Mr John Thomas NESS (1871 - 1947)**
- Date of Birth: 20/08/1871
- Place of Birth: Young, New South Wales, Australia
- Date of Death: 24/01/1947
- Place of Death: Dulwich Hill, New South Wales, Australia
|Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly||25 Mar 1922||24 Feb 1938||15yr(s) 11mth(s)|
|Member for Western Suburbs||25 Mar 1922||18 Apr 1925||3yr(s) 25day(s)|
26th (1922 - 1925)
|Member for Western Suburbs||30 May 1925||7 Sep 1927||2yr(s) 3mth(s) 9day(s)|
27th (1925 - 1927)
|Member for Dulwich Hill||8 Oct 1927||18 Sep 1930||2yr(s) 11mth(s) 11day(s)|
28th (1927 - 1930)
|Member for Dulwich Hill||11 Jun 1932||12 Apr 1935||2yr(s) 10mth(s) 2day(s)|
30th (1932 - 1935)
|Member for Dulwich Hill||11 May 1935||24 Feb 1938||2yr(s) 9mth(s) 14day(s)|
31st (1935 - 1938)
Political Party Activity
Liberal and Reformist. President of Dulwich Hill branch; councillor of National Association 1925 - 26, 1929-30, 1931-1932.; United Australia Party.
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1908.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Produce and fuel merchant. Educated at Young Public School; wheat farming in Temora c.1894 until 1904, produce and fuel merchant, later John Ness, Son and Company., estate agents and auctioneers; president of Western Suburbs Retail Produce and Fuel Merchants Association; member of Half Holiday Association; founded Dulwich Hill Benevolent Society., president from 1909 until 1934 of Dulwich Hill School of the Arts. Marrickville Soldiers' Memorial and Protestant Children's Home, Dulwich Hill; Parents and Citizens' Association for twenty years; president of New South Wales Protestant federation from 1920 until 1925
Local Government Activity
Alderman at Marrickville from 1908 until 1922, Mayor from 1915 until 1917, 1918 until 1919
Son of Thomas Ness, shipbuilder and Scottish migrant, and Isabella Sellars. Married Bertha Mary Ann Matuschka on 1 January 1898 in New Zealand and had issue, 3 daughters and 1 son. Presbyterian. Funeral at Rookwood crematorium.