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Former Member Details

Mr William BOWMAN (1800 - 1874)

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Date of Birth: 11/12/1800
Place of Birth: Richmond, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 11/12/1874
Place of Death: Richmond, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 01 Jun 1843 20 Jun 1848 5 years 20 days An Elective Member of the first Legislative Council 1843 - 1856 for the Cumberland Boroughs (Towns of Richmond, Windsor, Campbelltown and Liverpool)
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 01 Aug 1848 20 Jun 1851 2 years 10 months 20 days An Elective Member of the first Legislative Council 1843 - 1856 for the Cumberland Boroughs (Towns of Richmond, Windsor, Campbelltown and Liverpool)
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 01 Apr 1853 29 Feb 1856 2 years 11 months An Elective Member of the first Legislative Council 1843 - 1856 for the Cumberland Boroughs (Towns of Richmond, Windsor, Campbelltown and Liverpool)
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 08 Apr 1856 19 Dec 1857 1 year 8 months 12 days
Member for Cumberland Boroughs 08 Apr 1856 19 Dec 1857 1 year 8 months 12 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Pastoralist. Left school to work on the family farm at Richmond and managed the farm himself from 1825 to 1832. Received a grant of 2000 acres on the Talbragar River in 1825 and leased an additional 4000 acres. Purchased 5200 acres at Dunn's Plains, Bathurst around 1832 and gradually enlarged the property. Introduced farm labourers from England and vignerons from Germany to work on his properties. Experimented with the export of salt beef for Calcutta in Bengal, India.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Second son of John Bowman, pioneer settler from East Lothian in Scotland, and his wife Honor Honey, from Cornwall. Educated at Windsor Public School from 1811- 1813. Married Elizabeth Arthur in North Shields, England, in 1837 and had issue 1 son. Church of England.
Additional Information
Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 1, under Bowman, John; Personal papers in the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: William Bowman - papers, 1827 - 1874 (DLMSQ 555)