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Former Member Details

Lieutenant-Colonel John Brady NASH, M.D.,V.D (1857 - 1925)

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Date of Birth: 19/05/1857
Place of Birth: At sea
Date of Death: 04/06/1925
Place of Death: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 12 Jun 1900 04 Jun 1925 24 years 11 months 24 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 6 June 1900
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace 1883. Volunteer Officers' Decoration. Director of Sydney Hospital c.1904 until 1911 and of Royal Prince Alfred Hospital from 1917 until 1925. Member of Board of Health from 1918 until 1919.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Medical Practitioner. Arrived in Melbourne with parents in 1857. At a later time established a medical practice at Wallsend. Educated by father at St Patricks College, Melbourne, and at Edinburgh University. (MB, Chm 1882, MD 1888); postgraduate study in London, Dublin, Paris, Member of the Royal College of Surgeons; Medical Director. Established a practice at Lambton in New South Wales. Honorary surgeon at Newcastle Hospital, later Wallsend Hospital.
Military Service
Joined Lambton Company. 4th Regiment Volunteer Infantry; Captain in 1886, Major in 1896; served in the Australian Infantry Forces 1914 until 1916, Australian Army Medical Corps, Egypt and the Peninsula, rising to Honorary Lieutentant Colonel. On return resumed practice as a renal and vesicle surgeon.
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of Andrew Nash, surgeon, and Margaret Brady. Married Agnes McCormick on 5 April 1888 and had issue, 6 daughters. Roman Catholic.
Additional Information
Personal papers in the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: 1. John Brady Nash - papers, (MLMSS 245) 2. John Brady Nash - papers, 1915 (MLMSS 2932).