Mr James Edward HOAD (1858 - 1931)**

  • Date of Birth: 03/06/1858
  • Place of Birth: Tumut, New South Wales, Australia
  • Date of Death: 12/07/1931
  • Place of Death: Randwick, New South Wales, Australia

Parliamentary Service

Member of the NSW Legislative Council21 Dec 192512 Jul 19315yr(s) 6mth(s) 22day(s)
Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 21 December 1925

Political Party Activity

Australian Labor Party (ALP). Foundation member of Junee League in 1893, President.

Community Activity

Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1903

Qualifications, occupations and interests

Saddler. Stockman in Tumut district, learnt saddlery trade; established business in Junee in 1886; lost eye in 1896, retired from business and established a dairy farm; became an executive officer of the Riverina branch of the Australian Workers Union for many years. Member of first Junee Progress Association.

Local Government Activity

Alderman at Junee from 1894 until 1931, mayor in 1899, 1906 until 1909, 1920 until 1921.


Son of George Hoad, bricklayer, and Mary Ann Unstead. Married Harriett Bougher on 19 September 1883 and had issue, 1 daughter and 4 sons. His son, Kenneth Oswald Hoad, was a Member of the Legislative Assembly for Cootamundra 1925 - 1932. Buried in Junee cemetery with Church of England rites.

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