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Former Member Details

Mr George Alfred LLOYD (1815 - 1897)

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Date of Birth: 14/11/1815
Place of Birth: Norwood, Surrey, England
Date of Death: 25/12/1897
Place of Death: Elizabeth Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 03 Dec 1869 26 Jan 1887 17 years 1 month 24 days
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 08 Mar 1887 25 Dec 1897 10 years 9 months 18 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 15 February 1887
Member for Newcastle 03 Dec 1869 03 Feb 1872 2 years 2 months 1 day
Member for Newcastle 02 Mar 1872 14 May 1872 2 months 13 days
Member for Newcastle 29 May 1872 28 Nov 1874 2 years 6 months
Member for Newcastle 08 Dec 1874 22 Mar 1877 2 years 3 months 15 days
Member for Newcastle 29 Mar 1877 12 Oct 1877 6 months 14 days
Member for Newcastle 22 Nov 1880 23 Nov 1882 2 years 2 days
Member for Newcastle 16 Oct 1885 26 Jan 1887 1 year 3 months 11 days
Postmaster General 14 May 1872 04 Dec 1872 6 months 21 days
Colonial Treasurer 05 Dec 1872 08 Feb 1875 2 years 2 months 4 days
Secretary for Mines 22 Mar 1877 16 Aug 1877 4 months 26 days
Goulburn School Trust Bill Committee No.16 03 Mar 1870 09 Mar 1870 7 days
George Swinnerton Yarnton Committee No.13 01 Mar 1870 23 Mar 1870 23 days
Immigration Committee No.10 22 Feb 1870 13 Apr 1870 1 month 23 days
Mr Richard Henry Wright Committee No.25 27 Apr 1870 07 May 1870 11 days
Borough of Newcastle Special Audit Bill Committee No.16 01 Feb 1871 09 Mar 1871 1 month 9 days Chairman
Marine Board Bill Committee No.8 08 Sep 1870 17 Mar 1871 6 months 10 days
Coal Staithes at Newcastle Committee No.14 25 Jan 1871 13 Jun 1871 4 months 20 days Chairman
Charges Against the Collector of Customs Committee No.19 28 Feb 1871 22 Jun 1871 3 months 26 days
Circular Quay Committee No.10 23 Jan 1872 01 Feb 1872 10 days
Refreshment Room No.5 12 Jun 1872 13 Aug 1872 2 months 2 days Chairman
Bowenfels Coal Mining and Cooper Smelting Company’s Railway Bill Committee No.23 07 Feb 1873 11 Feb 1873 5 days
Refreshment Room Committee No.5 06 Nov 1872 05 Mar 1873 4 months Chairman
Customs Seizure of Goods at Mulwala Committee No.26 14 Feb 1873 23 Apr 1873 2 months 10 days
Wharf Accommodation, Sydney Harbour Committee No.7 13 Nov 1872 24 Apr 1873 5 months 12 days
Australian Joint Stock Bank Act Continuation Bill Committee No.19 25 Nov 1873 05 Dec 1873 11 days
Payment of Duty on Tobacco Committee No.15 04 Nov 1873 12 Dec 1873 1 month 9 days
Refreshment Room No.4 10 Sep 1873 25 Jun 1874 9 months 16 days Chairman
Wharf Accommodation, Sydney Harbour Committee No.30 29 Apr 1874 25 Jun 1874 1 month 28 days
Refreshment Room No.4 04 Nov 1874 17 Nov 1874 14 days
Removal of Public Money from Bank of New South Wales Committee No.14 11 May 1875 22 Jun 1875 1 month 12 days
Refreshment Room No.5 31 Mar 1875 11 Aug 1875 4 months 12 days
Tamworth Roman Catholic Church Trustees Bill Committee No.14 24 Feb 1876 07 Mar 1876 13 days Chairman
Refreshment Room No.4 18 Nov 1875 22 Aug 1876 9 months 5 days
Macquarie Coal Company’s Railway Bill Committee No.12 30 Jan 1877 13 Feb 1877 15 days
Albert Dangar’s Leasing Act Amendment Bill Committee No.19 17 May 1877 01 Jun 1877 16 days
Newcastle Glebe Leasing Bill Committee No.18 15 May 1877 28 Sep 1877 4 months 14 days Chairman
Disputed Mining Lease, Hawkins Hill Committee No.20 19 Jun 1877 11 Oct 1877 3 months 23 days
Mount Kembla Coal and Oil Company’s Railway Bill Committee No.9 25 Jan 1881 28 Jan 1881 4 days
Refreshment Room No.4 17 Dec 1880 06 Apr 1881 3 months 21 days
Borough of Newcastle Leasing and Improving Bill Committee No.23 21 Oct 1881 28 Oct 1881 8 days
Refreshment Room No.5 06 Jul 1881 20 Dec 1881 5 months 15 days
Mrs Clyne’s Conditional Purchase Committee No.6 12 Sep 1882 02 Nov 1882 1 month 22 days
Contagious Diseases Prevention Bill Committee No.12 20 Oct 1882 21 Nov 1882 1 month 2 days
Refreshment Room No.4 30 Aug 1882 21 Nov 1882 2 months 23 days
Great Southern Coal-mining Company Railway Bill Committee No.60 02 Sep 1884 01 Nov 1884 2 months
Newcastle Steamship Company’s Preferential Shares Bill Committee No.18 16 Feb 1886 23 Feb 1886 8 days Chairman
Randwick Church Land Sale Bill Committee No.26 30 Mar 1886 01 Apr 1886 3 days
Sisters of Charity Estate Bill Committee No.25 30 Mar 1886 06 Apr 1886 8 days
Maryville Colliery Company Railway Bill Committee No.20 24 Feb 1886 29 Apr 1886 2 months 6 days Chairman
West Wallsend and Monk Wearmouth Railway Bill Committee No.30 31 Mar 1886 06 May 1886 1 month 6 days Chairman
Bishopscourt Sale and Leasing Bill Committee No.29 31 Mar 1886 18 May 1886 1 month 18 days
Settled Estates Bill Committee No.39 14 May 1886 03 Sep 1886 3 months 21 days
Alleged Abuses in Connection with the Shipping of New South Wales Committee No.51 18 Jun 1886 25 Oct 1886 4 months 8 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Merchant and Company Director. Educated at Aske's Hospital School, London. Became a clerk to shipping and insurance broker. Arrived in Australia in 1833 after fathers business failed. Opened a store at Hinton and became a postmaster. Became a farmer and returned to Sydney. Went into business as an auctioneer, tallow and hide merchant. Bought Californian gold then Australian gold from 1851. Lost heavily on shipping ventures and became bankrupt in 1859. Discharged June 1860. returned to Sydney and became a merchant importing wheat and flour from California and Chile. Founder and auditor for Australian Mutual Provident Society. Original shareholder in Sydney exchange Company. Visited England 1884 until 1885. Travelled to California, New Zealand and Europe. Member of Royal Society of New South Wales 1874. Prominent in Pitt Street Congregationalist Church.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Eldest son of Joseph Lloyd, corn merchant, and Eleanor Sophia Lyne. Married Mary Threlkeld on 1 July 1841 and had issue, 3 daughters and 5 sons. Congregationalist.
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