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Mr John Norton OXLEY (1824 - 1891)

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Date of Birth: 23/03/1824
Place of Birth: Kirkham, near Camden, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 24/03/1891
Place of Death: Auburn, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 31 Mar 1856 19 Dec 1857 1 year 8 months 19 days
Member for Western Division of Camden 31 Mar 1856 19 Dec 1857 1 year 8 months 19 days
Appointed by Speaker's Warrant 28 May 1856 18 Mar 1857 9 months 19 days
City Commissioners’ Department Committee No.7 12 Aug 1856 18 Mar 1857 7 months 7 days
Sole Commissioner of Railways Incorporation Bill Committee No.22 19 Nov 1856 18 Mar 1857 4 months
Governor General’s Opening Speech 11 Aug 1857 11 Aug 1857 1 day
Elections and Qualifications Committee 19 Aug 1857 18 Dec 1857 4 months By Speaker's Warrant
Late Shipwrecks, Port Jackson Committee No.11 30 Oct 1857 18 Dec 1857 1 month 19 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1851.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Landed proprieter and farmer. Educated principally at The Kings School in Parramatta and under Reverend Mr Forrest at Campbelltown. Travelled in England and on the Continent. from 1842 until 1845. Lived at Kirkham Estate in Camden. Grew lucerne and changed to cereal crops. By 1865 was engaged in mixed farming. With brother received a land grant of 5,000 acres.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Son of John Joseph William Henry Molesworth Oxley , surveyor general, landed proprieter and entrpreneur, and Emma Norton. Married (1) Ann Lydia Platt on 26 May 1851 at Morpeth and had issue, 1 child. Married (2) Harriet Jane Hassall on 15 February 1854 at Narellan and had issue, 5 daughters and 3 sons. Church of England.
Additional Information
Personal papers in the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: John Oxley - papers, 1810 - 1871 (A5322); photographs in the PICMAN Database.