompson was born at Tyrrell, in Cumberland, England in 1841.[1]

He travelled to the gold diggings of New Zealand in the early 1860s and later travelled to Brisbane when gold was discovered in Gympie.[1]

He was a successful railway contractor.[2][1]

He died on Friday 30 August 1912 at his home.[1]


  1. "DEATH OF ALDERMAN W.M. THOMPSON". The Queenslander (2423). Queensland, Australia. 31 August 1912. p. 29. Retrieved 23 March 2017 via National Library of Australia.
  2. "THE NEW MAYOR". The Telegraph (10, 680). Queensland, Australia. 9 February 1907. p. 2 (SECOND EDITION). Retrieved 28 July 2017 via National Library of Australia.
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