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PrimroseThe Honourable Beaumont Arnold Moulden ---
Palmerton, Australia.
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Moulden (Suburb).
Palmerton.

The suburb of Moulden is named after The Honourable Beaumont Arnold Moulden who was one of the representatives for the Central District in the Legislative Council of South Australia, Beaumont Moulden was born at Southwark, London, on 19 October 1849 arriving in South Australia with his father (Joseph Eldin Moulden) in 1850 and was educated at Mr J L Young's school. Subsequently, Moulden was articled to the late Honourable J Tuthill Bagot, MLC, and was admitted to the Bar in November 1870.

At the general elections in 1887 he was returned at the head of the poll for the Assembly District of Albert, and held the portfolio of Attorney-General in the Cockburn Government during 1889-1890, but being unable to agree with his colleagues on the progressive land tax Moulden voluntarily resigned his office. In December 1903 following a by-election, he was returned as a member of the Legislative Council for the Central District, and was re-elected for that District at the 1905 general elections. Beaumont Moulden was for seven years President of the Australasian National League. He was a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Furriers, London, and a Freeman of the City of London. In 1900, in recognition of his political services, he received at the hands of Lady Cecil, the Grand Star of the Primrose League of England.

It was in the earlier years that Moulden became involved with W H Gray as his solicitor in acquiring land near Darwin and, in 1871 together with Gray's son, F J Gray, and E H Bakewell, Moulden held an interest in Section 83 Hundred of Bagot near to the present suburb of Moulden.


Index Page Acknowledged Reference:
The Origin of the Greater Darwin area Suburb,
Locality, Town and Hundred Names.
Public Relations Branch.
Northern Territory Government.
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