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Former Member Details

Dr Henry Grattan DOUGLASS, M. D. (1790 - 1865)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1790
Place of Birth: Dublin, Eastern Ireland, Ireland
Date of Death: 01/12/1865
Place of Death: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 01 Sep 1851 29 Feb 1856 4 years 6 months An Elective Member of the first Legislative Council 1843 - 1856 for the Counties of Northumberland and Hunter
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 03 Dec 1856 13 May 1861 4 years 5 months 11 days First (Quinquennial) Appointments under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 27 November 1856.
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Medical superintendent. Fever hospital and Infirmary, Cahir, Tipperary Member of the Royal College of Surgeons in England 1815; licentiate Kings and Queens College of Physicians of Ireland 1819. Doctor of Medicine of Trinity College Dublin, for Thesis on Typhus. Elected to Royal Irish Academy in 1820. Arrived in Sydney in 1821. In charge of a general hospital in Parramatta, superintendent of a female factory and conducted a private practice. Soon became a member of the Agricultural Society. Vice - President of the Benevolent Society. First Secretary of the Philosophical Society. Assisted to form the Society for the Relief of Destitute Children and Orphanage. Assisted in the foundation of the University of Sydney. Member of the New South Wales Medical Board from 1848, New South Wales from 1852. In 1857 held 7,800 acres as a tenant of Crown in settled districts.
Military Service
Assistant Surgeon with 18th regiment in Peninsula War and West Indies 1809 - 1811.
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of Adam Douglass, apothecary of Dublin, and his wife Ann Edwards. Married Hester Murphy in Dublin in 1812 and had issue, 1son and 2 daughters. Chuch of England.
Additional Information
Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 1