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Former Member Details

Sir John Nodes DICKINSON (1806 - 1882)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1806
Place of Birth: Grenada, West Indies
Date of Death: 16/03/1882
Place of Death: Rome, Italy
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 22 May 1856 29 Mar 1858 1 year 10 months 8 days First (Quinquennial) Appointments under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 13 May 1856.
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Lawyer (barrister). Educated at Fulham College, then Caius College, Cambridge (B.A 1829, M.A 1832) Certified special pleader 8 years, then called to the bar at Middle Temple in 1840. Arrived in Sydney on 13 October 1844 as Puisne Judge of Supreme Court and continued as a Judge whilst a Member of the Legislative Council. Acting Chierf Justice from 15 February 1860 until 17 February 1861 when he retired on a pension of £1050 per annum. Returned to England where he was knighted. Advocated colonial hereditary baronetage as a basis for a new Legislative Council in 1852. Member of the Royal Commission into Court in 1848. Estate valued at over £21,000.
Military Service
Honours Received
Knighted in 1860.
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of Nodes Dickinson, army staff surgeon (Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons). Married Helen Jauncey in 1844 and had issue, 1 daughter. Church of England.
Additional Information
Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 4