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Former Member Details

Mr Edward Mawney SAYERS (1818 - 1909)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1818
Place of Birth: Essex, England
Date of Death: 07/12/1909
Place of Death: Mosman, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 17 Jun 1859 16 Apr 1860 10 months
Member for St Leonards 17 Jun 1859 16 Apr 1860 10 months
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Shipowner. Arrived in Van Diemen's Land in 1834. Crossed to Melbourne at a later time and represented the Bank of Van Diemen's Land. Was declared insolvent on 4 March 1842 in Melbourne (Port Phillip District) where he was listed as a merchant. Journeyed to Sydney and became a successful owner of coastal trading vessels. Was the first to run a shipping line between Sydney and Melbourne; in 1851 operated as Port Phillip Packet Office and lived at St Leonards. Retired c.1890, and lived at Lavender Bay and was interested in advancing interests of North Sydney. Founder of North Sydney School of Arts. Warden of St Thomas' Church of England.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Married (1) Anna in Melbourne in 1838 and had issue, 2 daughters and 1 son. Married (2) Mary Ann Hayman on 22 November 1844 at Richmond, Victoria, and had issue 4 daughters and 3 sons. Married (3) Edith Hayles c.1893 at Wollongong, New South Wales, and had no issue. Church of England.
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