Sir Julian Emanuel SALOMONS (1836 - 1909)**

  • Date of Birth: 04/11/1836
  • Place of Birth: Edgbaston, Birmingham, England
  • Date of Death: 06/04/1909
  • Place of Death: Woollahra, New South Wales, Australia

Parliamentary Service

Member of the NSW Legislative Council11 Aug 187014 Feb 18716mths 4days
Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 5 August 1870
Member of the NSW Legislative Council7 Mar 188720 Feb 189911yrs 11mths 14days
Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 7 March 1887
Solicitor General18 Dec 186915 Dec 187011mth(s) 28day(s)
Vice President of the Executive Council7 Mar 188716 Jan 18891yr(s) 10mth(s) 10day(s)
Vice President of the Executive Council23 Oct 189126 Jan 18931yr(s) 3mth(s) 4day(s)
Representative of Government11 Aug 187015 Dec 18704mth(s) 5day(s)

Qualifications, occupations and interests

Lawyer (barrister). Educated privately. Arrived in Sydney on 4 September 1853; worked as a stockbrokers clerk and in a bookshop. By 1857 had passed preliminary examination of Barristers Admission Board. Returned to England with the financial assistance of the Jewish community. Entered Grays Inn in October 1858 and was called to the Bar in January 1861. Returned to New South Wales and was called to the New South Wales Bar in July 1861. Became a successful barrister; Gazetted as Chief Justice from 12 November 1886 until 27 November 1886. Resigned before being sworn in. Elected as New South Wales Agent General in London from 1899 until 1900. Retired from practice in 1907; had investments in sugar industry. Became a skilled debater. Trustee of National Art Gallery of New South Wales. Member of Barristers Admission Board from 1872 until 1873. Prominent in Jewish affairs. Visited Europe frequently for health. Changed name to Salomons c.1858. Founder of Sydney's Jewish community.

Honours Received

Knighted in 1891. Queens Counsel in 1881


Only son of Emanuel Salomons, merchant, and his wife Levien. Married Louisa Salomons on 17 December 1862 in England and had issue, 2 daughters. Jewish.

Additional Information

Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 6