Mr William BOWMAN (1800 - 1874)**

  • Date of Birth: 11/12/1800
  • Place of Birth: Richmond, New South Wales, Australia
  • Date of Death: 11/12/1874
  • Place of Death: Richmond, New South Wales, Australia
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Parliamentary Service

PositionStartEndPeriodNotes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council1 Jun 184320 Jun 18485yr(s) 20day(s)
An Elective Member of the first Legislative Council 1843 - 1856 for the Cumberland Boroughs (Towns of Richmond, Windsor, Campbelltown and Liverpool)
Member of the NSW Legislative Council1 Aug 184820 Jun 18512yr(s) 10mth(s) 20day(s)
An Elective Member of the first Legislative Council 1843 - 1856 for the Cumberland Boroughs (Towns of Richmond, Windsor, Campbelltown and Liverpool)
Member of the NSW Legislative Council1 Apr 185329 Feb 18562yr(s) 10mth(s) 29day(s)
An Elective Member of the first Legislative Council 1843 - 1856 for the Cumberland Boroughs (Towns of Richmond, Windsor, Campbelltown and Liverpool)
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly8 Apr 185619 Dec 18571yr(s) 8mth(s) 12day(s)
Member for Cumberland Boroughs8 Apr 185619 Dec 18571yr(s) 8mth(s) 12day(s)
1st (1856 - 1857)

Qualifications, occupations and interests

Pastoralist. Left school to work on the family farm at Richmond and managed the farm himself from 1825 to 1832. Received a grant of 2000 acres on the Talbragar River in 1825 and leased an additional 4000 acres. Purchased 5200 acres at Dunn's Plains, Bathurst around 1832 and gradually enlarged the property. Introduced farm labourers from England and vignerons from Germany to work on his properties. Experimented with the export of salt beef for Calcutta in Bengal, India.


Personal

Second son of John Bowman, pioneer settler from East Lothian in Scotland, and his wife Honor Honey, from Cornwall. Educated at Windsor Public School from 1811- 1813. Married Elizabeth Arthur in North Shields, England, in 1837 and had issue 1 son. Church of England.


Additional Information

Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 1, under Bowman, John; Personal papers in the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: William Bowman - papers, 1827 - 1874 (DLMSQ 555)