Mr Richard HARGRAVE (1817 - 1905)**

  • Date of Birth: 01/01/1817
  • Place of Birth: Greenwich, England
  • Date of Death: 19/01/1905
  • Place of Death: Armidale, New South Wales, Australia
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Parliamentary Service

PositionStartEndPeriodNotes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly17 Apr 185619 Dec 18571yr(s) 8mth(s) 3day(s)
Member for New England and Macleay17 Apr 185619 Dec 18571yr(s) 8mth(s) 3day(s)
1st (1856 - 1857)
Elections and Qualifications Committee19 Aug 185718 Dec 18573mths 30days
1st (1856 - 1857)
By Speaker's Warrant
Impounding Laws Committee No. 1015 Aug 185618 Mar 18577mths 4days
1st (1856 - 1857)
Australian Trust Company’s Bill Committee No.1319 Sep 185618 Mar 18575mths 28days
1st (1856 - 1857)
Petition of Mr David Cross Committee No.249 Dec 185618 Mar 18573mths 10days
1st (1856 - 1857)
Governor General's Opening Speech11 Aug 185711 Aug 18571day
1st (1856 - 1857)
Chairman
Elections and Qualifications Committee19 Aug 185718 Dec 18573mths 30days
1st (1856 - 1857)
By Speaker's Warrant
Reclaiming Land, Woolloomooloo Bay Committee25 Aug 185718 Dec 18573mths 24days
1st (1856 - 1857)
Secondary Punishment Committee No.827 Aug 185718 Dec 18573mths 22days
1st (1856 - 1857)
Scab and Catarrh in Sheep Committee No.923 Oct 185718 Dec 18571mth 26days
1st (1856 - 1857)
Australian Gas Company’s Light Bill Committee No.1613 Nov 185718 Dec 18571mth 6days
1st (1856 - 1857)

Qualifications, occupations and interests

Pastoralist. Arrived in Sydney from 1838 - 1839. Worked for Hoskins, Mayor of Sydney on Combelong Station, Monaro. Within 12 months became a partner with employer and formed Callendoon Station and Goondiwindi Stations on Macintyre River. Founded Beeboo and Whylm on Severn River. Retired to Hillgrove Station and lived there until retired to Armidale in 1887. Involved in much conflict with aborigines in pioneering days.


Personal

Son of Joshua Hargrave, and Sarah Lee. Married Mary Williams on 16 February 1847 at Sydney and had issue, 1 daughter and 6 sons. Church of England.


Additional Information

His Diary (12 December 1838 - 2 April 1839) is in the University of New England and Regional Archives - Accession A516