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Former Member Details

Mr Joseph Jehosephat HARPUR (1810 - 1878)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1810
Place of Birth: New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 02/05/1878
Place of Death: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 04 Jul 1861 10 Nov 1864 3 years 4 months 7 days
Member for Patrick's Plains 04 Jul 1861 10 Nov 1864 3 years 4 months 7 days
Benevolent Asylum, Sydney Committee No.8 27 Sep 1861 20 Jan 1862 3 months 25 days
Bulli Coal Mining Company’s Railway Bill Committee No.23 05 Aug 1862 26 Aug 1862 22 days
Tanners and Curriers Bill of 1859-60 Committee No.18 05 Aug 1862 19 Sep 1862 1 month 15 days
Botany Railway Company’s Bill Committee No.29 16 Sep 1862 25 Sep 1862 10 days
Taylor and Walker’s Railway Bill Committee No.37 16 Oct 2006 21 Oct 1862 0 days
State of Manufactures and Agriculture in the Colony Committee No.26 12 Aug 1862 18 Nov 1862 3 months 7 days
Alfred Witts Committee No.30 16 Sep 1862 21 Nov 1862 2 months 6 days
Miss Isabella Mary Kelly Committee No.32 23 Sep 1862 18 Dec 1862 2 months 26 days
Fisheries Protection Bill Committee No.38 17 Oct 1862 20 Dec 1862 2 months 4 days
Pawnbrokers Bill Committee No.35 03 Oct 1862 20 Dec 1862 2 months 18 days
Cardiff Coal Company’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.17 04 Sep 1863 10 Sep 1863 7 days
Miss Isabella Mary Kelly Committee No.5 01 Jul 1863 20 Oct 1863 3 months 20 days
Cox’s Marriage Settlement Bill Committee No.29 01 Dec 1863 16 Dec 1863 16 days
Death of John Hart in Benevolent Asylum at Liverpool Committee No.22 15 Sep 1863 02 Mar 1864 5 months 17 days
Claims of Tenants of the Crown Committee No.35 15 Mar 1864 20 Apr 1864 1 month 6 days
Present State and Management of Lunatic Asylums No.9 14 Jul 1863 20 Apr 1864 9 months 7 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Public servant and clerk. With his brother, a poet, went to the Hunter River and later returned to Sydney. Wrote many editorials in Henry Parkes. Clerk in Lands Department at time of death. Leading figure in Father Lynch's total abstinence movement in 1840's. Convert to Catholicism. Active in radical movements of 1840's and 1850's.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Son of Joseph and Sarah Chidley, convicts. Married (wife unknown). Roman Catholic.
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