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Former Member Details

Mr George Ferrers PICKERING

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Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Date of Death: 14/07/1876
Place of Death: Levuka, Fiji
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 10 Jan 1865 07 May 1868 3 years 3 months 28 days
Member for Goldfields North 10 Jan 1865 07 May 1868 3 years 3 months 28 days
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 24 Oct 1865 24 Oct 1865 1 day
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Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Journalist-proprieter; poet. In 1847 became editor and co-proprieter of 'Bells Life', continuing in that role until at least 1868. He wrote a play in 1847, 'Lough Deargh's Shrine, or The Cave of Penance'; and published a book of poems in 1852. A manuscript copy of the play is held by NSW State Records, SEE series NRS 908. The play was performed at the Royal Victoria Theatre in Sydney (Pitt Street, between King and Market Streets) on 13 December 1847. He contested the seat of Camden East in 1856 but was not elected.
Military Service
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Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Additional Information
Eric Irvin, Dictionary of the Australian Theatre 1788 - 1914 (1985)