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JUDKINS, William Henry (1869-1912) 


JUDKINS, William Henry (1869-1912), temperance lecturer and journalist, was born at Coghill's Creek, near Creswick, Vic. He was a teacher in a public school for some time, then became a tutor at Creswick Grammar School, after which he went to New Zealand to become a probationer in the Methodist ministry. Later he entered business life, and then was appointed lecturer and secretary in one of the temperance organizations in New Zealand.
    Returning to Melbourne, Judkins was on the staff of the Methodist Mission for a brief period, and subsequently he was offered and accepted the editorship of the Review of Reviews. When a social reform crusade was started in Victoria he took a very active part in it and became virtually the leader of the movement. By this time he had become a skilled speaker-he was in fact something of an orator and achieved a wide reputation -and his speeches were undoubtedly factor in bringing about the passing of the Gaming, Lotteries and Betting Bill of 1906.
    Judkins died on 3rd September 1912 and was survived by his widow and a daughter.

  Newspaper Reports on Lectures by William Henry JUDKINS  

1.    Magazine Article on WH Judkins 15.   Mr Judkins Prophetic
2.    Drink and Gambling  16.   Ministers and Morals
3.    Mr Judkins at Newmarket 17.   Regulating Social Evils
4.    Mr Judkins at Carlton 18.   The Drink Problem
5.    Sins and Follies 19.   Harvester Strike
6.    Charity Reorganisation 20.   Judkins - The Argus
7.    Charity Reform 21.   The Golden Rule in Trade
8.    Chief of Police 22.   The Industrail Ishmael
9.    The Gambling Evil 23.   Liquor and the Law
10.   Labour and Gambling 24.   The WH Judkins Appeal
11.   Mr Judkins Rejoices 25.   Mr WH Judkins's Testimonial
12.   New Gambling Crusade 26.   Death of Mr Judkins & Notices
13.   Mr Judkins Disguised 27.   The Late Mr Judkins
14.   After Dark 


People, events and locations of interest

Judkins & Steel Family History Homepage

George Judkins - b 1830

Henry Judkins - b 1836

Charles Judkins - b 1822

This page is copyright © and has been produced from family research material collected by CAROL JUDKINS wife of George Judkins, William Henry Judkins' First Cousin twice removed.


Created 28 May 1998

Updated 31 July 2005