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Mr John Lucas

Mr John LUCAS (1818 - 1902)

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Date of Birth: 24/06/1818
Place of Birth: Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 01/03/1902
Place of Death: Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member for Canterbury 04 Feb 1860 10 Nov 1860 9 months 7 days
Member for Canterbury 15 Dec 1860 10 Nov 1864 3 years 10 months 27 days
Member for Canterbury 07 Dec 1864 14 Feb 1865 2 months 8 days
Member for Hartley 08 Dec 1864 15 Nov 1869 4 years 11 months 8 days
Member for Canterbury 06 Jan 1861 03 Feb 1872 11 years 29 days
Member for Canterbury 06 Jan 1861 03 Feb 1872 11 years 29 days
Member for Canterbury 20 Feb 1872 28 Nov 1874 2 years 9 months 9 days
Member for Canterbury 28 Dec 1874 09 Feb 1875 1 month 13 days
Member for Canterbury 17 Feb 1875 12 Oct 1877 2 years 7 months 26 days
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 04 Feb 1860 09 Nov 1880 20 years 9 months 6 days
Member for Canterbury 29 Oct 1877 09 Nov 1880 3 years 12 days
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 10 Dec 1880 01 Mar 1902 21 years 2 months 20 days
Secretary for Mines 09 Feb 1875 21 Mar 1877 2 years 1 month 13 days
Railway Extension Committee No.15 28 Oct 1869 11 Nov 1869 15 days
Town Hall Committee No.16 10 Nov 1869 13 Nov 1869 4 days
Camperdown Cemetery Trust Bill Committee No.17 21 Feb 1871 02 Mar 1871 10 days
Parramatta Gas Company’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.8 07 Dec 1871 14 Dec 1871 8 days
Bathurst Gas Bill Committee No.7 14 Jun 1872 21 Jun 1872 8 days
The Australian Mutual Fire Insurance Society’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.10 25 Jun 1872 27 Jun 1872 3 days
Administration of the Land Law Committee No.14 05 Jul 1872 06 Aug 1872 1 month 2 days
Petition of John Dargin Committee No.14 26 Nov 1872 31 Jan 1873 2 months 6 days
Underwood’s Estate Bill Committee No.21 04 Feb 1873 25 Mar 1873 1 month 22 days
Goulburn Volunteer Corps Committee No.22 07 Feb 1873 22 Apr 1873 2 months 16 days
Administration of the Land Law Committee No.16 17 Dec 1872 24 Apr 1873 4 months 8 days
Petition of George Bell Committee No.19 20 Dec 1872 25 Apr 1873 4 months 6 days
Payment of Duty on Tobacco Committee No.15 04 Nov 1873 12 Dec 1873 1 month 9 days
Working of Municipalities Committee No.7 19 Sep 1873 22 Apr 1874 7 months 4 days
Mineral Lease at Togo Committee No.10 07 Oct 1873 01 May 1874 6 months 25 days
The Sydney Museum Committee No.27 24 Feb 1874 18 May 1874 2 months 25 days
Administration of the Land Law Committee No.5 12 Sep 1873 24 Jun 1874 9 months 13 days
Sydney United Omnibus Company’s Tramways Bill Committee No.17 19 Nov 1873 25 Jun 1874 7 months 7 days
Administration of the Land Law Committee No.9 17 Nov 1874 26 Nov 1874 10 days
Mineral Selection at Milburn Creek Committee No.15 25 May 1875 04 Aug 1875 2 months 11 days
The Case of Amelia Gould Committee No.10 14 Dec 1875 29 Feb 1876 2 months 16 days
Macquarie Coal Company’s Railway Bill Committee No.12 30 Jan 1877 13 Feb 1877 15 days
Disputed Mining Lease, Hawkins Hill Committee No.20 19 Jun 1877 11 Oct 1877 3 months 23 days
Mineral selection at Mitchell’s Creek Committee No.12 12 Feb 1878 08 May 1878 2 months 27 days
Real Property Act Committee No.14 12 Feb 1878 21 May 1878 3 months 10 days Chairman
Wagga Wagga Common Committee No.27 02 May 1879 24 Jul 1879 2 months 23 days Chairman
Sydney City and Suburban Tramway and Omnibus Company’s Bill Committee No.14 16 Dec 1879 26 Feb 1880 2 months 11 days
Mineral Selection at Mitchell’s Creek Committee No.11 02 Dec 1879 16 Apr 1880 4 months 15 days
Discovery of the Barrington Gold Field Committee No.7 11 Nov 1879 12 May 1880 6 months 2 days
Randwick Asylum for Destitute Children Committee No.9 19 Nov 1879 08 Jul 1880 7 months 20 days
Bridge over the Parramatta River Committee No.17 10 Feb 1880 13 Jul 1880 5 months 4 days
Railway through the City of Sydney Committee No.5 30 Oct 1879 13 Jul 1880 8 months 14 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1858. Commissioner of Paris Universal Exhibition in 1878. Melbourne International Exhibition in 1880.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Carpenter, publican, builder and contractor. Educated in a Church of England school at Liverpool and Captain Beveridges boarding school at Sydney. Apprenticed at 16 as a carpenter. Became a publican at Camperdown c.1848; At a later time became the trustee of Permanent Mutual Benefit Building and Investment Society; Director of Botany Railway Company and of Bowenfels Coal Mining and Copper Smelting Company. Trustee of National Park. Prolific contributor to press and author of many pamphlets.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Son of John Lucas, miller, builder and publican and Mary Rowley. Married Anne Sammons on 4 January 1841 at Singleton and had issue, 1 daughter and 4 sons. Church of England.
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