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Former Member Details

Mr John (2) SMITH (1811 - 1895)

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Date of Birth: 25/05/1811
Place of Birth: Trelanvean, St Keverne, Cornwall, Australia
Date of Death: 01/01/1895
Place of Death: Ashfield, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 15 Dec 1880 01 Jan 1895 14 years 18 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 10 December 1880
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace (JP) in 1850.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Pastoralist. Arrived in Sydney in April 1836. Became a station superintendent in the Wellington district based on Molong run, concurrently acquired sheep and runs. Acquired many stations on watersheds of Lachlan and Macquarie Rivers; settled sons on Boree Cabonne, and other stations. Purchased Bathurst c.1865. Helped establish church and school at Molong; president of first show. Foundation member of Union Club in 1857.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of John Smith, farmer and his wife Elizabeth Cock. Married Mary William Tom on 12 September 1842 and they had 6 daughters and 5 sons. His son Fergus Jago Smith was also a Member of both the Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council; a daughter, Emily Janet Smith, married Sir Joseph Innes, also a Member of both the Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council. Church of England.
Additional Information
Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 6