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Former Member Details

Mr Hanley BENNETT (1815 - 1893)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1815
Place of Birth: Staffordshire, England
Date of Death: 30/04/1893
Place of Death: Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 11 Mar 1872 09 Nov 1880 8 years 7 months 30 days
Member for Liverpool Plains 11 Mar 1872 28 Nov 1874 2 years 8 months 18 days
Member for Liverpool Plains 06 Jan 1875 02 May 1876 1 year 3 months 27 days
Member for Liverpool Plains 05 Jun 1876 12 Oct 1877 1 year 4 months 8 days
Member for Liverpool Plains 03 Nov 1877 09 Nov 1880 3 years 7 days
Bathurst Cattle Sale Yards Bill Committee No.24 07 Feb 1873 14 Mar 1873 1 month 8 days
Case of Senior Constable Tant Committee No.30 14 Mar 1873 25 Apr 1873 1 month 12 days
Petition of Amos Davis Committee No.13 07 May 1875 10 Aug 1875 3 months 4 days Chairman
Clarence and New England Steam Navigation Company’s Act Amendment Bill Committee No.11 08 Feb 1878 28 Feb 1878 21 days
Inverell Free Church of Eastern Australia Land Sale Bill Committee No.20 20 Mar 1878 28 Mar 1878 9 days
Ann Jane-Cox’s Conditional Purchase Committee No.19 19 Mar 1878 21 May 1878 2 months 3 days
City of Goulburn Gas and Coke Company’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.16 31 Oct 1878 15 Nov 1878 16 days
Claim of Constable Richard Peard Committee No.19 12 Nov 1878 24 Jul 1879 8 months 13 days
Claim of Richard Peard Committee No.16 10 Feb 1880 13 Jul 1880 5 months 4 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Alderman of Tamworth Council and Alderman of South Singleton Council
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Shoemaker, surveyor, auctioneer and general agent. Arrived in New South Wales in 1837 and worked near Cassilis from 1837 to 1843, going to Muswellbrook in 1843 and to Tamworth in 1855. Became insolvent in 1876, later going to Singleton Bridge. Was a pioneer of Order of Sons of Temperance, opening many lodges throughout country areas.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Married Eliza Watson, daughter of William Watson c1843 and had issue, 7 sons and 1 daughter.
Additional Information