Sir William John LYNE (1844 - 1913)**

  • Date of Birth: 06/04/1844
  • Place of Birth: Apslawn, Van Diemen's Land (later Tasmania), Australia
  • Date of Death: 03/08/1913
  • Place of Death: Double Bay, New South Wales, Australia

Parliamentary Service

PositionStartEndPeriodNotes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly29 Nov 188020 Mar 190120yr(s) 3mth(s) 20day(s)
Member for Hume29 Nov 188023 Nov 18821yr(s) 11mth(s) 26day(s)
10th (1880 - 1882)
Member for Hume7 Dec 18827 Oct 18852yr(s) 10mth(s) 1day(s)
11th (1882 - 1885)
Member for Hume13 Oct 18852 Nov 188521day(s)
12th (1885 - 1887)
Member for Hume7 Nov 18852 Mar 18863mth(s) 24day(s)
12th (1885 - 1887)
Member for Hume8 Mar 188626 Jan 188710mth(s) 19day(s)
12th (1885 - 1887)
Member for Hume9 Feb 188719 Jan 18891yr(s) 11mth(s) 11day(s)
13th (1887 - 1889)
Member for Hume28 Jan 18896 Jun 18912yr(s) 4mth(s) 10day(s)
14th (1889 - 1891)
Member for Hume20 Jun 189126 Oct 18914mth(s) 7day(s)
15th (1891 - 1894)
Member for Hume4 Nov 189125 Jun 18942yr(s) 7mth(s) 22day(s)
15th (1891 - 1894)
Member for Hume17 Nov 18945 Jul 18957mth(s) 19day(s)
16th (1894 - 1895)
Member for Hume24 Jul 18958 Jul 18982yr(s) 11mth(s) 15day(s)
17th (1895 - 1898)
Member for Hume27 Jul 189815 Sep 18991yr(s) 1mth(s) 20day(s)
18th (1898 - 1901)
Member for Hume30 Sep 189920 Mar 19011yr(s) 5mth(s) 19day(s)
18th (1898 - 1901)
Secretary for Public Works2 Nov 188521 Dec 18851mth(s) 20day(s)
Secretary for Public Works26 Feb 188619 Jan 188710mth(s) 25day(s)
Secretary for Lands17 Jan 18897 Mar 18891mth(s) 19day(s)
Secretary for Public Works23 Oct 18912 Aug 18942yr(s) 9mth(s) 11day(s)
Premier 15 Sep 189920 Mar 19011yr(s) 6mth(s) 6day(s)
Colonial Treasurer15 Sep 189920 Mar 19011yr(s) 6mth(s) 6day(s)
Transfer of Land at North Shore to John William Haynes Committee No.2024 Mar 18815 Apr 188113days
10th (1880 - 1882)
Roger’s Estate Bill Committee No.1122 Jul 188131 Aug 18811mth 10days
10th (1880 - 1882)
Albury Gas Company’s Bill Committee No.1424 Oct 18823 Nov 188211days
10th (1880 - 1882)
The Case of Captain Armstrong Committee No.1116 Feb 188325 Apr 18832mths 10days
11th (1882 - 1885)
Albury Gas Company’s Bill Committee No.1328 Feb 18836 Mar 18837days
11th (1882 - 1885)
Ryan’s Conditional Purchases at Wagga Wagga Committee No.2128 Nov 18839 Apr 18844mths 13days
11th (1882 - 1885)
Tamworth Cattle Sale-yards Bill Committee No.2028 Nov 18839 Apr 18844mths 13days
11th (1882 - 1885)
Monk-Wearmouth Colliery Railway Bill Committee No.2518 Dec 188315 Feb 18841mth 29days
11th (1882 - 1885)
McIlveen and Clift’s Conditional Purchase Committee No.2618 Dec 188329 Oct 188410mths 12days
11th (1882 - 1885)
Petition of Captain Armstrong Committee No.476 May 188430 Jul 18842mths 25days
11th (1882 - 1885)
O’Doud’s Estate Leasing Bill Committee No.488 May 18846 Jun 188430days
11th (1882 - 1885)
Conditional Purchase on Miller’s Creek Run Committee No.4921 May 18841 Nov 18845mths 12days
11th (1882 - 1885)
Evan McIntosh’s Conditional Purchase Committee No.5915 Aug 18841 Nov 18842mths 18days
11th (1882 - 1885)
Randwick Church Land Sale Bill Committee No.1629 Sep 18852 Oct 18854days
12th (1885 - 1887)
Sisters of Charity Estate Bill Committee No.1529 Sep 18852 Oct 18854days
12th (1885 - 1887)
Conditional Purchase of Evan McIntosh Committee No.2129 Sep 18852 Oct 18854days
12th (1885 - 1887)
Hay Gas Bill Committee No.221 Oct 18852 Oct 18852days
12th (1885 - 1887)
Balmain Tramway Bill Committee No.1428 Jan 18869 Feb 188613days
12th (1885 - 1887)
Railway Free Passes – Special Trains Committee No.2225 Mar 188625 Oct 18867mths 1day
12th (1885 - 1887)
Bowenfels Coal mining and Copper Smelting Company’s Railway (Sale and Vesting) Bill Committee No.365 May 18866 Jul 18862mths 2days
12th (1885 - 1887)
Mr Henry Arthur Hough Committee No.4711 Jun 18868 Jul 188628days
12th (1885 - 1887)
Silverton Tramway Bill Committee No.6010 Aug 188626 Aug 188617days
12th (1885 - 1887)
Tramway from Kogarah to Sans Souci Committee No.922 Mar 188713 Jul 18873mths 22days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Railway Free Passes – Special Trains Committee No.1029 Mar 188713 Jul 18873mths 15days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Albury Cattle Sale Yards Bill Committee No.2010 May 188730 Jun 18871mth 21days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Willoughby and Gordon Tramway Bill Committee No.2519 May 18871 Jun 188714days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Chairman
Parliamentary Hansard Committee No.289 Jun 188712 Jul 18871mth 4days
13th (1887 - 1889)
North Shore Boroughs Wharves Bill Committee No.2924 Jun 188713 Jul 188720days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Claim of Mrs Butterley Committee No.521 Sep 188712 Nov 18871mth 23days
13th (1887 - 1889)
North Shore Boroughs Wharves Bill Committee No.727 Sep 188717 May 18887mths 21days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Pharmaceutical Society of New South Wales Incorporation Bill Committee No.828 Sep 188718 Oct 188721days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Combination Trucks Committee No.258 Nov 188720 Jul 18888mths 13days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Petition of George Matcham Pitt, junior Committee No.3316 Dec 188726 Apr 18884mths 11days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Removal of Railway Engine-sheds from Dubbo to Wellington Committee No.3516 Dec 188724 Jul 18887mths 9days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Sydney Hydraulic Power Company’s Bill Committee No.4310 Feb 188822 Mar 18881mth 13days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Oakey Park Coal mining Company’s Railway Bill Committee No.4210 Feb 188827 Mar 18881mth 18days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Silverton Tramway Act Amending Bill Committee No.4529 Feb 188822 Mar 188823days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Contract for the Bridge over the Paterson River Committee No.5624 Apr 188824 Jul 18883mths 1day
13th (1887 - 1889)
Teralba Coal mining Reserve Committee No.598 Jun 188824 Jul 18881mth 17days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Conditional Purchases made upon Barratta Run Committee No.32 Apr 18894 Sep 18895mths 3days
13th (1887 - 1889)
New South Wales Tramway Company’s Bill Committee No.1130 Apr 188917 May 188918days
14th (1889 - 1891)
Silverton Tramway Extension Bill Committee No.166 Jun 188910 Oct 18894mths 5days
14th (1889 - 1891)
Conditional Purchase of Zachary Benn, Richmond River District Committee No.2619 Jul 188930 Jul 188912days
14th (1889 - 1891)
Conditional Purchases of C.H Thatcher, Forbes Land District Committee No.83 Dec 188917 Dec 188915days
14th (1889 - 1891)
Agricultural Society of New South Wales Lease Bill Committee No.95 Dec 188910 Dec 18896days
14th (1889 - 1891)
Conditional Purchases of C.H Thatcher, Forbes Land District Committee No.630 Apr 189023 Sep 18904mths 25days
14th (1889 - 1891)
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.230 Apr 189020 Dec 18907mths 21days
14th (1889 - 1891)
Conditional Purchase made by Maurice Bush, District Urana Committee No.4616 Dec 189020 Dec 18905days
14th (1889 - 1891)
Segenhoe Estate Irrigation Bill Committee No.4516 Dec 189020 Dec 18905days
14th (1889 - 1891)
Segenhoe Estate Irrigation Bill Committee No.827 May 18912 Jun 18917days
15th (1891 - 1894)
Willoughby and Gordon Tramway Act Amending Bill Committee No.1325 Aug 189115 Sep 189122days
15th (1891 - 1894)
Silkstone Coal-mine Railway Act Amending Bill Committee No.2323 Nov 189126 Nov 18914days
15th (1891 - 1894)
Broken Hill Water Supply Act Amendment Bill Committee No.321 Feb 189217 Feb 189217days
15th (1891 - 1894)
Deepwater and Mount Galena Tramway Bill Committee No.3624 Mar 189228 Mar 18925days
15th (1891 - 1894)
Hillgrove and Armidale Water-power Electric Bill Committee No.45 Oct 189218 Oct 189214days
15th (1891 - 1894)
Australasian Rights Purchase Bill Committee No.911 Oct 189216 Nov 18921mth 6days
15th (1891 - 1894)
Menindie and Broken Hill Tramway Bill Committee.1018 Oct 189210 Nov 189224days
15th (1891 - 1894)
Simpson’s Railway Bill Committee No.1216 Nov 189221 Dec 18921mth 6days
15th (1891 - 1894)
Menindie Irrigation Bill Committee No.2123 Feb 189322 Mar 189328days
15th (1891 - 1894)
Mr Walsh’s Contract for Construction of Cooper’s Creek Bridge Committee No.1121 Nov 18938 Dec 189318days
15th (1891 - 1894)
Library Committee No. 329 Aug 18945 Jul 189510mths 7days
16th (1894 - 1895)
Hunter District Water Supply and Sewerage Works. Committee No. 1411 Dec 18945 Jul 18956mths 25days
16th (1894 - 1895)
Standing Orders. Committee No. 220 Aug 18958 Jul 18982yrs 10mths 19days
17th (1895 - 1898)
Illawarra Harbour and Land Corporation Act Amendment Bill Committee No.129 Oct 189522 Oct 189514days
17th (1895 - 1898)
City and North Sydney Railway Bill Committee No.1612 Dec 189519 Dec 18958days
17th (1895 - 1898)
Standing Orders Committee No.214 May 189616 Nov 18966mths 3days
17th (1895 - 1898)
City and North Sydney Tunnel Roadway Bill Committee No.141 Jul 189614 Jul 189614days
17th (1895 - 1898)
North Shore Bridge Bill Committee No.131 Jul 189628 Jul 189628days
17th (1895 - 1898)
City and North Sydney Railway Bill; Sydney and North Sydney Bridge and Tramway Bill. North Shore Bridge Bill Committee No.1721 Jul 189621 Oct 18963mths 1day
17th (1895 - 1898)
North Shore Bridge Bill Committee appointed on 13 August 1896
City and North Sydney Railway Bill; Sydney and North Sydney Bridge and Tramway Bill. North Shore Bridge Bill Committee No.1721 Jul 189621 Oct 18963mths 1day
17th (1895 - 1898)
Evidence before the Civil Service Commission by Mr H.C.L Anderson Committee No.1928 Jul 189611 Nov 18963mths 15days
17th (1895 - 1898)
Claim of John Brennan against Roads Department Committee No.27 22 Sep 189616 Nov 18961mth 26days
17th (1895 - 1898)
Standing Orders Committee No.228 Apr 189718 Aug 18973mths 22days
17th (1895 - 1898)
Standing Orders Committee No. 228 Jun 18988 Jul 189811days
17th (1895 - 1898)
Standing Orders Committee No. 325 Aug 189823 Dec 18983mths 29days
18th (1898 - 1901)
Claim of John Sullivan, Harbours and Rivers Department Committee No. 830 Aug 189823 Dec 18983mths 24days
18th (1898 - 1901)
Claim of John Brennan against Roads Department Committee No 1411 Oct 189823 Dec 18982mths 13days
18th (1898 - 1901)
Illawarra Harbour and Land Corporation Act Further Amendment Bill Committee No.222 Dec 18986 Dec 18985days
18th (1898 - 1901)
Standing Orders Committee No.121 Feb 189930 Mar 18991mth 10days
18th (1898 - 1901)
Standing Orders Committee No.213 Apr 189921 Apr 18999days
18th (1898 - 1901)
Standing Orders Committee No.48 Aug 189923 Dec 18994mths 16days
18th (1898 - 1901)
Municipal District of Broken Hill Electric Lighting Bill Committee No.910 Aug 189916 Aug 18997days
18th (1898 - 1901)
Case of James Cook and other employees of the Tramway Department Committee No. 2313 Dec 189920 Dec 18998days
18th (1898 - 1901)
Refreshment Committee No.320 Jun 190018 Jul 190029days
18th (1898 - 1901)
Standing Orders Committee No.420 Jun 190024 Jul 19001mth 5days
18th (1898 - 1901)
Library Committee No.520 Jun 190028 Nov 19005mths 9days
18th (1898 - 1901)
Printing Committee No. 620 Jun 19004 Dec 19005mths 15days
18th (1898 - 1901)
Names for Electorates, Federal Parliament Committee No.1716 Aug 190030 Aug 190015days
18th (1898 - 1901)

Community Activity

Became Rector's Warden of All Saints Church for nine years and Captain of the local cricket club. member of the committee of the Albury and Border Pastoral Agricultural and Horticultural Society and officiated at local races. Became chairman of the Albury district's sheep directors and his Lincoln rams won prizes at the 1978 show.


Qualifications, occupations and interests

Pastoralist. Educated at Horton College, Ross, and privately tutored. Travelled to North Queensland in 1864, engaging in pastoral pursuits in the Gulf Country; Returned to Tasmania and became council clerk at Glamorgan 1865 until 1875 when he moved to New South Wales. Pastoralist at Camberoona, near Albury, from 1875. Moved to Sydney about 1887 and had a residence at Katoomba and later lived at North Sydney. Member Federal Convention 1897; participated in the Colonial Conference and Navigation Conference, London 1907.


Honours Received

Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG) in 1900.


Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held

Member of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia. Member of the House of Representatives for Hume 1901 - 1913.


Personal

Son of John Lyne, farmer, and Lillias Cross Carmichael Hume. Married (1) Martha Coates Shaw on 27 June 1870 and had issue 1 son and 3 daughters. Married (2) Sarah Jane Holden in June 1912 Sydney, and had issue l daughter. Buried in South Head cemetery with Anglican rites.


Additional Information

Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 10 Biography and portrait in ‘Australian Men of Mark’, Volume 1. Sydney, [?1889] , page 233 Ken Turner and Michael Hogan (editors), The Worldly Art of Politics, Sydney, Federation Press, 2006 (Chapter 5: "Sir William Lyne: In his electorate", by Sir Joseph Carruthers, page 53) Parliamentary Archives Photograph Collection
PA Picture Description Series No. Series Title
136.LA:67 Group portrait of members of the Legislative Assembly 1895. Supplement to the 'Sydney Mail', Saturday April 13, 1895 PRS 123.LA: 15 Legislative Assembly, Composite Portraits of Members of the Legislative Assembly
282.LA William John Lyne PRS 126.LA: 13 Legislative Assembly, Portraits of Premiers of New South Wales, 1856 - to date
309.LA The Government and Legislative Assembly of NSW 1901 when the Commonwealth of Australia Established 123.LA:3 Legislative Assembly, Composite Portraits of Members of the Legislative Assembly
316.LA Miniature of the above
651.LA Anniversary of Responsible Government with Premiers since 1856. 'Evening News', 21 May 1923 126.LA:53 Legislative Assembly, Portraits of the Premiers of NSW, 1856 - to date
867.LA William John Lyne 125.LA:125 Legislative Assembly, Portraits of Members of the Legislative Assembly,
868.LA William John Lyne 125.LA:126 Legislative Assembly, Portraits of Members of the Legislative Assembly,
1354.LA- Copy of 651.LA, above 126.LA:54 Legislative Assembly, Portraits of the Premiers of NSW, 1856 - to date
3232.LA: 29 Members of the Legislative Assembly in 1880 [from 'First LA elected under New Electorate Act of 1880'] 123.LA:16 Legislative Assembly, Composite Portraits of Members of the Legislative Assembly (copy print, was to have been cut-up and used in albums PRS 111.LA)
4552.L 'First Legislative Assembly of NSW Elected under New Electoral Act of 1880' Miniature composite. Freeman & Co. Sydney [Copy 1] PRS 268.L Parliamentary Library, Main series of correspondence, 1915 (Picture extracted from this series)
4584.LA 'First Legislative Assembly of NSW Elected under New Electorate Act of 1880' Miniature composite. Freeman & Co. Sydney [Copy 2] 123.LA:17 Legislative Assembly, Composite Portraits of Members of the Legislative Assembly
4695.LA W. J. Lyne, Premier of NSW 126.LA:65 Legislative Assembly, Portraits of the Premiers of NSW, 1856 - to date