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Former Member Details

Mr Thomas HUNGERFORD (1823 - 1904)

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Date of Birth: 06/09/1823
Place of Birth: Outside Cork, Cork, Ireland
Date of Death: 04/05/1904
Place of Death: Ashfield, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 21 Jun 1875 26 Jan 1887 11 years 7 months 6 days
Member for Upper Hunter 21 Jun 1875 12 Jul 1875 22 days
Member for Northumberland 29 Oct 1877 14 Apr 1880 2 years 5 months 17 days
Member for Northumberland 18 Jan 1882 23 Nov 1882 10 months 6 days
Member for Upper Hunter 26 Oct 1885 26 Jan 1887 1 year 3 months 1 day
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 28 Nov 1877 28 Nov 1877 1 day
Newcastle Glebe Leasing Bill Committee No.7 30 Jan 1878 07 Feb 1878 9 days
Metropolitan Cattle Sale Yards Committee No.13 12 Feb 1878 20 Mar 1878 1 month 9 days
Refreshment Room No.6 30 Jan 1878 21 May 1878 3 months 22 days
Redmond’s Estate Bill Committee No.11 08 Oct 1878 01 Nov 1878 25 days
Cohen’s Enabling Bill Committee No.26 04 Apr 1879 29 Apr 1879 26 days
Refreshment Room No.4 11 Sep 1878 24 Jul 1879 10 months 14 days
Blandford Proprietary School Bill Committee No.10 11 Oct 1882 26 Oct 1882 16 days
Rotton’s Estate Bill Committee No.13 24 Oct 1882 02 Nov 1882 10 days
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 18 Nov 1885 18 Nov 1885 1 day
Kite’s Leasing Bill Committee No.7 04 Dec 1885 17 Dec 1885 14 days
Muswellbrook Cattle Saleyards Bill Committee No.17 05 Feb 1886 24 Mar 1886 1 month 20 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Pastoralist. Arrived in New South Wales with parents in May 1828 in the 'Alexander Henry'. His father became a settler on large grants in the Hunter River district. Educated in Maitland. Took up Thungalier run near Walgett with his brothers in 1843; became a manager in 1847. Given land in Hunter District by father in 1852; by 1877 had enlarged it to 20,000 acres, growing oranges and wheat; later enlarged it to 25,000 acres. Became a squatter on Culgoa River in 1857. c.1858 took up Gnomery and Wyambah, 250,000 acres on Warrego River in Queensland. Hurt by 1890's depression and drought. By 1896 the Bank of New South Wales had taken over the properties.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Son of Emanuel Hungerford, Captain in the South Cork Militia, and Catherine Loan(e). Married Emma Hollingsworth Wood on 19 June 1852 and had issue, 4 daughters and 5 sons. Married (2) Catherine Mary Mallon and had issue, 3 daughters and 3 sons. Church of England.
Additional Information
Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 4. Biography and portrait in ‘Australian Men of Mark’, Volume 1. Sydney, [?1889] , page 104