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Former Member Details

Mr James Thomas FALLON (1823 - 1886)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1823
Place of Birth: Athlone, Ireland
Date of Death: 26/05/1886
Place of Death: Manly, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 23 Dec 1869 03 Feb 1872 2 years 1 month 12 days
Member for Hume 23 Dec 1869 03 Feb 1872 2 years 1 month 12 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
President of the Albury and Murray River Agricultural and Horticultural Society. Member of the Royal Colonial Institute.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Vigneron. Educated at Athlone Grammar School. Arrived in Sydney on 31 August 1841 as a bounty immigrant farmed for some years near Sydney. Opened a general store and purchased a share in a paddlesteamer Cumberoona. Director of a company which established a Murray Valley Vineyard in 1858. Acquired a vineyard as a sole owner c.1861. Became a vigneron and a wine merchant. By 1892 had a distillery and central depot in Sydney cellars in Melbourne. Exported wine to England, America, India, Ceylon and New Zealand. Prizes included Vienna in 1873 and London in 1875, Bordeaux in 1882. Manufactured the first champagne from Australian grapes in 1876.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Son of James, farmer, and Margaret Norton. Unmarried. Roman Catholic.
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