Mr William Arthur ZUILL (1867 - 1942)**

  • Date of Birth: 01/01/1867
  • Place of Birth: Saltwater, near Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
  • Date of Death: 21/06/1942
  • Place of Death: Grafton, New South Wales, Australia

Parliamentary Service

Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly14 Aug 191518 Feb 19204yr(s) 6mth(s) 5day(s)
Member for Clarence14 Aug 191521 Feb 19171yr(s) 6mth(s) 8day(s)
23rd (1913 - 1917)
Member for Clarence3 Mar 191718 Feb 19202yr(s) 11mth(s) 16day(s)
24th (1917 - 1920)

Political Party Activity

Stood as an Independent Liberal; later joined the Nationalist Party.

Qualifications, occupations and interests

Dairy farmer and auctioneer. Educated at Grafton Grammar and private school, West Maitland; partially crippled by an accident in boyhood; assisted father on the family property; purchased a dairy farm in 1895 at Lower Southgate; later became an auctioneer, estate agent and valuer, Grafton; member of Grafton Land Board and Licensing Bench; president of Clarence Pastoral and Agricultural Society in 1905; president of North Coast Agricultural Society and Association, chairman of Grafton District Hospital Board; chairman of Grafton Racecourse and Recreation Trust; member of Clarence River Jockey Club; chairman of Grafton Common Trust and Showground Trust ; helped found local creamery, honorary secretary for many years; foundation member of Lower Southgate Farmers' Union, secretary and president of the District Council; Freemason.

Local Government Activity

Councillor of Copmanhurst Shire for five years in the early 1920s.


Son of John Zuill, grazier, and Janet Anderson. Married (1) Aletha Jane Short in 1896 and had issue, 2 daughters and 1 son. Married (2) Margerite Effie Henderson. Presbyterian. Funeral at Grafton cemetery from Grafton Presbyterian church.

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