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Former Member Details

Mr Robert STEWART (1816 - 1875)

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Date of Birth: 28/07/1816
Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 09/06/1875
Place of Death: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 07 Dec 1860 15 Nov 1869 8 years 11 months 9 days
Member for East Sydney 07 Dec 1860 10 Nov 1864 3 years 11 months 4 days
Member for East Sydney 21 Sep 1866 15 Nov 1869 3 years 1 month 26 days
Clarence and Richmond Rivers Steam Navigation Company’s Bill Committee No.28 27 Mar 1861 11 May 1861 1 month 15 days
Grievances Committee No.13 29 Jan 1861 11 May 1861 3 months 13 days
Petition of Mr N.L Kentish Committee No.7 23 Jan 1861 11 May 1861 3 months 19 days
Petition of Mrs Mary Jones Committee No.11 29 Jan 1861 11 May 1861 3 months 13 days Chairman
Seamen Committee No.14 29 Jan 1861 11 May 1861 3 months 13 days
Field of Mars Common Committee No.22 31 Dec 1861 14 Jan 1862 15 days
Distribution of Relief to Sufferers by last Flood at Windsor Committee No.5 17 Sep 1861 20 Jan 1862 4 months 4 days
Seamen Committee No.9 01 Oct 1861 20 Jan 1862 3 months 21 days
James Ralfe Committee No.22 05 Aug 1862 29 Aug 1862 25 days
Field of Mars Common Committee No.5 03 Jun 1862 26 Sep 1862 3 months 24 days
Pacific Fire and Marine Insurance Company’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.39 21 Oct 1862 24 Oct 1862 4 days
Exchange of Land, Scots Church, Jamison-street, legalizing Bill Committee No.24 12 Aug 1862 14 Nov 1862 3 months 3 days
Waratah Coal Company’s Incorporation Bill No.45 02 Dec 1862 11 Dec 1862 10 days
State of Manufactures and Agriculture in the Colony Committee No.26 02 Sep 1862 12 Dec 1862 3 months 11 days
Miss Isabella Mary Kelly Committee No.32 23 Sep 1862 18 Dec 1862 2 months 26 days
Railway through Ultimo Estate No.44 02 Dec 1862 20 Dec 1862 19 days
Sydney Water Reserves Committee No.40 21 Oct 1862 20 Dec 1862 2 months Chairman
Waratah Coal Company’s Incorporation Bill No.10 14 Jul 1863 17 Jul 1863 4 days
European Assurance Society’s Bill Committee No.12 31 Jul 1863 07 Aug 1863 8 days
Cardiff Coal Company’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.17 04 Sep 1863 10 Sep 1863 7 days
Presbyterian College Bill Committee No.15 04 Sep 1863 06 Oct 1863 1 month 3 days
Miss Isabella Mary Kelly Committee No.5 01 Jul 1863 20 Oct 1863 3 months 20 days
Moruya Silver Mining Company’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.30 01 Dec 1863 11 Dec 1863 11 days
Mr John Busby Committee No.18 04 Sep 1863 24 Feb 1864 5 months 21 days
Exchange of Land, Scots Church, Jamison street, Legalizing Bill Committee No.16 04 Sep 1863 01 Apr 1864 6 months 29 days
Disorganized State of the Public Works Department Committee No.28 06 Oct 1863 07 Apr 1864 6 months 2 days
Railway through Ultimo Estate Committee No.20 15 Sep 1863 19 Apr 1864 7 months 5 days
Claims of Tenants of the Crown Committee No.35 15 Mar 1864 20 Apr 1864 1 month 6 days
Sydney Water Reserves Committee No.31 02 Dec 1864 21 Apr 1864 0 days
Bank of New South Wales Incorporation Act Amendment Bill Committee No.32 16 Feb 1864 22 Apr 1864 2 months 7 days
Mortgage on the property of the Scots Church, Sydney – Claims of Dr Lang Committee No.23 15 Sep 1863 22 Apr 1864 7 months 8 days
Exchange of Land Scots Church Sydney Legalizing Bill Committee No.15 10 Oct 1866 31 Oct 1866 22 days
Alleged Irregularity in Registration of a Deed Committee No.17 31 Oct 1866 08 Nov 1866 9 days
The Unemployed Committee No.19 01 Nov 1866 04 Dec 1866 1 month 4 days
Sydney Common Improvement Bill Committee No.23 06 Dec 1866 13 Dec 1866 8 days
Shoalhaven Municipality Committee No.22 27 Nov 1866 21 Dec 1866 25 days
Alleged Irregularity in Registration of a Deed Committee No.17 30 Oct 1866 22 Dec 1866 1 month 23 days
Shipwrecks and Loss of Life on the Coast Committee No.10. 03 Sep 1867 18 Dec 1867 3 months 16 days
West Maitland Water Supply and Embankment Bill Committee No.20 14 Jan 1868 16 Jan 1868 3 days
Sydney Common Improvement Act Amendment Bill Committee No.23 16 Mar 1868 18 Mar 1868 3 days
Removal of Mr Samuel Charles from the Commission of the Peace Committee No. 25 09 Apr 1868 24 Apr 1868 16 days
Randwick and Coogee Roads Transfer Bill Committee No.10 15 Jan 1869 29 Jan 1869 15 days
Removal of Mr Samuel Charles from the Commission of the Peace Committee No.12 27 Jan 1869 23 Mar 1869 1 month 25 days
Prince Alfred Park Enclosure Bill Committee No.10 21 Oct 1869 22 Oct 1869 2 days
Mr Alexander Walker Scott – Land taken by Hunter River Railway Committee No.5 01 Oct 1869 11 Nov 1869 1 month 12 days
Grant for Road from West Maitland to Cessnock Committee No.9 08 Oct 1869 13 Nov 1869 1 month 6 days
Town Hall Committee No.16 10 Nov 1869 13 Nov 1869 4 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Cabinet maker and undertaker. Father was a master mariner commanding ships in coastal trade, drowned in 1820. Family lived on promised land grant of 200 acres at Broken Bay on the Hawkesbury River and left in 1831 before it had been surveyed. Journeyed to Sydney c.1830 and was apprenticed as a cabinet maker and owner of a cedar yard. Eventually established a family claim to a grant at Broken Bay in 1860s. Advocated 20 percent tariff on imported timber in 1866.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Son of William Stewart, master mariner, and Charlotte Kirk. Married (1) Isabella Craig c.1843 at Sydney and had issue 1 son. Married (2) Annie Carss on 9 June 1875 at Sydney. Presbyterian.
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