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Former Member Details

Mr Michael CHAPMAN (1822 - 1906)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1822
Place of Birth: Cloyne, Ireland
Date of Death: 23/02/1906
Place of Death: Forest Lodge, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 29 Aug 1883 07 Oct 1885 2 years 1 month 9 days
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 05 Feb 1887 06 Jun 1891 4 years 4 months 2 days
Member for Glebe 29 Aug 1883 07 Oct 1885 2 years 1 month 9 days
Member for Glebe 05 Feb 1887 19 Jan 1889 1 year 11 months 15 days
Member for Glebe 02 Feb 1889 06 Jun 1891 2 years 4 months 5 days
St Philip’s Parsonage Bill Committee No.9 23 Oct 1883 07 Nov 1883 16 days
Saywell’s Tramway Bill Committee No.19 22 Nov 1883 18 Jan 1884 1 month 28 days
Singleton Gas Bill Committee No.34 08 Feb 1884 21 Feb 1884 14 days
Boroughs of Randwick and Paddington Bill Committee No.23 07 Dec 1883 05 Mar 1884 2 months 28 days
Tamworth Cattle Sale-yards Bill Committee No.20 28 Nov 1883 09 Apr 1884 4 months 13 days
City Bank Bill Committee No.50 23 May 1884 04 Jun 1884 13 days
Patrick Hannan’s Mining Claim at Temora Committee No.27 20 Dec 1883 02 Jul 1884 6 months 13 days
Petition of Captain Armstrong Committee No.47 06 May 1884 30 Jul 1884 2 months 25 days
Bryan’s Estate Leasing Bill Committee No.63 18 Sep 1884 24 Sep 1884 7 days
Purchase of Railway Rolling Stock Committee No.56 12 Aug 1884 29 Oct 1884 2 months 18 days
Claim of Roderick McKenzie Committee No.40 26 Feb 1884 01 Nov 1884 8 months 7 days
Evan McIntosh’s Conditional Purchase Committee No.59 15 Aug 1884 01 Nov 1884 2 months 18 days
Great Southern Coal-mining Company Railway Bill Committee No.60 02 Sep 1884 01 Nov 1884 2 months
Medical Bill Committee No.52 13 Jun 1884 01 Nov 1884 4 months 20 days
Serisier’s Estate Bill Committee No.61 05 Sep 1884 01 Nov 1884 1 month 28 days
Whaling Road, North Shore Committee No.46 06 May 1884 01 Nov 1884 5 months 27 days
William Frederick Collier’s Conditional Purchase Committee No.58 15 Aug 1884 01 Nov 1884 2 months 18 days
Great Southern Coal-mining Company Railway Bill Committee No.5 26 Nov 1884 27 Nov 1884 2 days
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 17 Mar 1885 17 Mar 1885 1 day
Great Southern Coal-mining Company Railway Bill Committee No.6 20 Mar 1885 27 Mar 1885 8 days
Board’s Settlement Bill Committee No.14 29 Sep 1885 02 Oct 1885 4 days
Christian Chapel Land Sale Bill Committee No.10 25 Sep 1885 02 Oct 1885 8 days
Conditional Purchase of Evan McIntosh Committee No.21 29 Sep 1885 02 Oct 1885 4 days
Great Southern Coal-mining Company Railway Bill Committee No.2 15 Sep 1885 02 Oct 1885 18 days
McLaughlin Estate Bill Committee No.12 25 Sep 1885 02 Oct 1885 8 days
Privilege-Mr Melville, MP Committee No.3 15 Sep 1885 02 Oct 1885 18 days
Randwick Church Land Sale Bill Committee No.16 29 Sep 1885 02 Oct 1885 4 days
Sisters of Charity Estate Bill Committee No.15 29 Sep 1885 02 Oct 1885 4 days
Crisp’s Enabling Bill Committee No.13 31 Mar 1887 15 Apr 1887 16 days
Sydney Corporation Act Amendment Bill Committee No.24 19 May 1887 19 May 1887 1 day
Claim of E.Blakeney v.Pegus Committee No.22 17 May 1887 07 Jun 1887 22 days
Purchase by the Government of land adjoining the Australasian Steam Navigation Company’s Wharf Committee No.10 28 Sep 1887 29 Feb 1888 5 months 2 days
Claim of Isaac Barclay Committee No.29 18 Nov 1887 17 Jul 1888 8 months
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 23 Oct 1888 23 Oct 1888 1 day
Conditional Purchase of James Connelly, Tamworth Committee No.11 29 Nov 1888 16 Jan 1889 1 month 19 days
Bulli Colliery Disaster Fund Bill Committee No.8 20 Nov 1888 17 Jan 1889 1 month 29 days
Illawarra Harbour and Land Corporation Bill Committee No.9 11 Apr 1889 05 Jun 1889 1 month 26 days
Claim of Isaac Barclay Committee No.22 05 Jul 1889 17 Jul 1889 13 days
Stockton Gas and Electricity Bill Committee No.24 10 Jul 1889 19 Jul 1889 10 days
Conditional Purchases made upon Barratta Run Committee No.3 02 Apr 1889 04 Sep 1889 5 months 3 days
Agricultural Society of New South Wales Lease Bill Committee No.9 05 Dec 1889 10 Dec 1889 6 days
Illawarra Harbour and Land Corporation Bill Committee No.6 03 Dec 1889 17 Dec 1889 15 days Chairman
Selection made by James Connelly at Tamworth Committee No.12 01 May 1890 20 Dec 1890 7 months 20 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Vice-President, Board of Directors of Sydney Hospital. Trustee, Hyde, Phillip, Cook and Wentworth Parks. Oddfellow 61 years. Transit Commissioner elected by suburban aldermen) for many periods.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Oil and colourman. Succesful in the oil and colour trade. Purchased Mr Court's extensive oil and colour trade with his business partner, E Beaumont. In 1859-1861 he visited Ireland. Retired oil and colourman when he was elected to the Legislative Assembly. Became a partner in the Sydney firm, Michael and Thomas J Chapman, oil and colourmen. Retired around 1876-1877. Was described as a propety owner at the time of his death.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman of the Sydney City Council for Macquarie Ward from 1 December 1860 until 30 November 1862 and 1 December 1866 until 6 December 1900. Member of the Markets Committee 1891; the Street Traffic Committee 1891; the Specifications and Tenders Committee 1891; the Electricity Lighting Committee 1895; the Fishmarkets Inquiry Committee 1895; the Disposal of Refuse Committee 1895 - 1898; the Works Committee 1899 - 1900; the Garbage Disposal Committee 1899. Mayor from 1871until 1872. Alderman of Glebe Municipal Council from 1866 until 1875 and 1878 until 1893. Mayor 1882 until 1884.
Personal
Son of William Chapman, property owner, and his wife Mary. Arrived in New South Wales in 1840. Married Catherine Shanahan on 11 December 1846 in Sydney and had issue, 1 son and 3 daughters. Methodist.
Additional Information
'The Bulletin', 15 September 1883, p4 'Town and Country Journal', 28 February 1905, p9 ;