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Former Member Details

Mr Edwin RICHARDS (1856 - 1927)

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Date of Birth: 09/03/1856
Place of Birth: Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 22/01/1927
Place of Death: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 27 Jul 1898 19 Aug 1907 9 years 24 days
Member for Mudgee 27 Jul 1898 11 Jun 1901 2 years 10 months 16 days
Member for Mudgee 03 Jul 1901 16 Jul 1904 3 years 14 days
Member for Mudgee 06 Aug 1904 19 Aug 1907 3 years 14 days
Borough of Lithgow Validating Bill Committee No.21 01 Dec 1898 08 Dec 1898 8 days
Claim of Mr Theophilus Stephens- Crown Law Department Committee No. 20 21 Nov 1899 30 Nov 1899 10 days
Names for Electorates, Federal Parliament Committee No.17 16 Aug 1900 30 Aug 1900 15 days
Case of William Reid Committee No.18 28 Aug 1900 20 Nov 1900 2 months 24 days
Commonwealth Portland Cement Company Railway Bill Committee No.14 26 Aug 1902 24 Sep 1902 30 days
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 16 Jun 1903 16 Jun 1903 1 day
Use of Preservative and Colouring Matters in Food Committee No.11 20 Aug 1903 25 Nov 1903 3 months 6 days
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 24 Aug 1904 24 Aug 1904 1 day
Grain Bags Regulation Bill Committee No.11 25 Sep 1906 15 Nov 1906 1 month 22 days
Political Party Activity
Protectionist and Progressive.
Community Activity
Justice of the Peace (JP).
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Journalist. Partner with George H.Cohen in the newspaper 'Mudgee Independent' at Mudgee, which was sold in 1889. Purchased the 'Sporting Life and Licensed Victuallers Gazette', which was seized by the printers Cook and Co. in 1889. Bankrupt in 1890. Returned to Mudgee as a partner in a printing business. On leaving the Legislative Assembly purchased the 'Western Express' at Rylstone, selling out in 1922.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Son of Evan Richards and Caroline Smith. Married Mary Ann Langbridge and they had 5 daughters and 4 sons; 3 children died in infancy. Methodist. Funeral at Methodist cemetery at Mudgee.
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