From: AUSTRALIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA Vol 5 page 148
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
business life, and then was appointed lecturer and secretary in one of
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.
|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|
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