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Former Member Details

Mr James ROBINSON (1860 - 1922)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1860
Place of Birth: Aughantane, near Clogher, Ireland
Date of Death: 16/09/1922
Place of Death: Croydon, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 04 Jul 1922 16 Sep 1922 2 months 13 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 3 July 1922
Political Party Activity
National Party. Councillor 1917 - 1922, president of Kogarah and Croydon branches, and St George electoral conference.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Manager. Arrived in August in 1886; employed by Civil Service Co-operative Society; opened own business in Kogarah in 1888 which was sold in 1896; employed by Griffiths Brothers, retired in 1921; chairman of directors of New South Wales Protestant Hall Company Limited and Watchman Newspaper Limited; trustee of Australian Protestant Orphans' Society; Orangeman, Grand Master 1913 - 1914; Good Templar; elder of Presbyterian church.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of John Robinson, farmer, and Jane Moore. Married Elizabeth Colquhoun Robinson on 15 June 1886 and had issue, 1 daughter. Funeral at Rookwood cemetery from Chalmers Street Presbyterian church, Redfern.
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