Mr John MCFARLANE (1854 - 1915)**

  • Date of Birth: 26/01/1854
  • Place of Birth: Hunter River District, New South Wales, Australia
  • Date of Death: 09/07/1915
  • Place of Death: Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia

Parliamentary Service

PositionStartEndPeriodNotes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly11 Feb 18879 Jul 191528yr(s) 4mth(s) 29day(s)
Member for Clarence11 Feb 188719 Jan 18891yr(s) 11mth(s) 9day(s)
13th (1887 - 1889)
Member for Clarence28 Jan 18896 Jun 18912yr(s) 4mth(s) 10day(s)
14th (1889 - 1891)
Member for Clarence19 Jun 189125 Jun 18943yr(s) 7day(s)
15th (1891 - 1894)
Member for Clarence17 Jul 18945 Jul 189511mth(s) 19day(s)
16th (1894 - 1895)
Member for Clarence24 Jul 18958 Jul 18982yr(s) 11mth(s) 15day(s)
17th (1895 - 1898)
Member for Clarence27 Jul 189811 Jun 19012yr(s) 10mth(s) 16day(s)
18th (1898 - 1901)
Member for Clarence22 Jun 190116 Jul 19043yr(s) 25day(s)
19th (1901 - 1904)
Member for Clarence6 Aug 190419 Aug 19073yr(s) 14day(s)
20th (1904 - 1907)
Member for Clarence10 Sep 190714 Sep 19103yr(s) 5day(s)
21st (1907 - 1910)
Member for Clarence14 Oct 19106 Nov 19133yr(s) 24day(s)
22nd (1910 - 1913)
Member for Clarence6 Dec 19139 Jul 19151yr(s) 7mth(s) 4day(s)
23rd (1913 - 1917)
Claim of E.Blakeney v.Pegus Committee No.2217 May 18877 Jun 188722days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Trustees of Presbyterian Cemetery at Maclean Committee No.2113 Oct 188726 Oct 188714days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Chairman
Trustees of Presbyterian Cemetery at Maclean Committee No.2113 Oct 188726 Oct 188714days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Grafton School of Arts Trustees Enabling Bill Committee No.3125 Nov 188714 Dec 188720days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Selections by John Harrison, of Lismore Committee No.927 Nov 188816 Jan 18891mth 21days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Conditional Purchase of Zachary Benn, Richmond River District Committee No.2619 Jul 188930 Jul 188912days
14th (1889 - 1891)
Toronto Tramway Act Amendment Bill Committee No.111 May 18906 May 18906days
14th (1889 - 1891)
Conditional Purchases of J.Smith, JMD Sullivan, and A.Campbell, Land District of Lismore Committee No.2826 Aug 189020 Dec 18903mths 25days
14th (1889 - 1891)
Conditional Purchases of Neil Gallagher, Orange Committee No.2015 Sep 189125 Nov 18912mths 11days
15th (1891 - 1894)
Vale of Clwydd Coal mining Company’s Bill Committee No.35 Oct 189218 Oct 189214days
15th (1891 - 1894)
Menindie and Broken Hill Tramway Bill Committee.1018 Oct 189210 Nov 189224days
15th (1891 - 1894)
Agricultural Holdings Bill Committee No.2418 Apr 189330 May 18931mth 13days
15th (1891 - 1894)
Mr Walsh’s Contract for Construction of Cooper’s Creek Bridge Committee No.1121 Nov 18938 Dec 189318days
15th (1891 - 1894)
Refreshment Committee No.414 May 189616 Nov 18966mths 3days
17th (1895 - 1898)
Collision between the “Sol” and “Alathea” steamers Committee No.2622 Sep 189611 Nov 18961mth 21days
17th (1895 - 1898)
Case of Thomas Buckley, Public Works Department Committee No. 730 Aug 189823 Dec 18983mths 24days
18th (1898 - 1901)
Estate of the late S.M Swift of Petersham Committee No.2313 Dec 189822 Dec 189810days
18th (1898 - 1901)
Estate of the late S.M Swift of Petersham Committee No.31 Aug 189921 Dec 18994mths 21days
18th (1898 - 1901)
Case of Thomas Buckley – Public Works Department Committee No.177 Nov 189923 Dec 18991mth 17days
18th (1898 - 1901)
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.128 May 190228 May 19021day
19th (1901 - 1904)
Printing Committee No.621 Sep 190420 Dec 19042mths 30days
19th (1901 - 1904)
Chairman
Lismore Markets and cattle Sale-yards Bill Committee No.98 Nov 190410 Nov 19043days
19th (1901 - 1904)
Printing Committee No.628 Jun 19058 Dec 19055mths 11days
20th (1904 - 1907)
Chairman
Dairying Industry Committee No.74 Jul 190530 Nov 19054mths 27days
20th (1904 - 1907)
Moss Vale Cattle Sale-yards Bill Committee No.1210 Aug 190524 Aug 190515days
20th (1904 - 1907)
The New Redhead Estate and Coal Company Limited Transfer Bill Committee No.1424 Aug 190529 Aug 19056days
20th (1904 - 1907)
Printing Committee No.510 Jul 190618 Dec 19065mths 9days
20th (1904 - 1907)
Chairman
Printing Committee No.69 Jul 190711 Jul 19073days
20th (1904 - 1907)
Chairman
Claim by Mr J.S Gam – Rejection of sleepers by Central South African Government Committee No.930 Sep 19099 Dec 19092mths 10days
21st (1907 - 1910)
Canterbury Park Racecourse Company Limited Enabling Bill Committee No.724 Nov 19108 Dec 191015days
22nd (1910 - 1913)
Timber Industry Committee No.1511 Jul 19111 Aug 191122days
22nd (1910 - 1913)
Petition of Thomas Michael Slattery Committee No. 76 Jul 19159 Jul 19154days
23rd (1913 - 1917)

Political Party Activity

Protectionist; Liberal after 1907


Qualifications, occupations and interests

Farmers Co-op manager. Family settled on Clarence River in 1861. Educated in public schools and by father. On leaving school assisted father on land. Became Secretary of North Coast Farmers Co-operative Association in Grafton. Moved to Sydney as a manager. Resigned in December 1891. Became a produce and timber merchant. On Clarence promoted School of Arts, mutual improvement societies, cricket and rowing clubs, active member of Cattle Stealing Prevention Association. Trustee of National Park 1905 until 1915. Orangeman.


Personal

Son of John Macfarlane, schoolteacher and farmer, and Mary Stewart. Married Ellen Quayle in 1885 and had issue, 2 daughters and 2 sons. Presbyterian. Funeral in Presbyterian cemetery at Rookwood.


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