Mr William (2) GRAHAME (1841 - 1906)**

  • Date of Birth: 01/01/1841
  • Place of Birth: Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Date of Death: 26/05/1906
  • Place of Death: Islington, New South Wales, Australia
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Parliamentary Service

Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly2 Feb 188925 Jun 18945yr(s) 4mth(s) 24day(s)
Member for Newcastle2 Feb 18893 Oct 18898mth(s) 2day(s)
14th (1889 - 1891)
Member for Newcastle14 Apr 18916 Jun 18911mth(s) 24day(s)
14th (1889 - 1891)
Member for Newcastle17 Jun 189125 Jun 18943yr(s) 9day(s)
15th (1891 - 1894)
Sydney and Suburban Electric Lighting Bill Committee No.1431 May 188910 Oct 18894mths 10days
14th (1889 - 1891)
Mrs Cunynghame, Late superintendent of Macquarie Street Asylum for Infirm and Destitute, Parramatta Committee No.235 Jul 188927 Sep 18892mths 23days
14th (1889 - 1891)
Borough of Newcastle Electric Lighting Bill Committee No.1220 Aug 18913 Sep 189115days
15th (1891 - 1894)
Conditional Purchase by Mrs Ann Rouse, in the parish of Kahibah Committee No.331 Feb 189226 Feb 189226days
15th (1891 - 1894)
Working of Collieries Committee No.1113 Mar 189419 Apr 18941mth 7days
16th (1894 - 1895)

Qualifications, occupations and interests

Labourer and auctioneer agent. Arrived in New South Wales in 1858 as an apprentice. For many years worked as a labourer in the Newcastle District. Employed in road making, farming and general work. May have been a small farmer for a time. Became a small contractor and then for many years kept a jewellers shop in Newcastle. Became insolvent in 1889 and resigned from the Legislative Assembly. Became a salesman and auctioneer for G.T Edwards and Co., 1890; described as agent at death. President of Seaman's Union at Newcastle, in early 1870's. Member of local water and sewerage board at death.

Local Government Activity

Alderman of Wickham Council


Son of John Grahame, grocer, and Mary Low. Married Isabella Calman on 8 June 1860 at East Maitland and had issue, 5 daughters and 10 sons. Congregationalist.

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