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Mr John MACINTOSH (1821 - 1911)

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Date of Birth: 08/07/1821
Place of Birth: Auldern, Nairn, Scotland
Date of Death: 06/07/1911
Place of Death: Darling Point, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 13 Feb 1872 09 Nov 1880 8 years 8 months 28 days
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 22 Aug 1882 06 Jul 1911 28 years 10 months 15 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 29 December 1881
Member for East Sydney 13 Feb 1872 28 Nov 1874 2 years 9 months 16 days
Member for East Sydney 09 Dec 1874 12 Oct 1877 2 years 10 months 4 days
Member for East Sydney 24 Oct 1877 09 Nov 1880 3 years 17 days
The Australian Mutual Fire Insurance Society’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.10 25 Jun 1872 27 Jun 1872 3 days
Customs Seizure of Goods ex ‘Ascalon’ Committee No.15 16 Jul 1872 09 Aug 1872 25 days Chairman
Cohen’s Estate Bill Committee No.11 22 Nov 1872 27 Nov 1872 6 days
Permissive Liquor Bill Committee No.12 22 Nov 1872 12 Feb 1873 2 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
Wharf Accommodation, Sydney Harbour Committee No.7 13 Nov 1872 24 Apr 1873 5 months 12 days
Fire Brigades Bill Committee No.25 14 Feb 1873 25 Apr 1873 2 months 12 days
Transfer of Publicans’ and other License Fees to Municipalities Committee No.31 25 Mar 1873 25 Apr 1873 1 month 1 day
Scott’s Leasing Bill Committee No.11 09 Oct 1873 21 Oct 1873 13 days
Cohen’s Estate Act Amendment Bill Committee No.14 04 Nov 1873 07 Nov 1873 4 days
Australian Joint Stock Bank Act Continuation Bill Committee No.19 25 Nov 1873 05 Dec 1873 11 days
Sydney and Suburban Streets Tramways Bill Committee No.18 21 Nov 1873 19 Dec 1873 29 days
Newtown Omnibus Company’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.24 20 Jan 1874 30 Jan 1874 11 days
Working of Municipalities Committee No.7 19 Sep 1873 22 Apr 1874 7 months 4 days Chairman
Sydney United Omnibus Company’s Tramways Bill Committee No.17 19 Nov 1873 25 Jun 1874 7 months 7 days
Wharf Accommodation, Sydney Harbour Committee No.30 29 Apr 1874 25 Jun 1874 1 month 28 days
Ultimo Presbyterian Church Trustees Bill Committee No.8 13 Nov 1874 26 Nov 1874 14 days Chairman
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 28 Jan 1875 28 Jan 1875 1 day
Dubbo Presbyterian Manse Trustee Bill Committee No.10 27 Apr 1875 29 Apr 1875 3 days
Goulburn Cattle Sale Yards Bill Committee No.11 27 Apr 1875 06 May 1875 10 days
Ultimo Presbyterian Church Trustees Bill Committee No.8 02 Apr 1875 03 Jun 1875 2 months 2 days Chairman
Petition of Mr Stephen Stanbridge Committee No.17 30 Jun 1875 28 Jul 1875 29 days
Petition of Amos Davis Committee No.13 07 May 1875 10 Aug 1875 3 months 4 days
North Shore Gas Bill Committee No.5 19 Nov 1875 08 Dec 1875 20 days
Bathurst Presbyterian Church Trustees Enabling Bill Committee No.12 20 Jan 1876 02 Mar 1876 1 month 12 days
Endowment to Municipal Council of Paddington Committee No.11 11 Jan 1876 29 Mar 1876 2 months 19 days
Petition of Wilson and Cawley Committee No.21 11 Apr 1876 19 Jul 1876 3 months 9 days
Common Lodging Houses Committee No.18 14 Mar 1876 01 Aug 1876 4 months 19 days
Orange Gas-Light Bill Committee No.11 21 Dec 1876 11 Jan 1877 22 days
Sydney Common Improvement Act Amendment Bill Committee No.15 06 Feb 1877 22 Feb 1877 17 days Chairman
Orange Cattle Sale Yards Bill Committee No.14 02 Feb 1877 01 Mar 1877 1 month
Colonial Storekeeper’s Department Committee No.22 17 Jul 1877 11 Oct 1877 2 months 25 days
Mr John Garsed Committee No.17 04 May 1877 11 Oct 1877 5 months 8 days
Sydney Tramway and Omnibus Company (Limited) Bill Committee No.3 23 Jan 1878 20 Mar 1878 1 month 26 days
Inverell Free Church of Eastern Australia Land Sale Bill Committee No.20 20 Mar 1878 28 Mar 1878 9 days
Mineral selection at Mitchell’s Creek Committee No.12 12 Feb 1878 08 May 1878 2 months 27 days
Mr John Garsed Committee No.10 05 Feb 1878 16 May 1878 3 months 12 days
Real Property Act Committee No.14 12 Feb 1878 21 May 1878 3 months 10 days
Sydney Infirmary and Dispensary Bill Committee No.12 18 Oct 1878 29 Oct 1878 12 days
Primitive Methodist Church Temporalities Bill Committee No.17 01 Nov 1878 14 Nov 1878 14 days
Claim of Constable Richard Peard Committee No.19 12 Nov 1878 24 Jul 1879 8 months 13 days
Claim of Messrs Kelleher and Fitzgerald Committee No.10 01 Oct 1878 24 Jul 1879 9 months 24 days
Sydney City and Suburban Tramway and Omnibus Company’s Bill Committee No.14 16 Dec 1879 26 Feb 1880 2 months 11 days
Mineral Selection at Mitchell’s Creek Committee No.11 02 Dec 1879 16 Apr 1880 4 months 15 days Chairman
Bridge over the Parramatta River Committee No.17 10 Feb 1880 13 Jul 1880 5 months 4 days
Claim of Richard Peard Committee No.16 10 Feb 1880 13 Jul 1880 5 months 4 days
Payments to Discharged Prisoners Committee No.10 25 Nov 1879 13 Jul 1880 7 months 19 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1868
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Ironmonger. Educated in a Parish School; orphaned at 10; worked as a farm labourer. Arrived in Sydney as a bounty immigrant on 10 May 1839. Country fencing, tobacco planting, clearing land. Opened an ironmongery in 1846. Opened warehouses and hired 40 employees. Director and Treasurer of Australian Permanent Building and Investment Society. President of Second Industrial Benefit Building and Investment Society. Acquired a country estate at Burradoo. Early supporter of Sydney Mechanics School of Arts. Assisted in founding Sydney Technical College. Commissioner of Amsterdam International Exhibition in 1883; Licensing magistrate from 1882 until 1891. Member of Temperance Alliance. Freemason.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman of the Sydney City Council for Macquarie Ward, 2 December 1861 - 30 November 1877
Personal
Son of James Macintosh, farm manager, and Barbara Watson. Married Caroline Alway on 10 May 1849 and had issue, 4 daughters and 3 sons. Presbyterian.
Additional Information
Personal papers in the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: John Macintosh - papers, 1793 - 1911 ( DLMSQ96 , DLMSQ 98, DLMS 170, DLMS 229)