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Former Member Details

Mr Patrick GRANT

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Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 01 Sep 1845 31 Oct 1845 2 months An Elective Member of the first Legislative Council 1843 - 1856 for the Northumberland Boroughs, viz., Towns of East Maitland, West Maitland, and Newcastle Election declared void October 1845
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 01 Nov 1845 20 Jun 1848 2 years 7 months 20 days An Elective Member of the first Legislative Council 1843 - 1856 for the Northumberland Boroughs, viz., Towns of East Maitland, West Maitland, and Newcastle
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Member of the Provisional Council of the Constitutional Association in the 1840s, a radical Chartist-inspired organisation.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Public servant and newspaper proprietor. Police magistrate in the Hunter Valley region, early 1840s. Proprietor of the Sun, the True Sun, the Weekly True Sun and the Sydney Gazette
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Additional Information
Andrew Messner, "Contesting Chartism from afar: Edward Hawkesley and the People's Advocate " Journal of Australian Colonial History, University of New England, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1999 SEE http://www.une.edu.au/arts/History/1999messner.pdf