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Former Member Details

Mr Andrew LANG

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Place of Birth: Scotland
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Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 31 Mar 1858 13 May 1861 3 years 1 month 13 days First (Quinquennial) Appointments under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 29 March 1858.
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Qualifications, occupations and interests
Landed proprieter and Company Director. By 1837 had an estate near Maitland in Hunter River district. In 1838 he took 21 Scottish immigrant families onto the estate as tenant farmers. Purchased land at Illawarra and introduced flood prevention works. In 1858 had 300 - 400 acres of drained land under cultivation and also had a vineyard. Chairman of the Board of the Hunter River Steam Navigation Company. Signed a petition to import coolies in 1842.
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Local Government Activity
Son of William Lang, small landowner and ships joiner and Mary Lang. Presbyterian.
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