Mr Jabez WRIGHT (1852 - 1922)**
- Date of Birth: 25/04/1852
- Place of Birth: Greenwich, England
- Date of Death: 10/09/1922
- Place of Death: Bondi, New South Wales, Australia
|Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly||6 Dec 1913||10 Sep 1922||8yr(s) 9mth(s) 5day(s)|
|Member for Willyama||6 Dec 1913||21 Feb 1917||3yr(s) 2mth(s) 16day(s)|
23rd (1913 - 1917)
|Member for Willyama||24 Mar 1917||18 Feb 1920||2yr(s) 10mth(s) 26day(s)|
24th (1917 - 1920)
|Member for Sturt||30 Aug 1921||17 Feb 1922||5mth(s) 19day(s)|
25th (1920 - 1922)
|Member for Sturt||25 Mar 1922||10 Sep 1922||5mth(s) 17day(s)|
26th (1922 - 1925)
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP), president of the Barrier Labor Federation.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Carpenter and undertaker. Worked in North and South America before arriving in Australia; lived at Peterburg in South Australia; moved to Broken Hill c.1888, worked as a carpenter then as an undertaker trading as O'Connor and Company; member of Australian Workers' Union; active in Amalgamated Miners' Association, life member; assisted to found the 'Daily Truth'.
Local Government Activity
Alderman at Broken Hill 1896-1902, Mayor 1900-1901
Son of Jabez Gladstone Wright. Married Honora Kearney on 15 January 1878 in South Australia, and had issue, 1 daughter and 3 sons. Funeral at Waverley Cemetery with Church of England rites.