Mr Hugo Louis BEYERS (1845 - 1910)**

  • Date of Birth: 01/01/1845
  • Place of Birth: Poland
  • Date of Death: 28/05/1910
  • Place of Death: Mount Morgan, Western Australia, Australia

Parliamentary Service

PositionStartEndPeriodNotes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly12 Nov 187723 Nov 18825yr(s) 12day(s)
Member for Goldfields12 Nov 18779 Nov 18802yr(s) 11mth(s) 29day(s)
9th (1877 - 1880)
Member for Mudgee1 Dec 188023 Nov 18821yr(s) 11mth(s) 23day(s)
10th (1880 - 1882)
City of Goulburn Gas and Coke Company’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.1631 Oct 187815 Nov 187816days
9th (1877 - 1880)
Mudgee Turf Club Bill Committee No.2020 Nov 187826 Feb 18793mths 7days
9th (1877 - 1880)
Orange Town Hall Sale Bill Committee No.2231 Jan 18797 Feb 18798days
9th (1877 - 1880)
Dubbo Mechanics Institute Transfer Bill Committee No.2311 Feb 187924 Jul 18795mths 14days
9th (1877 - 1880)
Merriwa Church and Presbytery Land Sale Bill Committee No.1816 Mar 188031 Mar 188016days
9th (1877 - 1880)
Cudgegong Town Hall Bill Committee No.2528 Oct 188123 Nov 188127days
10th (1880 - 1882)
Cookbundoon Slate Quarry Tramway Bill Committee No.2624 Nov 18812 Dec 18819days
10th (1880 - 1882)
Dubbo Gas Company’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.287 Dec 188114 Dec 18818days
10th (1880 - 1882)

Community Activity

Patron of the local hospital at Hill End and a member of many friendly societies.


Qualifications, occupations and interests

Miner. Educated in Poland and migrated to Australia as a boy. Employed as a draper's assistant in Sydney. In 1856 he based himself at Hill End and became a gold miner. Prospected for gold at Rockhampton, the Snowy River, Licknow and in New Zealand. Entered a business partnership with Bernard Otto Holtermann, a member of the Legislative Assembly from 1882 to 1885. In 1870 - 71, they struck a rich vein of gold at Hill End. In 1872, they floated the Star of Hope Gold Mining Company which found the largest specimen of reef gold (Holtermann's nugget). Retired as a miner and became a landowner and 'mining king' at Hill End. Bankrupted in 1894 and moved to Mount Higgins, Western Australia, where he succesfully resumed mining.


Local Government Activity

Alderman at Hill End from 1875, and its Mayor from 1876 until 1877 and again from 1885.


Personal

Married Miss Emmett of White Rock near Bathurst.


Additional Information

'Town and Country Journal', 12 November 1887, p 1017. 'The Bulletin', 6 April 1901, p13