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Former Member Details

Mr William KEARSLEY (1863 - 1921)

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Date of Birth: 02/09/1863
Place of Birth: Stafford, England
Date of Death: 19/06/1921
Place of Death: Granville, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 23 Mar 1910 19 Jun 1921 11 years 2 months 28 days
Member for Northumberland 23 Mar 1910 14 Sep 1910 5 months 23 days
Member for Northumberland 14 Oct 1910 06 Nov 1913 3 years 24 days
Member for Cessnock 06 Dec 1913 21 Feb 1917 3 years 2 months 16 days
Member for Cessnock 03 Mar 1917 18 Feb 1920 2 years 11 months 16 days
Member for Newcastle 20 Mar 1920 19 Jun 1921 1 year 3 months
Administration of the Rocks Resumed Area Committee No.7 20 Aug 1912 05 Dec 1912 3 months 16 days
Printing Committee No. 6 11 Mar 1914 18 Apr 1914 1 month 8 days
Printing Committee No. 6 22 Jul 1914 23 Feb 1915 7 months 2 days
Application of Micheal Devitt for a Mining Lease at the Peaks Committee No. 11 10 Aug 1915 13 Apr 1916 8 months 4 days
Printing Committee No. 5 02 Jul 1915 13 Apr 1916 9 months 12 days
Printing Committee No. 3 28 Jul 1916 21 Dec 1916 4 months 24 days
Elections and Qualifications Committee No. 2 17 Jul 1917 30 Mar 1918 8 months 14 days
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP).
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Miner. Trained for Methodist ministry at Humecliffe College, Manchester; arrived in New South Wales c.1888, served in ministry in Newcastle district including at Greta; became a miner at Kurri Kurri, later at Dudley and Pelaw Main, Cessnock, where wife's family selected land; at Aberdare when elected to Parliament; official at Colliery Employees Federation from c.1907; Methodist lay preacher.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Son of Thomas Kearsley, contractor, and Elizabeth Paton. Married Betsy Wilkinson on 18 August 1898 and had issue, 1 daughter and 2 sons. Burial at Cessnock.
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