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Former Member Details

Mr Walter LAMB (1825 - 1906)

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Date of Birth: 08/01/1825
Place of Birth: London, England
Date of Death: 13/11/1906
Place of Death: Rooty Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 27 Feb 1889 03 Nov 1893 4 years 8 months 8 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 22 February 1889
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Pastoralist, fruit grower and processor, Company Director. Arrived in Sydney with parents on 6 May 1829. Educated at W.T Cape's School then under Cape at Sydney School. Became a junior clerk in father's mercantile firm and was admitted as a partner in 1847, taking active part in management until 1863, when he retired from mercantile pursuits. Became a breeder of shorthorn cattle then a pastoralist. Had a large irrigated orchard and started a fruit canning and preserving works becoming a managing director. Stored large quantities of hay and silage. One of first Directors of Colonial Sugar Refining Company. Active in anti transportation league. On Council of Agricultural Society of New South Wales. Great patron of coursing.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of John Lamb and Emma Trant. Married (1) Jane Cox c.1846 and had issue, 1 daughter. Married (2) Margaret Elizabeth Dangar on 11 February 1858 and had issue, 4 daughters and 5 sons. Church of England.
Additional Information
Australian Dictionary of Biography (ADB), Volume 5