Mr Dowell Phillip O'REILLY (1865 - 1923)**

  • Date of Birth: 01/01/1865
  • Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Date of Death: 05/11/1923
  • Place of Death: Leura, New South Wales, Australia

Parliamentary Service

PositionStartEndPeriodNotes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly17 Jul 18948 Jul 18983yr(s) 11mth(s) 22day(s)
Member for Parramatta17 Jul 18945 Jul 189511mth(s) 19day(s)
16th (1894 - 1895)
Member for Parramatta24 Jul 18958 Jul 18982yr(s) 11mth(s) 15day(s)
17th (1895 - 1898)
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.112 May 189612 May 18961day
17th (1895 - 1898)
Old Age Pension Committee No.916 Jun 189616 Sep 18963mths 1day
17th (1895 - 1898)
Pitt Town Settlement Committee No.306 Oct 189612 Nov 18961mth 7days
17th (1895 - 1898)

Qualifications, occupations and interests

Schoolmaster. Educated at Sydney Grammar. Assisted mother in keeping preparatory school for boys at Parramatta. Master at Sydney Grammar from 1898 from 1909. Officer in Commonwealth Taxation Office from 1910. Poet and short story writer of distinction.


Personal

Son of Canon O'Reilly. Married (1) Eleanor McCulloch in 1895. Married (2) Marie Miles in 1917.


Additional Information

Personal papers in the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: 1. Dowell Phillip O'Reilly - papers, 1884 - 1923 (MLMSS 231) 2. Dowell O'Reilly - papers, 1891 - 1920 (MLMSS 3505); photographs in the PICMAN Database.