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Former Member Details

Mr John Thomas CAMPBELL (1770 - 1830)

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Date of Birth: 08/04/1770
Place of Birth: Ulster, Ireland
Date of Death: 07/01/1830
Place of Death: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 30 Jan 1829 07 Jan 1830 11 months 9 days An Appointed Member of the first Legislative Council 1824 - 1843
Collector of Customs 05 Apr 1827 01 Jan 1828 8 months 28 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Public servant. Vice-Regal secretary (1810 - 1820); Collector of Customs (1827 - 1828). Educated at home by their father. Spent the years from 1793 until 1795 in the Bank of Ireland. After arriving in Sydney, on 1 January 1810 Campbell was appointed secretary to Macquarie. Campbell took a leading part in the founding of the Bank of New South Wales from 1816 until 1817 and was appointed as the first president of the Board of Directors. As a private citizen was a large landholder and a most efficient farmer and breeder of cattle and horses.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Eldest son of the Reverend William Campbell, vicar of Newry, County Armagh, Ireland, and his wife Mary McCammon.
Additional Information
Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 1