Mr Frank FARNELL (1862 - 1929)**

  • Date of Birth: 10/09/1862
  • Place of Birth: Ryde, New South Wales, Australia
  • Date of Death: 16/07/1929
  • Place of Death: North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Parliamentary Service

PositionStartEndPeriodNotes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly12 Feb 188731 Dec 190316yr(s) 10mth(s) 20day(s)
Member for Central Cumberland12 Feb 188719 Jan 18891yr(s) 11mth(s) 8day(s)
13th (1887 - 1889)
Member for Central Cumberland9 Feb 188919 Sep 18897mth(s) 11day(s)
14th (1889 - 1891)
Member for Central Cumberland28 Sep 18896 Jun 18911yr(s) 8mth(s) 10day(s)
14th (1889 - 1891)
Member for Central Cumberland17 Jun 189125 Jun 18943yr(s) 9day(s)
15th (1891 - 1894)
Member for Ryde17 Jul 18945 Jul 189511mth(s) 19day(s)
16th (1894 - 1895)
Member for Ryde24 Jul 18958 Jul 18982yr(s) 11mth(s) 15day(s)
17th (1895 - 1898)
Member for Ryde3 Jul 190131 Dec 19032yr(s) 5mth(s) 29day(s)
19th (1901 - 1904)
Crookwell Roman Catholic Church Land Sale Bill Committee No.1729 Apr 18873 May 18875days
13th (1887 - 1889)
City of Goulburn Gas and Coke Company’s Amendment Bill Committee No.1910 May 188718 May 18879days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Pharmaceutical Society of New South Wales Incorporation Bill Committee No.828 Sep 188718 Oct 188721days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Evan McIntosh’s Conditional Purchase at Currabubula Committee No.1129 Sep 188724 Jul 18889mths 26days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Claim of Joseph Richardson against the Roads Department Committee No.1229 Sep 188724 Jul 18889mths 26days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Trustees of Presbyterian Cemetery at Maclean Committee No.2113 Oct 188726 Oct 188714days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Yass Roman Catholic Church Land Sale Bill Committee No.1913 Oct 188726 Oct 188714days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Parry’s Conditional Purchase on Currugundi and Warren South Runs Committee No.248 Nov 188731 May 18886mths 24days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Resumption of Edward Irby’s Land at Bluff River Committee No.2715 Nov 188724 Jul 18888mths 10days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Robert Munford’s Conditional Purchases, parish of Metz Committee No.3920 Dec 18875 Jul 18886mths 16days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Saint Saviour’s Glebe Land Leasing Bill Committee No.4022 Dec 18871 Mar 18882mths 9days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Oakey Park Coal mining Company’s Railway Bill Committee No.4210 Feb 188827 Mar 18881mth 18days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Whaling Road, North Shore Committee No.4410 Feb 188824 Jul 18885mths 15days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Parramatta Municipal Quarries Bill Committee No.471 Mar 188822 Mar 188822days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Kiama Tramway Act Amendment Bill Committee No.491 Mar 188810 Apr 18881mth 10days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Deduction from Wages of Employees for Medical Attendance Committee No.5027 Mar 188824 Jul 18883mths 28days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Liverpool Church of England Grammar School Land Sale Bill Committee No.5419 Apr 188825 Apr 18887days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Sydney and Suburban Hydraulic Power Company’s Bill Committee No.572 May 18886 Jun 18881mth 5days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Goulburn and Tuena Tramway Bill Committee No.587 Jun 188819 Jun 188813days
13th (1887 - 1889)
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.123 Oct 188823 Oct 18881day
13th (1887 - 1889)
Refreshment Committee No.424 Oct 188827 Jan 18893mths 4days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Young Wallsend Coal Company’s Railway Bill Committee No.61 Nov 18888 Nov 18888days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Conditional Purchase of Evan McIntosh, Currabubula Committee No.1029 Nov 188816 Jan 18891mth 19days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Windsor Gas-light Company (Limited) Act Amendment Bill Committee No.126 Dec 18887 Dec 18882days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Refreshment Committee No.63 Apr 188910 Oct 18896mths 8days
14th (1889 - 1891)
Toronto Tramway Bill Committee No.74 Apr 188911 Apr 18898days
14th (1889 - 1891)
Silkstone Coal-mine Railway Bill Committee No.1017 Apr 188930 Apr 188914days
14th (1889 - 1891)
Working of the Fisheries Act Committee No.1321 May 18895 Jun 188916days
14th (1889 - 1891)
Windsor Gaslight Company (Limited) Act Amendment Bill Committee No.154 Jun 188914 Jun 188911days
14th (1889 - 1891)
Warwick Farm Railway Bill Committee No.1711 Jun 188925 Jun 188915days
14th (1889 - 1891)
Chairman
Municipalities of Ryde and Hunter’s Hill Bill Committee No.1828 Jun 18893 Jul 18896days
14th (1889 - 1891)
Mrs Cunynghame, Late superintendent of Macquarie Street Asylum for Infirm and Destitute, Parramatta Committee No.235 Jul 188927 Sep 18892mths 23days
14th (1889 - 1891)
Selections by John Harrison, of Lismore Committee No.2519 Jul 188923 Jul 18895days
14th (1889 - 1891)
Conditional Purchase of Zachary Benn, Richmond River District Committee No.2619 Jul 188930 Jul 188912days
14th (1889 - 1891)
Refreshment Committee No.527 Nov 188921 Dec 188925days
14th (1889 - 1891)
Mrs Cunynghame, late Superintendent of Macquarie Street Asylum for Infirm and Destitute, Parramatta Committee No.830 Apr 189023 Sep 18904mths 25days
14th (1889 - 1891)
Refreshment Committee No.530 Apr 189020 Dec 18907mths 21days
14th (1889 - 1891)
Toronto Tramway Act Amendment Bill Committee No.111 May 18906 May 18906days
14th (1889 - 1891)
Conditional Purchases of J.Smith, JMD Sullivan, and A.Campbell, Land District of Lismore Committee No.2826 Aug 189020 Dec 18903mths 25days
14th (1889 - 1891)
Australian Banking Company of Sydney Bill Committee No.3524 Sep 18908 Oct 189015days
14th (1889 - 1891)
Adelaide Jubilee International Exhibition Committee No.367 Oct 189012 Dec 18902mths 6days
14th (1889 - 1891)
Blayney Municipal Council Enabling Bill Committee No.3716 Oct 189022 Dec 18902mths 7days
14th (1889 - 1891)
Conveyance of Mails to and from General Post Office, Sydney Committee No.4318 Nov 189019 Dec 18901mth 2days
14th (1889 - 1891)
Forfeited Selection of J.J Ray Committee No.442 Dec 189020 Dec 189019days
14th (1889 - 1891)
Conditional Purchase made by Maurice Bush, District Urana Committee No.4616 Dec 189020 Dec 18905days
14th (1889 - 1891)
Refreshment Committee No.426 May 18912 Jun 18918days
15th (1891 - 1894)
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.115 Jul 189115 Jul 18911day
15th (1891 - 1894)
Refreshment Committee No.428 Jul 18911 Apr 18928mths 5days
15th (1891 - 1894)
Sydney Electric Lighting Bill Committee No.74 Aug 189126 Aug 189123days
15th (1891 - 1894)
Casino School of Arts Enabling Bill Committee No.95 Aug 189117 Sep 18911mth 13days
15th (1891 - 1894)
Mort’s Dock and Engineering Company (Limited) Enabling Bill Committee No.1111 Aug 189125 Aug 189115days
15th (1891 - 1894)
Mrs Cunynhame, late Superintendent of Macquarie-street Asylum for Infirm and Destitute, Parramatta Committee No.1425 Aug 189117 Sep 189124days
15th (1891 - 1894)
Yongaleatha Marble, Flag and Flux Company Bill Committee No.171 Sep 18913 Sep 18913days
15th (1891 - 1894)
Simpson’s Railway Bill Committee No.198 Sep 189124 Nov 18912mths 17days
15th (1891 - 1894)
Conditional Purchases of Neil Gallagher, Orange Committee No.2015 Sep 189125 Nov 18912mths 11days
15th (1891 - 1894)
Watkins Wallis Trust Estate Bill Committee No.2615 Dec 189122 Dec 18918days
15th (1891 - 1894)
Conditional Purchase by James Young, at Gosford Committee No.3021 Dec 18914 Feb 18921mth 15days
15th (1891 - 1894)
Case of Patrick Brown Committee No.3121 Dec 189111 Feb 18921mth 22days
15th (1891 - 1894)
Refreshment Committee No.75 Oct 189218 Oct 189214days
15th (1891 - 1894)
Scottish Australian Mining Company (Limited) Railway Bill Committee No.811 Oct 189223 Nov 18921mth 13days
15th (1891 - 1894)
Menindie and Broken Hill Tramway Bill Committee.1018 Oct 189210 Nov 189224days
15th (1891 - 1894)
Vice Suppression Bill Committee No.1125 Oct 189218 Nov 189225days
15th (1891 - 1894)
Raymond Terrace Mechanics School of Arts Sale Bill Committee No.1416 Nov 189229 Nov 189214days
15th (1891 - 1894)
Simpson’s Railway Bill Committee No.1216 Nov 189221 Dec 18921mth 6days
15th (1891 - 1894)
Picturesque Atlas Company Committee No.1824 Jan 189316 May 18933mths 23days
15th (1891 - 1894)
Chairman
Case of John Deniff Committee No.277 Jun 189313 Jun 18937days
15th (1891 - 1894)
Refreshment Committee No.527 Sep 18938 Dec 18932mths 12days
15th (1891 - 1894)
Corowa School of Arts Enabling Bill Committee No.924 Oct 18938 Dec 18931mth 15days
15th (1891 - 1894)
Silkstone Coal-mine Railway Act Amending Bill Committee No.1015 Nov 189321 Nov 18937days
15th (1891 - 1894)
Refreshment Committee No.523 Jan 189411 Jun 18944mths 20days
16th (1894 - 1895)
Bankruptcy Act Amendment Bill Committee No.725 Jan 18945 Jun 18944mths 12days
16th (1894 - 1895)
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.128 Aug 189428 Aug 18941day
16th (1894 - 1895)
Refreshment Committee No. 429 Aug 18945 Jul 189510mths 7days
16th (1894 - 1895)
Selection made by James Connolly, at Tamworth. Committee No 64 Sep 18945 Jul 189510mths 2days
16th (1894 - 1895)
Cootamundra Racecourse Bill. Committee No. 730 Oct 18945 Jul 18958mths 6days
16th (1894 - 1895)
Nepean Cottage Hospital Bill. Committee No. 813 Nov 18945 Jul 18957mths 23days
16th (1894 - 1895)
Presbyterian Church Property Management Amendment Bill. Committee No. 1022 Nov 18945 Jul 18957mths 14days
16th (1894 - 1895)
Shoaling at the mouth of North Creek, near Ballina. Committee No. 1127 Nov 18945 Jul 18957mths 9days
16th (1894 - 1895)
Hunter District Water Supply and Sewerage Works. Committee No. 1411 Dec 18945 Jul 18956mths 25days
16th (1894 - 1895)
Refreshment. Committee No. 420 Aug 18958 Jul 18982yrs 10mths 19days
17th (1895 - 1898)
Holt’s Wingello Estate Bill. Committee No. 612 Sep 18958 Jul 18982yrs 9mths 27days
17th (1895 - 1898)
Case of Mr A.J.C Single Committee No.919 Sep 189510 Oct 189522days
17th (1895 - 1898)
Capertee Tramway Bill Committee No.1026 Sep 189517 Oct 189522days
17th (1895 - 1898)
Chairman
Illawarra Harbour and Land Corporation Act Amendment Bill Committee No.129 Oct 189522 Oct 189514days
17th (1895 - 1898)
Wellington Show Ground Hill Committee No.1512 Nov 18953 Dec 189522days
17th (1895 - 1898)
Refreshment Committee No.414 May 189616 Nov 18966mths 3days
17th (1895 - 1898)
City Mutual Life Assurance Company’s (Limited) Enabling Bill Committee No.726 May 189616 Jun 189622days
17th (1895 - 1898)
Chairman
Selection made by James Connelly, at Tamworth Committee No.3520 Oct 189611 Nov 189623days
17th (1895 - 1898)
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.224 Jul 190110 Oct 19012mths 17days
19th (1901 - 1904)
Refreshment Committee No.68 Aug 190120 Dec 19014mths 13days
19th (1901 - 1904)
Chairman
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.229 May 190229 May 19021day
19th (1901 - 1904)
Refreshment Committee No.517 Jun 190220 Dec 19026mths 4days
19th (1901 - 1904)
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.217 Jun 19031 Dec 19035mths 15days
19th (1901 - 1904)
Refreshment Committee No.61 Jul 19031 Dec 19035mths 1day
19th (1901 - 1904)

Political Party Activity

Appointed as Whip in Parkes in 1890 Ministry and 1894 Reid Ministry; opposed to preselection; stood as an Independent, Liberal in 1913, 1916, Progressive in 1920, declined appointment to the Legislative Council in 1917. Father was a Member of the Legislative Assembly from 1860 until 1888, Premier from 1877 until 1878; cousin of John Lucas (q.v).


Community Activity

Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1887. Member of 32 Committees of Inquiry from 1887 until 1897. Commissioner of International Exhibitions in Melbourne 1888, Chicago 1891, Commissioner of Fisheries 1895 - 1904. Chairman of Fisheries Board 1903 - 1910. Honorary visiting Magistrate Lord Howe Island c.1900 - 1913. On Intelligence and Tourist Board 1904 - 1910. Trustee of National Park from 1888, Chairman from 1907 - 1929. President of the Sailors and Soldiers' Fathers Association. Captain of St George Rifles 1896. Member of the Proportional Representational Association. Member of the United Grand Lodge of New South Wales.


Qualifications, occupations and interests

Public servant. Educated at Newington College. At 16 became a clerk for William Wolfen & Co, commercial merchants. Joined railway department as a clerk in 1880. Entered business with tea, wine and spirits firm and became a bankrupt in 1889 (discharged 1891) and 1899 (discharged). Recreational interests included swimming and cricketing.


Personal

Son of James Squire, landowner, and Margaret O'Donnell. Married Amy Cox on 12 August 1889 in Sydney and had issue, 2 sons. Church of England. Burial at Rookwood crematorium.


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