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Former Member Details

Mr James OATLEY (1817 - 1878)

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Date of Birth: 16/04/1817
Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 31/12/1878
Place of Death: Wooloomooloo, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 07 Dec 1864 15 Nov 1869 4 years 11 months 9 days
Member for Canterbury 07 Dec 1864 15 Nov 1869 4 years 11 months 9 days
Fisheries Bill Committee No.9 24 Mar 1865 03 May 1865 1 month 10 days
Sydney Sewerage Committee No.17 16 May 1865 21 Jun 1865 1 month 6 days
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 24 Oct 1865 24 Oct 1865 1 day
William Goodin Committee No.11 21 Nov 1865 22 Dec 1865 1 month 2 days
Alleged Irregularity in Registration of a Deed Committee No.17 30 Oct 1866 22 Dec 1866 1 month 23 days
Waterview Patent Slip Bill Committee No.11 03 Sep 1867 18 Dec 1867 3 months 16 days
Mr John Burnley Committee No.19 20 Dec 1867 03 Apr 1868 3 months 15 days
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 13 Oct 1868 13 Oct 1868 1 day
Randwick and Coogee Roads Transfer Bill Committee No.10 15 Jan 1869 29 Jan 1869 15 days
Sydney Boundaries Amendment Bill Committee No:15 12 Feb 1869 16 Mar 1869 1 month 5 days
Robert’s Trust Bill Committee No.7 08 Oct 1869 13 Oct 1869 6 days
Prince Alfred Park Enclosure Bill Committee No.10 21 Oct 1869 22 Oct 1869 2 days
Town Hall Committee No.16 10 Nov 1869 13 Nov 1869 4 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Retired publican. Apprenticed to coachbuilder and became a coachman. Hotel licensee and retired from business.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman of the Sydney City Council for Phillip Ward, 1 November 1852 - 31 December 1853 and 11 April 1857 - 1 December 1867; and for Fitzroy Ward 1 December 1868 - 1 December 1878. Mayor 1862.
Personal
Son of James Oatley, convict and watchmaker and his wife Mary Oatley. Married (1) Eleanor Johnson on 1 January 1839 at Sydney and had issue, 3 daughters and 6 sons. Married (2) Margaret Curtis on 29 September 1870 and had issue, 1 daughter.
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