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Former Member Details

Mr Robert Henry Mariner FORSTER (1818 - 1880)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1818
Place of Birth: at sea, near Corfu, Greece
Date of Death: 02/02/1880
Place of Death: Greenwich, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 02 Apr 1862 12 Oct 1877 15 years 6 months 11 days
Member for New England 02 Apr 1862 10 Nov 1864 2 years 7 months 9 days
Member for Goldfields North 18 Apr 1870 03 Feb 1872 1 year 9 months 17 days
Member for Goldfields North 11 Jan 1875 12 Oct 1877 2 years 9 months 2 days
Newcastle Church Land Sale Bill Committee No.21 05 Aug 1862 29 Aug 1862 25 days
Mr William Sims Bell Committee No.34 30 Sep 1862 02 Dec 1862 2 months 3 days
Pitt Street Tramway Committee No.16 25 Jul 1862 12 Dec 1862 4 months 18 days
Miss Isabella Mary Kelly Committee No.32 23 Sep 1862 18 Dec 1862 2 months 26 days
Petition of Thomas Duke Allen Committee No.43 19 Nov 1862 19 Dec 1862 1 month 1 day
Fisheries Protection Bill Committee No.38 17 Oct 1862 20 Dec 1862 2 months 4 days
Petition of Thomas Charles Bentley Committee No.42 11 Nov 1862 20 Dec 1862 1 month 10 days
Miss Isabella Mary Kelly Committee No.5 01 Jul 1863 20 Oct 1863 3 months 20 days
Petition of Thomas Duke Allen Committee No.11 21 Jul 1863 08 Dec 1863 4 months 18 days Chairman
Death of John Hart in Benevolent Asylum at Liverpool Committee No.22 15 Sep 1863 02 Mar 1864 5 months 17 days
Queensland Steam Navigation Company’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.37 30 Mar 1864 31 Mar 1864 2 days
Present State and Management of Lunatic Asylums No.9 14 Jul 1863 20 Apr 1864 9 months 7 days
Present State of the Colony Committee No.7 07 Nov 1865 28 Mar 1865 0 days
Harbour Defences Committee No.13 02 May 1865 08 Jun 1865 1 month 7 days
Mr E.J.H Knapp Committee No.20 06 Jun 1865 13 Jun 1865 8 days
Sydney Sewerage Committee No.17 16 May 1865 21 Jun 1865 1 month 6 days
Parramatta River Steam Company’s Bill Committee No.8 10 Nov 1865 21 Nov 1865 12 days
Proposed Amendments in Electoral Act of 1858 Committee No.17 09 Mar 1866 04 Apr 1866 27 days Chairman
Reserves under Crown Lands Alienation Act Committee No.15 23 Feb 1866 04 Apr 1866 1 month 13 days
Church of England Property Management Bill Committee No.8 16 Aug 1866 30 Aug 1866 15 days
Campbell’s Exchange of Ways Bill Committee No.11 25 Sep 1866 05 Oct 1866 11 days Chairman
Exchange of Land Scots Church Sydney Legalizing Bill Committee No.15 10 Oct 1886 31 Oct 1866 0 days
The Unemployed Committee No.19 01 Nov 1866 04 Dec 1866 1 month 4 days Chairman
Proposed Electoral Alterations Committee No.12 25 Sep 1866 13 Dec 1866 2 months 19 days Chairman
Railway from Echuca to Deniliquin Committee No.10 21 Sep 1866 20 Dec 1866 3 months
Removal of Mr Rowland Hassall from the Commission of the Peace Committee No.24 16 Mar 1868 18 Mar 1868 3 days
Claims of Mr Bartholomew Rush Committee No.17 22 Nov 1867 01 Apr 1868 4 months 11 days
Removal of Mr Samuel Charles from the Commission of the Peace Committee No. 25 09 Apr 1868 24 Apr 1868 16 days
Railway from Echuca to Deniliquin Committee No.6 02 Jul 1867 27 Apr 1868 9 months 26 days
St Andrew’s Cathedral Close Bill Committee No.8 02 Jul 1867 27 Apr 1868 9 months 26 days
Randwick and Coogee Roads Transfer Bill Committee No.10 15 Jan 1869 20 Jan 1869 6 days
Alleged Conspiracy for purposes of Treason and Assassination Committee No.3 15 Dec 1868 03 Feb 1869 1 month 20 days
Mrs Mary Singleton Committee No.11 19 Jan 1869 23 Feb 1869 1 month 5 days
Sydney Boundaries Amendment Bill Committee No:15 12 Feb 1869 16 Mar 1869 1 month 5 days
Diseases in Grape-vines Prevention Bill Committee No.16 12 Feb 1869 19 Mar 1869 1 month 8 days
Water Frontage at Blue’s Point North Shore Committee No.18 02 Mar 1869 22 Mar 1869 21 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
Mr Thomas Scott – Sugar Cultivation Committee No.14 10 Feb 1869 24 Mar 1869 1 month 15 days
Mr William Emery Committee No.19 02 Mar 1869 01 Apr 1869 1 month
Prince Alfred Park Enclosure Bill Committee No.10 21 Oct 1869 22 Oct 1869 2 days
Cumberland and Camden Bathurst – bur and thistle Bill Committee No.11 22 Oct 1869 12 Nov 1869 22 days
Mr Thomas Scott – Sugar Cultivation Committee No.12 26 Oct 1869 13 Nov 1869 19 days
Mr Alexander Walker Scott – Land taken by Hunter River Railway Committee No.9 18 Feb 1870 29 Mar 1870 1 month 12 days
Bathurst-burr and Thistle Plants Committee No.12 25 Feb 1870 06 Apr 1870 1 month 13 days
Immigration Committee No.10 22 Feb 1870 13 Apr 1870 1 month 23 days
Oyster Fisheries Committee No.17 15 Mar 1870 07 May 1870 1 month 23 days
The Civil Service Committee No.6 21 Nov 1871 01 Feb 1872 2 months 12 days
The Civil Service Committee No.16 30 Jul 1872 02 Aug 1872 4 days
The Civil Service Committee No.6 12 Nov 1872 05 Mar 1873 3 months 22 days
Walker and Carlow Streets Enclosure Bill Committee No.15 13 Dec 1872 20 Mar 1873 3 months 8 days
Claim of Mr Stephen Scholey Committee No.20 04 Feb 1873 21 Apr 1873 2 months 18 days
Goulburn Volunteer Corps Committee No.22 07 Feb 1873 22 Apr 1873 2 months 16 days
Customs Seizure of Goods at Mulwala Committee No.26 14 Feb 1873 23 Apr 1873 2 months 10 days
Mineral Lease at Togo Committee No.10 07 Oct 1873 01 May 1874 6 months 25 days
The Sydney Museum Committee No.27 24 Feb 1874 18 May 1874 2 months 25 days
Road through Messrs Badgery’s Land Committee No.13 08 Feb 1876 29 Jun 1876 4 months 22 days
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.10 14 Dec 1876 11 Oct 1877 9 months 28 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Lawyer (solicitor). Arrived in Australia c.1836. Became a Solicitor living in Armidale. Residing in Sydney by 1864.
Military Service
Honours Received
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Local Government Activity
Personal
Son of Henry Forster, later Governor of Goulburn Gaol, and his wife Margaret. Married Maria Ann Morris on 9 September 1847 at Sutton Forest and they had 3 daughters and 4 sons. Roman Catholic.
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