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Mr Walter BRADLEY (1836 - 1893)

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Date of Birth: 01/11/1836
Place of Birth: Hacknew, nr London, England
Date of Death: 27/06/1893
Place of Death: Randwick, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 14 Apr 1891 06 Jun 1891 1 month 24 days
Member for East Sydney 14 Apr 1891 06 Jun 1891 1 month 24 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Founder of the Zoological Society of New South Wales and of the Zoological Gardens at Moore Park.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Auctioneer. Arrived in Sydney in 1854 with little money. He gained employment as an auctioneer in Sydney, firstly with Cohen and Harbottle and then with Robert Muriel, at Wynyard Square. Around 1859 established Bradley, Norton and Lamb, auctioneers, from which he retired in 1887.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman for Randwick and its Mayor three times.
Son of George Robert, an assayer at the Royal Mint, and Eliza, nee Cave. Arrived in Sydney at the age of eighteen. Married Emily Hobbs on 31 March 1859 in Redfern, Sydney and had issue 3 sons and 12 daughters. Church of England.
Additional Information
Town and Country Journal, 25 April 1891, p28; Members of the Legislative Assembly of New South Wales 1856 - 1901; The Biographical Register and other material in the offices of the Australian Dictionary of Biography.