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Former Member Details

Mr William BRADLEY (1800 - 1868)

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Date of Birth: 01/06/1800
Place of Birth: Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 06/04/1868
Place of Death: 'Lindesay', Darling Point, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 01 Jun 1843 01 Jul 1846 3 years 1 month 1 day An Elective Member of the first Legislative Council 1843 - 1856 for the County of Argyle
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 10 Nov 1851 29 Feb 1856 4 years 3 months 20 days A Non-Elective Member of the first Legislative Council 1843 - 1856
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Became an original member of Union Club in Sydney in 1858.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Pastoralist. Took up grazing runs on the Monaro near Bredbo in 1834 and was also runnning 10,000 sheep on his land grants near Goulburn. Also owned a flour mill and brewery at Goulburn. Became actively associated with select committees on Aboriginals. Devoted his energies to little else than pastoral affairs and became an active promoter of railways.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Second son of Sergeant Jonas Bradley and his wife Catherine. Married Emily Elizabeth Hovell on 10 August 1831 at Campbelltown and had issue, 6 daughters and 2 sons. His wife died in Rome on 22 April 1848. After his death was buried at St Stephen's churchyard in Camperdown.
Additional Information
Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 3 His house, 'Lindesay', at Darling Point in Sydney is now owned by the National Trust of Australia: