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Mr Jabez WRIGHT (1852 - 1922)

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Date of Birth: 25/04/1852
Place of Birth: Greenwich, England
Date of Death: 10/09/1922
Place of Death: Bondi, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 06 Dec 1913 10 Sep 1922 8 years 9 months 5 days
Member for Willyama 06 Dec 1913 21 Feb 1917 3 years 2 months 16 days
Member for Willyama 24 Mar 1917 18 Feb 1920 2 years 10 months 26 days
Member for Sturt 30 Aug 1921 17 Feb 1922 5 months 19 days
Member for Sturt 25 Mar 1922 10 Sep 1922 5 months 17 days
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP), president of the Barrier Labor Federation.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Carpenter and undertaker. Worked in North and South America before arriving in Australia; lived at Peterburg in South Australia; moved to Broken Hill c.1888, worked as a carpenter then as an undertaker trading as O'Connor and Company; member of Australian Workers' Union; active in Amalgamated Miners' Association, life member; assisted to found the 'Daily Truth'.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman at Broken Hill 1896-1902, Mayor 1900-1901
Son of Jabez Gladstone Wright. Married Honora Kearney on 15 January 1878 in South Australia, and had issue, 1 daughter and 3 sons. Funeral at Waverley Cemetery with Church of England rites.
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