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Former Member Details

Mr Jeremiah Brice RUNDLE (1816 - 1893)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1816
Place of Birth: Cornwall, England
Date of Death: 06/03/1893
Place of Death: Potts Point, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 13 Sep 1882 06 Mar 1893 10 years 5 months 22 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 29 December 1881
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Businessman and pastoralist. Arrived in Australia c.1835; by 1838 became a storekeeper at Murrurundi in New South Wales. Prospered in early 1840s depression by starting boiling down works and by foreclosing mortgages on runs; later with R.C Dangar and others set up as merchants and commercial agents, styled Rundle, Dangar & Co.,Sydney. Partnership dissolved on 31 March 1859. Director and Chairman of Australian Joint Stock Bank; Director of Sydney Meat Preserving Company from 1870 until 1893. Moruya Silver Mining Company. United Fire and Marine Insurance Company. By 1867 held over 490,000 acres in Liverpool Plains and Bligh districts, over 240,000 acres in Warrego districts, Queensland and in the Darling Downs in Queensland. Trustee of Victoria Club. early member of Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron. On committee of Conservative Constitutional Association in 1860.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of Jeremiah Brice, farmer and Elizabeth White. Married Mary Simond on 18 March 1848 at Sydney and had issue 11 children. Church of England.
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