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Former Member Details

Mr George Frederick EARP, C.B.E (1858 - 1933)

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Date of Birth: 24/01/1858
Place of Birth: Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
Date of Death: 12/03/1933
Place of Death: Edgecliff, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 12 Jun 1900 12 Mar 1933 32 years 9 months 1 day 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 in 1900. President, Newcastle Chamber of Commerce 1899 until 1900. Director, Benevolent Society of NSW 1914 until 1921. Vice President, National Association for the Prevention and Cure of Consumption. President, Health Society of New South Wales. Founder, Empire Literature Society (which became the Sydney branch of the Royal Colonial Institute) (served as President in 1929). Vice President, Geographical Society of New South Wales. President, Association for the Protection of Native Races of Australasia and Polynesia. Member, Sydney Diocesan Synod.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Merchant and Shipping Agent. Educated at Derby Grammar and Beaufort House, London, George Earp trained with the 9th West Middlesex Volunteer Regiment between 1881-1883. After arriving in New South Wales in 1883, he began working as a merchant and shipping agent in Newcastle before his brothers joined him in setting up Earp Bros & Co., merchant and shipping agents operating in both Newcastle and Sydney. He also pioneered the South Maitland coalfields. Director of a number of companies.
Military Service
Honours Received
Commander of the British Empire 1920 (CBE). Knight of the Order Polonia Retituta (Poland). Delegate to Empire Congress 1904. Honorary Counsel for Poland 1919
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of George William, a railway clerk, and Priscilla Martin. Married Gertrude Mary on 6th May 1893, the daughter of Samuel Saddington a merchant, in London and had issue, 3 daughters and 2 sons. Church of England.
Additional Information
Biographical Register of the New South Wales Parliament 1901 - 1970