Mr James Squire FARNELL (1825 - 1888)**

  • Date of Birth: 25/06/1825
  • Place of Birth: St Leonards, North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Date of Death: 21/08/1888
  • Place of Death: Petersham, New South Wales, Australia

Parliamentary Service

PositionStartEndPeriodNotes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly2 May 186021 Aug 188828yr(s) 3mth(s) 20day(s)
Member of the NSW Legislative Council25 Nov 188517 Feb 18871yr(s) 2mth(s) 24day(s)
Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 7 October 1885.
Member for St Leonards2 May 186010 Nov 18606mth(s) 9day(s)
3rd (1859 - 1860)
Member for Parramatta24 Nov 186415 Nov 18694yr(s) 11mth(s) 23day(s)
5th (1865 - 1869)
Member for Parramatta17 Dec 18693 Feb 18722yr(s) 1mth(s) 18day(s)
6th (1870 - 1872)
Member for Parramatta20 Feb 187214 May 18722mth(s) 25day(s)
7th (1872 - 1874)
Member for Parramatta28 May 187228 Nov 18742yr(s) 6mth(s) 1day(s)
7th (1872 - 1874)
Member for St Leonards21 Dec 187412 Oct 18772yr(s) 9mth(s) 22day(s)
8th (1875 - 1877)
Member for St Leonards27 Oct 187718 Dec 18771mth(s) 22day(s)
9th (1877 - 1880)
Member for St Leonards27 Dec 18779 Nov 18802yr(s) 10mth(s) 14day(s)
9th (1877 - 1880)
Member for St Leonards22 Nov 188023 Nov 18822yr(s) 2day(s)
10th (1880 - 1882)
Member for New England16 Dec 18825 Jan 188321day(s)
11th (1882 - 1885)
Member for New England11 Jan 18837 Oct 18852yr(s) 8mth(s) 27day(s)
11th (1882 - 1885)
Member for Redfern5 Feb 188721 Aug 18881yr(s) 6mth(s) 17day(s)
13th (1887 - 1889)
Secretary for Lands14 May 18728 Feb 18752yr(s) 8mth(s) 26day(s)
Secretary for Lands and Secretary for Mines9 May 187426 Jul 18742mth(s) 18day(s)
Secretary for Lands18 Dec 187720 Dec 18781yr(s) 3day(s)
Premier18 Dec 187720 Dec 18781yr(s) 3day(s)
Secretary for Lands5 Jan 18836 Oct 18852yr(s) 9mth(s) 2day(s)
Minister of Justice and Representative of Government7 Oct 18859 Oct 18853day(s)
Chairman of Committees13 Dec 187612 Oct 18779mth(s) 30day(s)
Alleged Embezzlement of Public Moneys by Corporal Francis Committee No.812 Oct 18609 Nov 186029days
3rd (1859 - 1860)
Business of Tanners and Curriers Committee No.1219 Oct 18609 Nov 186022days
3rd (1859 - 1860)
Parramatta Market Bill Committee No.142 May 18659 May 18658days
5th (1865 - 1869)
Chairman
Coal Wharf, Newcastle Committee No.2115 Jun 186521 Jun 18657days
5th (1865 - 1869)
Disease in Fruit Trees Committee No.631 Oct 18657 Apr 18665mths 8days
5th (1865 - 1869)
Parramatta River Steam Company’s Bill Committee No.810 Nov 186521 Nov 186512days
5th (1865 - 1869)
William Goodin Committee No.1121 Nov 186522 Dec 18651mth 2days
5th (1865 - 1869)
Chairman
Pitt-street Tramway Committee No.1228 Nov 186527 Mar 18663mths 28days
5th (1865 - 1869)
Reserve, Lavender Bay Committee No.166 Mar 186629 Mar 186624days
5th (1865 - 1869)
Proposed Amendments in Electoral Act of 1858 Committee No.179 Mar 18664 Apr 186627days
5th (1865 - 1869)
Disease in Fruit Trees Committee No.531 Jul 186613 Sep 18661mth 14days
5th (1865 - 1869)
Reserve, Lavender Bay Committee No.631 Jul 186623 Oct 18662mths 23days
5th (1865 - 1869)
Proposed Electoral Alterations Committee No.1225 Sep 186613 Dec 18662mths 19days
5th (1865 - 1869)
Parramatta Market Bill Committee No.145 Oct 186611 Oct 18667days
5th (1865 - 1869)
Chairman
Alleged Irregularity in Registration of a Deed Committee No.1730 Oct 186622 Dec 18661mth 23days
5th (1865 - 1869)
Fisheries Act Amendment Bill Committee No.202 Nov 18662 Dec 18661mth 1day
5th (1865 - 1869)
City of Newcastle Gas and Coke Company’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.2122 Nov 186629 Nov 18668days
5th (1865 - 1869)
Shoalhaven Municipality Committee No.2227 Nov 186621 Dec 186625days
5th (1865 - 1869)
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.12 Jul 18672 Jul 18671day
5th (1865 - 1869)
Oyster Fisheries Protection Bill Committee No.72 Jul 186727 Apr 18689mths 26days
5th (1865 - 1869)
Waterview Patent Slip Bill Committee No.1110 Sep 18679 Oct 186730days
5th (1865 - 1869)
Hartley Vale Colliery Railway Bill Committee No.1225 Sep 18678 Oct 186714days
5th (1865 - 1869)
Petition of Thomas Larkin Committee No.1327 Sep 186721 Apr 18686mths 26days
5th (1865 - 1869)
Cataract Coal Mine Railway Bill Committee No.1410 Oct 186723 Oct 186714days
5th (1865 - 1869)
Chairman
Petititon of Mr Thomas Smith Committee No.158 Nov 18673 Apr 18684mths 27days
5th (1865 - 1869)
Seizure at Stores of George McLeod Braidwood Committee No.1612 Nov 186724 Apr 18685mths 13days
5th (1865 - 1869)
Claims of Mr Bartholomew Rush Committee No.1722 Nov 18671 Apr 18684mths 11days
5th (1865 - 1869)
Commercial Banking Company of Sydney Incorporation Act Amendment Bill Committee No.1828 Nov 18674 Dec 18677days
5th (1865 - 1869)
Mr John Burnley Committee No.1920 Dec 18673 Apr 18683mths 15days
5th (1865 - 1869)
West Maitland Water Supply and Embankment Bill Committee No.2014 Jan 186816 Jan 18683days
5th (1865 - 1869)
Sydney Common Improvement Act Amendment Bill Committee No.2316 Mar 186818 Mar 18683days
5th (1865 - 1869)
Reverend James White Committee No.2216 Mar 18687 Apr 186823days
5th (1865 - 1869)
Removal of Mr Samuel Charles from the Commission of the Peace Committee No. 259 Apr 186824 Apr 186816days
5th (1865 - 1869)
Training Ship “Vernon” Committee No.812 Jan 186925 Mar 18692mths 14days
5th (1865 - 1869)
Clifts Coal Properties Leasing Bill Committee No.915 Jan 186920 Jan 18696days
5th (1865 - 1869)
Mrs Mary Singleton Committee No.1119 Jan 186923 Feb 18691mth 5days
5th (1865 - 1869)
Mr Thomas Scott – Sugar Cultivation Committee No.1410 Feb 186924 Mar 18691mth 15days
5th (1865 - 1869)
Diseases in Grape-vines Prevention Bill Committee No.1612 Feb 186919 Mar 18691mth 8days
5th (1865 - 1869)
Land Titles Department – Mr W.Wright Committee No.1723 Feb 186924 Mar 18691mth 2days
5th (1865 - 1869)
Mr William Emery Committee No.192 Mar 18691 Apr 18691mth
5th (1865 - 1869)
Law relating to Lunacy Committee No.204 Mar 186924 Mar 186921days
5th (1865 - 1869)
Mr Alexander Walker Scott – Land taken by Hunter River Railway Committee No.51 Oct 186911 Nov 18691mth 11days
5th (1865 - 1869)
Claims of Mr Bartholomew Rush Committee No.88 Oct 186913 Nov 18691mth 6days
5th (1865 - 1869)
Prince Alfred Park Enclosure Bill Committee No.1021 Oct 186922 Oct 18692days
5th (1865 - 1869)
Cumberland and Camden Bathurst – bur and thistle Bill Committee No.1122 Oct 186912 Nov 186922days
5th (1865 - 1869)
Alleged losses in consequence of insecurity of Post Office, Sofala Committee No.1326 Oct 186913 Nov 186919days
5th (1865 - 1869)
Mr Thomas Scott – Sugar Cultivation Committee No.1226 Oct 186913 Nov 186919days
5th (1865 - 1869)
Petition of Mrs Mary Fogg Committee No.1427 Oct 186913 Nov 186918days
5th (1865 - 1869)
Public Vehicles and Boats Committee No.68 Feb 187029 Apr 18702mths 22days
6th (1870 - 1872)
Mr Thomas Scott – Sugar Cultivation Committee No.815 Feb 18704 May 18702mths 20days
6th (1870 - 1872)
Mr Alexander Walker Scott – Land taken by Hunter River Railway Committee No.918 Feb 187029 Mar 18701mth 12days
6th (1870 - 1872)
Unitarian Church Land Bill Committee No.1122 Feb 187013 Apr 18701mth 23days
6th (1870 - 1872)
Bathurst-burr and Thistle Plants Committee No.1225 Feb 18706 Apr 18701mth 13days
6th (1870 - 1872)
George Swinnerton Yarnton Committee No.131 Mar 187023 Mar 187023days
6th (1870 - 1872)
Chairman
Goulburn School Trust Bill Committee No.163 Mar 18709 Mar 18707days
6th (1870 - 1872)
Mrs Mary Fogg Committee No.1822 Mar 187029 Apr 18701mth 8days
6th (1870 - 1872)
Tolls on Government Bridges Committee No.1922 Mar 18707 May 18701mth 16days
6th (1870 - 1872)
Alleged Losses in consequence of insecurity of Post Office at Sofala Committee No.2025 Mar 18707 May 18701mth 13days
6th (1870 - 1872)
Sale of Liquors Licensing Act Amendment Bill Committee No.211 Apr 18703 May 18701mth 3days
6th (1870 - 1872)
Maitland Presbyterian Church Land Bill Committee No.226 Apr 187012 Apr 18707days
6th (1870 - 1872)
Water Supply – Sydney and Suburbs Committee No.238 Apr 18703 May 187026days
6th (1870 - 1872)
Claims of Bartholomew Rush Committee No.2412 Apr 18707 May 187026days
6th (1870 - 1872)
Claims of Mr Bartholomew Rush Committee No.725 Aug 187023 Sep 187030days
6th (1870 - 1872)
Mr Thomas Scott-Sugar Cultivation Committee No.1020 Sep 187016 Mar 18715mths 25days
6th (1870 - 1872)
Ham Common Resumption Bill Committee No.1114 Oct 18702 Nov 187020days
6th (1870 - 1872)
Chairman
Petition of John Fuller Foster Committee No.124 Nov 18707 Dec 18701mth 4days
6th (1870 - 1872)
Petition of James Twaddell Committee No.1525 Jan 18714 May 18713mths 10days
6th (1870 - 1872)
Coal Staithes at Newcastle Committee No.1425 Jan 187113 Jun 18714mths 20days
6th (1870 - 1872)
Borough of Newcastle Special Audit Bill Committee No.161 Feb 18719 Mar 18711mth 9days
6th (1870 - 1872)
Camperdown Cemetery Trust Bill Committee No.1721 Feb 18712 Mar 187110days
6th (1870 - 1872)
St Andrew’s Parsonage Sale Bill Committee No.1822 Feb 18717 Mar 187114days
6th (1870 - 1872)
Charges Against the Collector of Customs Committee No.1928 Feb 187122 Jun 18713mths 26days
6th (1870 - 1872)
Yass Roman Catholic Church Land Bill Committee No.2018 Apr 187122 Jun 18712mths 5days
6th (1870 - 1872)
The Civil Service Committee No.621 Nov 18711 Feb 18722mths 12days
6th (1870 - 1872)
Bathurst Gas Company’s Bill Committee No.729 Nov 18716 Dec 18718days
6th (1870 - 1872)
Parramatta Gas Company’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.87 Dec 187114 Dec 18718days
6th (1870 - 1872)
Circular Quay Committee No.1023 Jan 18721 Feb 187210days
6th (1870 - 1872)
Chairman
Parramatta Gas Company’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.614 Jun 187220 Jun 18727days
6th (1870 - 1872)
Chairman
The Australian Mutual Fire Insurance Society’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.1025 Jun 187227 Jun 18723days
6th (1870 - 1872)
Chairman
Administration of the Land Law Committee No.145 Jul 18726 Aug 18721mth 2days
6th (1870 - 1872)
The Civil Service Committee No.1630 Jul 18722 Aug 18724days
6th (1870 - 1872)
The Civil Service Committee No.612 Nov 18725 Mar 18733mths 22days
7th (1872 - 1874)
Loder's Estate Bill Committee No.814 Nov 187212 Dec 187229days
7th (1872 - 1874)
New South Wales Shale and Oil Company’s Bill Committee No.1326 Nov 18724 Dec 18729days
7th (1872 - 1874)
Petition of John Dargin Committee No.1426 Nov 187231 Jan 18732mths 6days
7th (1872 - 1874)
Walker and Carlow Streets Enclosure Bill Committee No.1513 Dec 187220 Mar 18733mths 8days
7th (1872 - 1874)
Administration of the Land Law Committee No.1617 Dec 187224 Apr 18734mths 8days
7th (1872 - 1874)
Bathurst Cattle Sale Yards Bill Committee No.247 Feb 187314 Mar 18731mth 8days
7th (1872 - 1874)
Petition of James Twaddell Committee No.2827 Feb 18735 Mar 18737days
7th (1872 - 1874)
Sale of Land Scots Church Legalizing Bill Committee No.2727 Feb 18735 Mar 18737days
7th (1872 - 1874)
Deniliquin and Moama Railway Bill Committee No.2912 Mar 187328 Mar 187317days
7th (1872 - 1874)
Administration of the Land Law Committee No.512 Sep 187324 Jun 18749mths 13days
7th (1872 - 1874)
Mineral Lease at Togo Committee No.107 Oct 18731 May 18746mths 25days
7th (1872 - 1874)
Lithgow Valley Colliery Railway Bill Committee No.1214 Oct 187315 Oct 18732days
7th (1872 - 1874)
Lee’s Partition and Sale Bill Committee No:1618 Nov 187325 Nov 18738days
7th (1872 - 1874)
Bishopthorpe Estate Bill Committee No.202 Dec 187317 Dec 187316days
7th (1872 - 1874)
Macquarie-street Roman Catholic School Site Sale Bill Committee No.2216 Jan 187422 Jan 18747days
7th (1872 - 1874)
Parnell’s Leasing Bill Committee No.2522 Jan 187429 Jan 18748days
7th (1872 - 1874)
Anvil Creek Coal Mining Company’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.2811 Mar 187417 Mar 18747days
7th (1872 - 1874)
Sydney Mechanics School of Arts Incorporation Bill Committee No.2919 Mar 187427 Mar 18749days
7th (1872 - 1874)
Drummond Copper Mining Company’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.3118 May 187425 Jun 18741mth 8days
7th (1872 - 1874)
Chairman
Letter addressed to M.M Rochefort and Grousset Committee No.55 Nov 187426 Nov 187422days
7th (1872 - 1874)
Waratah Coal Company's Bill Committee No.66 Nov 187412 Nov 18747days
7th (1872 - 1874)
Administration of the Land Law Committee No.917 Nov 187426 Nov 187410days
7th (1872 - 1874)
All Saints Parsonage Bill Committee No.72 Apr 187513 Apr 187512days
8th (1875 - 1877)
Waratah Coal Company’s Bill Committee No.62 Apr 187513 Apr 187512days
8th (1875 - 1877)
Chairman
Goulburn Cattle Sale Yards Bill Committee No.1127 Apr 18756 May 187510days
8th (1875 - 1877)
Letter addressed to M.M Rochefort and Grousset Committee No.124 May 18751 Jun 187529days
8th (1875 - 1877)
Mineral Selection at Milburn Creek Committee No.1525 May 18754 Aug 18752mths 11days
8th (1875 - 1877)
Australasia Coal Company’s Bill Committee No.1610 Jun 187511 Jun 18752days
8th (1875 - 1877)
Blakefield v. Shields Committee No.1813 Jul 18754 Aug 187523days
8th (1875 - 1877)
North Shore Gas Bill Committee No.519 Nov 18758 Dec 187520days
8th (1875 - 1877)
Fitzgerald’s Enabling Bill Committee No.81 Dec 187514 Dec 187514days
8th (1875 - 1877)
The Case of Amelia Gould Committee No.1014 Dec 187529 Feb 18762mths 16days
8th (1875 - 1877)
Employment of Children Committee No.914 Dec 18753 Aug 18767mths 21days
8th (1875 - 1877)
Bathurst Presbyterian Church Trustees Enabling Bill Committee No.1220 Jan 18762 Mar 18761mth 12days
8th (1875 - 1877)
Chairman
Road through Messrs Badgery’s Land Committee No.138 Feb 187629 Jun 18764mths 22days
8th (1875 - 1877)
Cooma Roman Catholic Church Trustees Bill Committee No.1524 Feb 18762 Mar 18768days
8th (1875 - 1877)
Chairman
Tamworth Roman Catholic Church Trustees Bill Committee No.1424 Feb 18767 Mar 187613days
8th (1875 - 1877)
Bathurst Markets Amendment Bill Committee No.177 Mar 187617 Mar 187611days
8th (1875 - 1877)
Common Lodging Houses Committee No.1814 Mar 18761 Aug 18764mths 19days
8th (1875 - 1877)
Murrumbidgee Turf Club Bill Committee No.2022 Mar 187619 Apr 187629days
8th (1875 - 1877)
Petition of Wilson and Cawley Committee No.2111 Apr 187619 Jul 18763mths 9days
8th (1875 - 1877)
Hanson’s Trust Bill Committee No.2212 Apr 187619 Apr 18768days
8th (1875 - 1877)
Nevell’s Leasing Bill Committee No.2325 Apr 187628 Apr 18764days
8th (1875 - 1877)
Chairman
The Case of Alfred Arnold Committee No.2416 May 187627 Jun 18761mth 12days
8th (1875 - 1877)
Chairman
Lunatic Asylum, Parramatta Committee No.251 Aug 187622 Aug 187622days
8th (1875 - 1877)
Report of Examiner of Coal Fields on Land held by Messrs Garrett and Greville Committee No.264 Aug 187617 Aug 187614days
8th (1875 - 1877)
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.1014 Dec 187611 Oct 18779mths 28days
8th (1875 - 1877)
The Bassett Darley Estates Bill Committee No.919 Dec 187618 Jan 18771mth
8th (1875 - 1877)
Lunatic Asylum, Parramatta Committee No.519 Dec 18769 May 18774mths 21days
8th (1875 - 1877)
Employment of Children Committee No.619 Dec 18769 May 18774mths 21days
8th (1875 - 1877)
Claim of William Henry Baron Committee No.819 Dec 187626 Jul 18777mths 8days
8th (1875 - 1877)
Condition of the Aborigines Committee No.719 Dec 187611 Oct 18779mths 23days
8th (1875 - 1877)
Orange Gas-Light Bill Committee No.1121 Dec 187611 Jan 187722days
8th (1875 - 1877)
Macquarie Coal Company’s Railway Bill Committee No.1230 Jan 187713 Feb 187715days
8th (1875 - 1877)
Orange Cattle Sale Yards Bill Committee No.142 Feb 18771 Mar 187728days
8th (1875 - 1877)
Sydney Common Improvement Act Amendment Bill Committee No.156 Feb 187722 Feb 187717days
8th (1875 - 1877)
Throsby’s Leasing Act Amendment Bill Committee No.169 Feb 187716 Feb 18778days
8th (1875 - 1877)
Mr John Garsed Committee No.174 May 187711 Oct 18775mths 8days
8th (1875 - 1877)
Albert Dangar’s Leasing Act Amendment Bill Committee No.1917 May 18771 Jun 187716days
8th (1875 - 1877)
Colonial Storekeeper’s Department Committee No.2217 Jul 187711 Oct 18772mths 25days
9th (1877 - 1880)
Sydney Tramway and Omnibus Company (Limited) Bill Committee No.323 Jan 187820 Mar 18781mth 26days
9th (1877 - 1880)
Standing Orders Committee No.530 Jan 187821 May 18783mths 22days
9th (1877 - 1880)
Library Committee No.430 Jan 187821 May 18783mths 22days
9th (1877 - 1880)
Refreshment Room No.630 Jan 187821 May 18783mths 22days
9th (1877 - 1880)
Lyndhurst Sale Bill Committee No.931 Jan 187813 Feb 187814days
9th (1877 - 1880)
Metropolitan Cattle Sale Yards Committee No.1312 Feb 187820 Mar 18781mth 9days
9th (1877 - 1880)
Mineral selection at Mitchell’s Creek Committee No.1212 Feb 18788 May 18782mths 27days
9th (1877 - 1880)
Josiah Pitty’s Conditional Purchase Committee No.1712 Mar 18785 Apr 187825days
9th (1877 - 1880)
Patrick Nugent’s Conditional Purchase Committee No.1819 Mar 18783 Apr 187816days
9th (1877 - 1880)
Ann Jane-Cox’s Conditional Purchase Committee No.1919 Mar 187821 May 18782mths 3days
9th (1877 - 1880)
Inverell Free Church of Eastern Australia Land Sale Bill Committee No.2020 Mar 187828 Mar 18789days
9th (1877 - 1880)
Land at corner of Pitt and Bridge Streets Committee No.2312 Apr 187817 May 18781mth 6days
9th (1877 - 1880)
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.110 Sep 187810 Sep 18781day
9th (1877 - 1880)
Refreshment Room No.411 Sep 187824 Jul 187910mths 14days
9th (1877 - 1880)
Library Committee No.211 Sep 187824 Jul 187910mths 14days
9th (1877 - 1880)
Standing Orders Committee No.311 Sep 187824 Jul 187910mths 14days
9th (1877 - 1880)
Land at corner of Pitt and Bridge Streets Committee No.613 Sep 187827 Sep 187815days
9th (1877 - 1880)
Josiah Pitty’s Conditional Purchase at Deniliquin Committee No.91 Oct 187824 Jul 18799mths 24days
9th (1877 - 1880)
City of Goulburn Gas and Coke Company’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.1631 Oct 187815 Nov 187816days
9th (1877 - 1880)
Address of Condolence with Her Majesty The Queen Committee No.2117 Dec 187817 Dec 18781day
9th (1877 - 1880)
Chairman
Cohen’s Enabling Bill Committee No.264 Apr 187929 Apr 187926days
9th (1877 - 1880)
Wagga Wagga Common Committee No.272 May 187924 Jul 18792mths 23days
9th (1877 - 1880)
Standing Orders Committee No.329 Oct 187913 Jul 18808mths 15days
9th (1877 - 1880)
Refreshment Room No.429 Oct 187913 Jul 18808mths 15days
9th (1877 - 1880)
Chairman
Library Committee No.229 Oct 187913 Jul 18808mths 15days
9th (1877 - 1880)
Discovery of the Barrington Gold Field Committee No.711 Nov 187912 May 18806mths 2days
9th (1877 - 1880)
St Leonards Roman Catholic School Land Sale Bill Committee No.813 Nov 187920 Nov 18798days
9th (1877 - 1880)
Chairman
Mineral Selection at Mitchell’s Creek Committee No.112 Dec 187916 Apr 18804mths 15days
9th (1877 - 1880)
Equity Branch of the Supreme Court Committee No.122 Dec 187922 Jun 18806mths 21days
9th (1877 - 1880)
Chairman
Sydney City and Suburban Tramway and Omnibus Company’s Bill Committee No.1416 Dec 187926 Feb 18802mths 11days
9th (1877 - 1880)
Bridge over the Parramatta River Committee No.1710 Feb 188013 Jul 18805mths 4days
9th (1877 - 1880)
Dismissal of Mr Daniels, Railway Trial Surveyor Committee No.2116 Apr 188013 Jul 18802mths 28days
10th (1880 - 1882)
Petition of Mrs Mary Jones Committee No.224 May 18808 Jul 18802mths 5days
10th (1880 - 1882)
Refreshment Room No.417 Dec 18806 Apr 18813mths 21days
10th (1880 - 1882)
Chairman
Standing Orders Committee No.317 Dec 18806 Apr 18813mths 21days
10th (1880 - 1882)
Kurrajong Land and Riley Street Surry Hills Land Sales Bill Committee No.613 Jan 18816 Apr 18812mths 25days
10th (1880 - 1882)
Wagga Wagga Gas Bill Committee No.1027 Jan 188111 Feb 188116days
10th (1880 - 1882)
Church of England Trust Property Incorporation Bill Committee No.1128 Jan 188122 Feb 188126days
10th (1880 - 1882)
Jeanneret’s Tramway Bill Committee No.1718 Mar 188129 Mar 188112days
10th (1880 - 1882)
Chairman
Bates’s Estate Bill Committee No.1923 Mar 188129 Mar 18817days
10th (1880 - 1882)
Transfer of Land at North Shore to John William Haynes Committee No.2024 Mar 18815 Apr 188113days
10th (1880 - 1882)
Chairman
Standing Orders Committee No.46 Jul 188129 Jul 188124days
10th (1880 - 1882)
Refreshment Room No.56 Jul 188120 Dec 18815mths 15days
10th (1880 - 1882)
Chairman
United Church of England and Ireland School at Paddington Sale Bill Committee No.1326 Aug 18811 Sep 18817days
10th (1880 - 1882)
Width of Streets and Lanes Bill Committee No.1426 Aug 188121 Oct 18811mth 26days
10th (1880 - 1882)
Armidale Roman Catholic Church School and Presbytery Land Sale Bill Committee No.1630 Aug 18818 Sep 188110days
10th (1880 - 1882)
Chairman
Presbyterian Church Property Management Bill Committee No.1530 Aug 188127 Sep 188129days
10th (1880 - 1882)
Institute of Surveyors Incorporation Bill Committee No.176 Sep 188111 Oct 18811mth 6days
10th (1880 - 1882)
Chairman
Borough of Newcastle Leasing and Improving Bill Committee No.2321 Oct 188128 Oct 18818days
10th (1880 - 1882)
Cudgegong Town Hall Bill Committee No.2528 Oct 188123 Nov 188127days
10th (1880 - 1882)
Burtoft’s Estate Bill Committee No.2730 Nov 188114 Dec 188115days
10th (1880 - 1882)
Chairman
Land in Macquarie street, Parramatta Committee No.2915 Dec 188120 Dec 18816days
10th (1880 - 1882)
Refreshment Room No.430 Aug 188221 Nov 18822mths 23days
10th (1880 - 1882)
Chairman
Standing Orders Committee No.330 Aug 188221 Nov 18822mths 23days
10th (1880 - 1882)
Land in Macquarie street, Parramatta Committee No.83 Oct 188221 Nov 18821mth 19days
11th (1882 - 1885)
Contagious Diseases Prevention Bill Committee No.1220 Oct 188221 Nov 18821mth 2days
10th (1880 - 1882)
Chairman
Rotton’s Estate Bill Committee No.1324 Oct 18822 Nov 188210days
10th (1880 - 1882)
Albury Gas Company’s Bill Committee No.1424 Oct 18823 Nov 188211days
10th (1880 - 1882)
Working of the Fisheries Act of 1881 Committee No.153 Nov 188221 Nov 188219days
10th (1880 - 1882)
Refreshment Room No.418 Jan 18832 May 18833mths 15days
11th (1882 - 1885)
Rotton’s Estate Bill Committee No.1014 Feb 188321 Feb 18838days
11th (1882 - 1885)
The Case of Captain Armstrong Committee No.1116 Feb 188325 Apr 18832mths 10days
11th (1882 - 1885)
Claim of Hugh Espie Stephenson Committee No.1220 Feb 188317 Apr 18831mth 29days
11th (1882 - 1885)
Refreshment Room Committee No.410 Oct 18831 Nov 18841yr 23days
11th (1882 - 1885)
Appraisements of Town Lots of Temora Committee No.1325 Oct 18832 Apr 18845mths 9days
11th (1882 - 1885)
Alienation of Crown Lands in parishes of Willoughby and Gordon Committee No.1615 Nov 18831 Nov 188411mths 18days
11th (1882 - 1885)
Ryan’s Conditional Purchases at Wagga Wagga Committee No.2128 Nov 18839 Apr 18844mths 13days
11th (1882 - 1885)
The Case of Mark Duffy Committee No.2228 Nov 188322 Jul 18847mths 25days
11th (1882 - 1885)
McIlveen and Clift’s Conditional Purchase Committee No.2618 Dec 188329 Oct 188410mths 12days
11th (1882 - 1885)
Armidale Gas Company’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.2924 Jan 188419 Feb 188427days
11th (1882 - 1885)
George Dougherty’s Conditional Purchase Committee No.3514 Feb 188422 May 18843mths 9days
11th (1882 - 1885)
Claim of Stephen Cole Committee No.3620 Feb 18841 Nov 18848mths 13days
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Claim of Roderick McKenzie Committee No.4026 Feb 18841 Nov 18848mths 7days
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The case of Mr J.H Handsaker Committee No.414 Mar 188417 Apr 18841mth 14days
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Address of Condolence with Her Majesty the Queen Committee No.431 Apr 18841 Apr 18841day
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Mr Frank Hobbs’s Conditional Purchase Committee No.4429 Apr 18841 Nov 18846mths 4days
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Conditional Purchase on Miller’s Creek Run Committee No.4921 May 18841 Nov 18845mths 12days
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Goulburn Hospital Site Sale Bill Committee No.5530 Jul 18849 Oct 18842mths 10days
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Evan McIntosh’s Conditional Purchase Committee No.5915 Aug 18841 Nov 18842mths 18days
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William Frederick Collier’s Conditional Purchase Committee No.5815 Aug 18841 Nov 18842mths 18days
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Refreshment Room Committee No.419 Nov 188427 Nov 18849days
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Refreshment Room Committee No.417 Mar 188527 Mar 188511days
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Refreshment Room Committee No.724 Sep 18852 Oct 18859days
12th (1885 - 1887)
Conditional Purchase of Evan McIntosh Committee No.2129 Sep 18852 Oct 18854days
12th (1885 - 1887)
Standing Orders Committee No.315 Mar 18876 Apr 188723days
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Refreshment Committee No.515 Mar 188713 Jul 18873mths 29days
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Illawarra Steam Navigation Act Amendment Bill Committee No.717 Mar 188723 Mar 18877days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Railway Free Passes – Special Trains Committee No.1029 Mar 188713 Jul 18873mths 15days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Claim of Cornelius Grady Committee No.1829 Apr 18875 Jul 18872mths 7days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Mittagong Coal Mining Company’s Railway Act Amendment Bill Committee No.2418 May 18878 Jun 188722days
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Willoughby and Gordon Tramway Bill Committee No.2519 May 18871 Jun 188714days
13th (1887 - 1889)
West Wallsend and Monk Wearmouth Act Amendment Bill Committee No.279 Jun 188716 Jun 18878days
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Chairman
Standing Orders Committee No.221 Sep 188729 May 1887
13th (1887 - 1889)
Claim of Mrs Butterley Committee No.521 Sep 188712 Nov 18871mth 23days
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Refreshment Committee No.421 Sep 188712 Jun 18888mths 23days
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Crown Lands Purchases Validation Bill Committee No.928 Sep 188723 May 18887mths 26days
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Christian Chapel Lands Sale Bill Committee No.3025 Nov 188714 Dec 188720days
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Parramatta, Church street, Amended Alignment Bill Committee No.481 Mar 188822 Mar 188822days
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West Maitland Cattle Sale-yards Bill Committee No.6012 Jun 188814 Jun 18883days
13th (1887 - 1889)




Qualifications, occupations and interests

Drover and farmer. Educated at Parramatta. Expert bushman; travelled much of New South Wales as a drover; he went to the Californian gold rush in 1848, returning briefly to New South Wales, then visiting New Zealand. Returning to New South Wales, he took up farming at Kissing Point, Sydney, where he had inherited 400 acres from his mother in 1850. In 1860s he was a Director of the Parramatta River Steam Co.; in 1870s a director of the Civil Service Banking and Commercial Provident Society, and trustee and Chairman of the Civil Service Building Society. New South Wales Comissioner to the Melbourne International Exhibition 1880. President of Sydney Club; Member Linnean Society of New South Wales. Freemason in Leinster Marine Lodge; Provincial Grand Master of the Irish Constitution 1876; first Grand Master, Grand Lodge of New South Wales in 1877. Estate valued at £55,810. He was the first native born Premier.


Personal

Son of Thomas Charles Farnell, brewer, and his wife Mary Ann Squire. Married Margaret O'Donnell, on 23 June 1853 at Sydney, and had issue, 5 sons and 6 daughters. One of his sons was Frank Farnell (1862 - 1928), also a Member of the Legislative Assembly. Church of England


Additional Information

Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 4 David Clune and Ken Turner (Editors), The Premiers of New South Wales: Volume 1 - 1856 - 1901, The Federation Press, Sydney, 2006 [Chapter 8: "Farnell, James Squire", by Frank Bongiorno, p. 139]