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Former Member Details

Mr Nicholas James BUZACOTT (1866 - 1933)

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Date of Birth: 23/02/1866
Place of Birth: Emu Flat, Clare, South Australia, Australia
Date of Death: 10/06/1933
Place of Death: Ashbury, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 18 Apr 1899 10 Jun 1933 34 years 1 month 24 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act: Date of Writ of Summons 8 April 1899.
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Member of Broken Hill Branch. Joined National Party
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace 1898. Member and later Auditor of the Australian Workers Union and Amalgamated Miners' Assocation. President of the Eight Hour Day Committee, Broken Hill. Member of the Barrier District Council, Australasian Labour Federation. Vice-President, Citizens' Referendum Six O'Clock Association, 1916
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Wheelwright and estate agent. Moved to Broken Hill around 1888 where employed as a coach builder and also a regular contributor to the labour newspaper the 'Barrier Truth'. Moved to Sydney after being appointed to the Legislative Council and started a real estate business in Newtown in 1906. Freemason. President of Eight Hour Day committee, Australian Workers' Union, trustee from 1908 until 1910, Amalgamated Miners' Association. Barrier District Australasian Labor federation; vice president of Citizens Referendum Six O'Clock Association in 1916.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman for Broken Hill 1898 until 1899. Newtown 1918 until 1924 and its Mayor in 1924. Canterbury 1928 until 1931.
Son of Richard Buzacott, a farmer, and Margaret McKinnon. Married Catherine Casella in December 1915 and had issue 1 son and 3 daughters. Methodist. Burial at Rookwood Cemetery after funeral from Hurlstone Park Methodist Church.
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