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Former Member Details

The Hon. John Alexander GUNN (1860 - 1910)

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Date of Birth: 11/02/1860
Place of Birth: Buninyong, Victoria, Australia
Date of Death: 21/09/1910
Place of Death: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 21 Jul 1908 21 Sep 1910 2 years 2 months 1 day Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 10 July 1908.
Political Party Activity
Liberal nominee
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1896
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Pastoralist. Moved to New South Wales c.1878; employed by Goldsborough Mort and Company., managed Yalgogrin and other stations; late in life purchased Braehour near Wagga Wagga; known for collaboration with McGarvie Smith on anthrax vaccination; chairman of the Rabbit Destruction Fund committee which financed Dr Danysz; chairman of Narranderra Pastures Protection Board until 1897, afterwards of Wagga Wagga Board; for three years was chairman of the Pastures Protection Boards Advisory Council. Member of stockowners and Farmers and Settlers Associations; president of the Murrumbidgee Pastoral and Agricultural Society.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Councillor of Kyemba shire from 1906 until 1910, president in 1906 and from 1909 until 1910
Son of Donald Gunn, farmer, and Jane Surman. Married Jessie Maria Turner and had issue, 1 daughter and 2 sons. Funeral at Presbyterian cemetery at Rookwood.
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