Australian statesman; born in Birmingham 1834. He was called to the bar in Jan., 1861. Having emigrated to New South Wales, he was called to the bar of that colony, and practised with much success before the Supreme Court in Sydney, being made Q.C. He defended O'Farrel, the Fenian, who shot the Duke of Edinburgh in 1868.

Salomons was solicitor-general in the Robertson and Cowper ministries from Dec., 1869, to Dec., 1870; and in 1886, on the retirement of Sir William Manning, he was offered the position of chief justiceof the colony, which he resigned after holding it for a few days. He then served as agent-general in England for New South Wales till 1890. In June, 1891, he was knighted, and in the following October was appointed vice-president of the executive council and representative of the Dibbs government in the legislative council. In Jan., 1899, he was again appointed agent-general in London for New South Wales, in which position he served till 1902.

  • Heaton, Dict. of Australia;
  • Jew. Chron. Jan. 20, 1899;
  • Jew. Year Book, 5665 (1904-5).
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