Mr Sydney John KEARNEY (1870 - 1923)**

  • Date of Birth: 18/08/1870
  • Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Date of Death: 16/04/1923
  • Place of Death: Armidale, New South Wales, Australia

Parliamentary Service

Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly12 Dec 190319 Aug 19073yr(s) 8mth(s) 8day(s)
Member for Armidale12 Dec 190316 Jul 19047mth(s) 5day(s)
19th (1901 - 1904)
Member for Armidale6 Aug 190419 Aug 19073yr(s) 14day(s)
20th (1904 - 1907)
Armidale Cattle Sale-yards Bill Committee No.1530 Nov 19065 Dec 19066days
20th (1904 - 1907)

Political Party Activity

Secretary of Armidale Federation League in 1899, later of Freetrade and Liberal Association, vice president of Liberal and Reformist League, dropped in 1907; later president of Armidale branch of the Australian Labor Party (ALP), secretary of Armidale Non-conscription League in 1917.

Qualifications, occupations and interests

Lawyer (solicitor). Educated at New England Grammar and St Joseph's College, Sydney; articled to father in 1889 and Abbott and Dodds, admitted as a solicitor in 1894; partner with father who retired in 1896; land agent; Member of Farmers and Settlers' Association in 1904. Secretary of Armidale Hospital; Armidale band; president of Armidale Pastoral and Agricultural Society; chairman and trustee of Armidale Sports Ground; president of Armidale Eight-Hour Day; vice president of Armidale Coursing and Jockey Club; member of Irish National Society; president of New England cricket and rugby football associations.

Local Government Activity

Alderman at Armidale from 1908 until 1917, Mayor in 1913


Son of Timothy John Kearney, solicitor, and Sarah Margaret Trim. Married Harriet Johannah Hughes on 10 May 1903 and had issue, 3 daughters and 3 sons. Funeral at Armidale cemetery from St Mary's Roman Catholic cathedral in Armidale.

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