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Mr Robert Thomas JAMISON (1829 - 1878)**

  • Date of Birth: 01/01/1829
  • Place of Birth: Penrith, New South Wales, Australia
  • Date of Death: 27/01/1878
  • Place of Death: Maytown, Queensland, Australia

Parliamentary Service

Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly4 Apr 185610 Nov 18604yr(s) 7mth(s) 7day(s)
Member for Cook and Westmoreland4 Apr 185619 Dec 18571yr(s) 8mth(s) 16day(s)
1st (1856 - 1857)
Member for Cook and Westmoreland20 Jan 185811 Apr 18591yr(s) 2mth(s) 23day(s)
2nd (1858 - 1859)
Member for Nepean13 Jun 185910 Nov 18601yr(s) 4mth(s) 29day(s)
3rd (1859 - 1860)
Impounding Laws Committee No. 1015 Aug 185618 Mar 18577mths 4days
1st (1856 - 1857)
Church and School Lands Committee No.1119 Aug 185618 Mar 18576mths 28days
1st (1856 - 1857)
Navigation of the Murray and its Effluents Committee No.1027 Oct 185718 Dec 18571mth 22days
1st (1856 - 1857)
Seizure of Gold Dust on board the “Ethereal” Committee No.184 Dec 185718 Dec 185715days
1st (1856 - 1857)
Governor General’s Opening Speech Committee No.124 Mar 185824 Mar 18581day
2nd (1858 - 1859)
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.726 Mar 185826 Nov 18588mths 1day
2nd (1858 - 1859)
Navigation of the Murray, & c. Committee No.813 Apr 185826 Nov 18587mths 14days
2nd (1858 - 1859)
Seizure of Gold on board the ‘Ethereal’ and ‘May Nicholson’ Committee No.2115 Jun 185826 Nov 18585mths 12days
2nd (1858 - 1859)
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.49 Dec 18589 Apr 18594mths 1day
2nd (1858 - 1859)
Railway Management Committee No.2813 Dec 18594 Jul 18606mths 22days
3rd (1859 - 1860)
Penrith Nepean Bridge Re-construction Bill Committee No.437 Jun 18604 Jul 186028days
3rd (1859 - 1860)

Community Activity

Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1854

Qualifications, occupations and interests

Pastoralist. Educated at Hobart Town and Sydney College. Inherited as share of his fathers estate. Clerk in Legislative Council for a few months, then became a pastoralist, chiefly on Namoi River. At one time was a squatter but became a landed proprieter by mid 1850's. Active on bench. Uncle of F.J Gibbes.


Son of Sir John Jamison, physician and landowner, and Mary Griffiths.

Additional Information

Personal papers in the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: Jamison family - papers, 1803-ca.1934 (*D38/1-*D38/4)