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Former Member Details

Mr Edward Jones BREWSTER

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Date of Birth:
Place of Birth: Southern Ireland
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Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 01 Jan 1846 01 Feb 1848 2 years 1 month 1 day An Elective Member of the first Legislative Council 1843 - 1856 for the District of Port Phillip
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Qualifications, occupations and interests
Lawyer (barrister). Trained in Dublin, Ireland; admitted to the New South Wales Bar in 1839. Appointed Chairman of the Court of Quarter Sessions in Melbourne, Port Phillip District, at its establishment in May 1839. On the Bench of Magistrates, Melbourne, in 1841. Lived in Strathmore, then outside Melbourne, where he was one of the first to buy land in the Crown land sales of 1845; he soon sold the land for a large profit. Owned land in Moonee Moonee Ponds. Laid the first stone of the first bridge to cross the Yarra River. Ordained as a Church of England clergyman in 1853.
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Local Government Activity
The dates of his birth and death are not known. Born in Ireland.
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