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Former Member Details

Mr George DAY (1826 - 1906)

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Date of Birth: 29/10/1826
Place of Birth: Hawkesbury River district, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 13/07/1906
Place of Death: Petersham, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 29 Dec 1874 19 Jan 1889 14 years 22 days
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 27 Feb 1889 13 Jul 1906 17 years 4 months 17 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act; Date of Writ of Summons 22 February 1889
Member for Hume 29 Dec 1874 12 Oct 1877 2 years 9 months 14 days
Member for Hume 05 Nov 1877 09 Nov 1880 3 years 5 days
Member for Albury 17 Nov 1880 23 Nov 1882 2 years 7 days
Member for Albury 04 Dec 1882 07 Oct 1885 2 years 10 months 4 days
Member for Albury 16 Oct 1885 26 Jan 1887 1 year 3 months 11 days
Member for Albury 11 Feb 1887 19 Jan 1889 1 year 11 months 9 days
Petition of Mr Stephen Stanbridge Committee No.17 30 Jun 1875 28 Jul 1875 29 days
Diseases affecting Live Stock Committee No.19 15 Jul 1875 11 Aug 1875 28 days
Bathurst Presbyterian Church Trustees Enabling Bill Committee No.12 20 Jan 1876 02 Mar 1876 1 month 12 days
Cooma Roman Catholic Church Trustees Bill Committee No.15 24 Feb 1876 02 Mar 1876 8 days
Bathurst Markets Amendment Bill Committee No.17 07 Mar 1876 17 Mar 1876 11 days
Murrumbidgee Turf Club Bill Committee No.20 22 Mar 1876 19 Apr 1876 29 days
Nevell’s Leasing Bill Committee No.23 25 Apr 1876 28 Apr 1876 4 days
The Case of Alfred Arnold Committee No.24 16 May 1876 27 Jun 1876 1 month 12 days
Diseases affecting Live Stock Committee No.7 26 Nov 1875 13 Jul 1876 7 months 18 days
Petition of Wilson and Cawley Committee No.21 11 Apr 1876 19 Jul 1876 3 months 9 days
Report of Examiner of Coal Fields on Land held by Messrs Garrett and Greville Committee No.26 04 Aug 1876 17 Aug 1876 14 days
Report of Examiner of Coal Fields on Land held by Messrs Garrett and Greville Committee No.26 04 Aug 1876 17 Aug 1876 14 days
Newcastle Glebe Leasing Bill Committee No.18 15 May 1877 28 Sep 1877 4 months 14 days
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
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.2 30 Nov 1877 31 Jan 1878 2 months 2 days
Newcastle Glebe Leasing Bill Committee No.7 30 Jan 1878 07 Feb 1878 9 days
Lyndhurst Sale Bill Committee No.9 31 Jan 1878 13 Feb 1878 14 days Chairman
Simon’s Estate Bill Committee No.16 27 Feb 1878 12 Mar 1878 14 days
Inverell Free Church of Eastern Australia Land Sale Bill Committee No.20 20 Mar 1878 28 Mar 1878 9 days
Patrick Nugent’s Conditional Purchase Committee No.18 19 Mar 1878 03 Apr 1878 16 days Chairman
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
The Governor's Opening Speech Committee No. 1 10 Sep 1878 10 Sep 1878 1 day
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.8 11 Sep 1878 27 Sep 1878 17 days
Parramatta Town Hall Bill Committee No.7 17 Sep 1878 27 Sep 1878 11 days
The Glebe Borough Bill Committee No.5 13 Sep 1878 27 Sep 1878 15 days
Sydney Infirmary and Dispensary Bill Committee No.12 18 Oct 1878 29 Oct 1878 12 days
City of Goulburn Gas and Coke Company’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.16 31 Oct 1878 15 Nov 1878 16 days
Address of Condolence with Her Majesty The Queen Committee No.21 17 Dec 1878 17 Dec 1878 1 day
Orange Town Hall Sale Bill Committee No.22 31 Jan 1879 07 Feb 1879 8 days
Chippendale Roman Catholic Church Land Sale Bill Committee No.25 21 Mar 1879 02 Apr 1879 13 days
Dubbo Mechanics Institute Transfer Bill Committee No.23 11 Feb 1879 24 Jul 1879 5 months 14 days
Josiah Pitty’s Conditional Purchase at Deniliquin Committee No.9 01 Oct 1878 24 Jul 1879 9 months 24 days
Merriwa Church and Presbytery Land Sale Bill Committee No.18 16 Mar 1880 31 Mar 1880 16 days
Archibald Thompson’s Trust Estate Bill Committee No.19 31 Mar 1880 09 Apr 1880 10 days
Mineral Selection at Mitchell’s Creek Committee No.11 02 Dec 1879 16 Apr 1880 4 months 15 days
Petition of Mrs Mary Jones Committee No.22 04 May 1880 08 Jul 1880 2 months 5 days
Petition of Mr E.W Rudder Committee No.26 22 Jun 1880 09 Jul 1880 18 days
Assisted Immigration Committee No.20 06 Apr 1880 13 Jul 1880 3 months 8 days
Claim of Anne Jane Cox for loss of her Conditional Purchase Committee No.23 18 May 1880 13 Jul 1880 1 month 26 days
Claim of John O’Brien Committee No.25 15 Jun 1880 13 Jul 1880 29 days
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.6 30 Oct 1879 13 Jul 1880 8 months 14 days
Sites for New Hospitals Committee No.15 10 Feb 1880 13 Jul 1880 5 months 4 days
St Leonards Roman Catholic School Land Sale Bill Committee No.8 13 Nov 1879 20 Nov 1880 1 year 8 days
Australian Steam Navigation Act Amendment Bill Committee No.14 10 Mar 1881 17 Mar 1881 8 days
Assisted Immigration Committee No.8 18 Jan 1881 05 Apr 1881 2 months 19 days
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 05 Jul 1881 05 Jul 1881 1 day
Roger’s Estate Bill Committee No.11 22 Jul 1881 31 Aug 1881 1 month 10 days
Australian Gas Light Company’s Bill Committee No.8 12 Jul 1881 23 Sep 1881 2 months 12 days
Moffitt’s Estate Enabling Bill Committee No.18 06 Sep 1881 05 Oct 1881 1 month
Borough of Newcastle Leasing and Improving Bill Committee No.23 21 Oct 1881 28 Oct 1881 8 days
Cudgegong Town Hall Bill Committee No.25 28 Oct 1881 23 Nov 1881 27 days
Grafton Presbyterian Church Land Sale Bill Committee No.24 28 Oct 1881 24 Nov 1881 28 days
Singleton Gas Bill Committee No.21 29 Sep 1881 28 Nov 1881 2 months
Hill’s Estate Bill Committee No.22 19 Oct 1881 02 Dec 1881 1 month 14 days
Lands granted to the Australian Agricultural Company Committee No.7 08 Jul 1881 13 Dec 1881 5 months 6 days
Albury Gas Company’s Bill Committee No.14 24 Oct 1882 03 Nov 1882 11 days Chairman
Dubbo Gas Company’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.11 20 Oct 1882 14 Nov 1882 26 days
Australian Gas Light Company’s Bill Committee No.8 31 Jan 1883 01 Mar 1883 1 month 1 day
Albury Gas Company’s Bill Committee No.13 28 Feb 1883 06 Mar 1883 7 days
Heley’s Estate Bill Committee No.14 07 Mar 1883 16 Mar 1883 10 days
The Case of Captain Armstrong Committee No.11 16 Feb 1883 25 Apr 1883 2 months 10 days
Mr Lamont Young and Party Committee No.20 06 Apr 1883 02 May 1883 27 days
Dubbo Cattle Sale-yards Bill Committee No.8 14 Oct 1883 18 Oct 1883 5 days
Dubbo Gas Company’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.5 11 Oct 1883 25 Oct 1883 15 days
Hutchinson’s Estate Bill Committee No.11 25 Oct 1883 16 Nov 1883 23 days
Grafton Lighting Company’s Bill Committee No.24 13 Dec 1883 08 Feb 1884 1 month 27 days
Monk-Wearmouth Colliery Railway Bill Committee No.25 18 Dec 1883 15 Feb 1884 1 month 29 days
Singleton Gas Bill Committee No.34 08 Feb 1884 21 Feb 1884 14 days
Engineering Association Incorporation Bill Committee No.37 22 Feb 1884 26 Feb 1884 5 days
Boroughs of Randwick and Paddington Bill Committee No.23 07 Dec 1883 05 Mar 1884 2 months 28 days
Burrowa Roman Catholic Church Land Sale Bill Committee No.32 29 Jan 1884 27 Mar 1884 1 month 28 days
Ryan’s Conditional Purchases at Wagga Wagga Committee No.21 28 Nov 1883 09 Apr 1884 4 months 13 days
Tamworth Cattle Sale-yards Bill Committee No.20 28 Nov 1883 09 Apr 1884 4 months 13 days
The case of Mr J.H Handsaker Committee No.41 04 Mar 1884 17 Apr 1884 1 month 14 days
George Dougherty’s Conditional Purchase Committee No.35 14 Feb 1884 22 May 1884 3 months 9 days
City Bank Bill Committee No.50 23 May 1884 04 Jun 1884 13 days
O’Doud’s Estate Leasing Bill Committee No.48 08 May 1884 06 Jun 1884 30 days Chairman
Mr Lamont Young and Party Committee No.6 12 Oct 1883 25 Jun 1884 8 months 14 days Chairman
Petition of Captain Armstrong Committee No.47 06 May 1884 30 Jul 1884 2 months 25 days Chairman
Serisier’s Estate Bill Committee No.61 05 Sep 1884 18 Sep 1884 14 days
Bryan’s Estate Leasing Bill Committee No.63 18 Sep 1884 24 Sep 1884 7 days
McIlveen and Clift’s Conditional Purchase Committee No.26 18 Dec 1883 29 Oct 1884 10 months 12 days
Blandford Proprietary School Bill Committee No.54 15 Jul 1884 01 Nov 1884 3 months 18 days
Claim of Roderick McKenzie Committee No.40 26 Feb 1884 01 Nov 1884 8 months 7 days
Conditional Purchase on Miller’s Creek Run Committee No.49 21 May 1884 01 Nov 1884 5 months 12 days
Evan McIntosh’s Conditional Purchase Committee No.59 15 Aug 1884 01 Nov 1884 2 months 18 days
Road through Mr Polson’s property, Manning River Committee No.53 11 Jul 1884 01 Nov 1884 3 months 22 days
William Frederick Collier’s Conditional Purchase Committee No.58 15 Aug 1884 01 Nov 1884 2 months 18 days
Conditional Purchase of Evan McIntosh Committee No.21 29 Sep 1885 02 Oct 1885 4 days
Randwick Church Land Sale Bill Committee No.16 29 Sep 1885 02 Oct 1885 4 days Chairman
Sisters of Charity Estate Bill Committee No.15 29 Sep 1885 02 Oct 1885 4 days Chairman
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 18 Nov 1885 18 Nov 1885 1 day
Barker’s Estate Bill Committee No.11 11 Dec 1885 16 Dec 1885 6 days
Newcastle Steamship Company’s Preferential Shares Bill Committee No.18 16 Feb 1886 23 Feb 1886 8 days
Randwick Church Land Sale Bill Committee No.26 30 Mar 1886 01 Apr 1886 3 days Chairman
Sisters of Charity Estate Bill Committee No.25 30 Mar 1886 06 Apr 1886 8 days Chairman
Maryville Colliery Company Railway Bill Committee No.20 24 Feb 1886 29 Apr 1886 2 months 6 days
George Dougherty’s Conditional Purchase Committee No.27 30 Mar 1886 03 May 1886 1 month 4 days
Moorebank Estate Bill Committee No.28 30 Mar 1886 06 May 1886 1 month 7 days
West Wallsend and Monk Wearmouth Railway Bill Committee No.30 31 Mar 1886 06 May 1886 1 month 6 days
Pringle’s Estate Mortgage Bill Committee No.31 06 Apr 1886 11 May 1886 1 month 6 days
Parramatta Church School Bill Committee No.42 25 May 1886 10 Jun 1886 17 days
Bird Estate Bill Committee No.35 05 May 1866 11 Jun 1886 20 years 1 month 7 days
Bird Estate Bill Committee No.35 05 May 1886 11 Jun 1886 1 month 7 days
Cooma Church of England Parsonage Bill Committee No.45 11 Jun 1886 18 Jun 1886 8 days
Mrs Payten’s Estate Leasing Bill Committee No.43 08 Jun 1886 24 Jun 1886 17 days
Bowenfels Coal mining and Copper Smelting Company’s Railway (Sale and Vesting) Bill Committee No.36 05 May 1886 06 Jul 1886 2 months 2 days
Inverell Church of England Lands Sale Bill Committee No.46 11 Jun 1886 06 Jul 1886 26 days
Mr Henry Arthur Hough Committee No.47 11 Jun 1886 08 Jul 1886 28 days
Privilege-Mr Barbour, MP Committee No.53 22 Jun 1886 22 Jul 1886 1 month 1 day
Claim of Charles Stevens Committee No.41 21 May 1886 06 Aug 1886 2 months 17 days
Pharmaceutical Society of New South Wales Incorporation Bill Committee No.55 15 Jul 1886 11 Aug 1886 28 days
Penrith Water and Gas Supply Committee No.61 13 Aug 1886 18 Aug 1886 6 days
Silverton Tramway Bill Committee No.60 10 Aug 1886 26 Aug 1886 17 days
Illawarra Steam Navigation Act Amendment Bill Committee No.62 24 Aug 1886 27 Aug 1886 4 days
Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts Incorporation Bill Committee No.56 15 Jul 1886 01 Sep 1886 1 month 18 days
Settled Estates Bill Committee No.39 14 May 1886 03 Sep 1886 3 months 21 days
Electric Light in Parliamentary Buildings Committee No.63 27 Aug 1886 25 Oct 1886 1 month 29 days
Evan McIntosh’s Conditional Purchase at Currabubula Committee No.8 04 Dec 1885 25 Oct 1886 10 months 22 days
Refreshment Committee No.5 03 Dec 1885 25 Oct 1886 10 months 23 days
Sullivan’s Estate Bill Committee No.67 21 Oct 1886 25 Oct 1886 5 days
Illawarra Steam Navigation Act Amendment Bill Committee No.7 17 Mar 1887 23 Mar 1887 7 days
Crisp’s Enabling Bill Committee No.13 31 Mar 1887 15 Apr 1887 16 days Chairman
Claim of Matthew McIvor to a Tinmine at Pheasants Creek Committee No.8 22 Mar 1887 21 Apr 1887 1 month
Claim of Charles Stevens Committee No.16 05 Apr 1887 03 Jun 1887 1 month 30 days
West Wallsend and Monk Wearmouth Act Amendment Bill Committee No.27 09 Jun 1887 16 Jun 1887 8 days
Albury Cattle Sale Yards Bill Committee No.20 10 May 1887 30 Jun 1887 1 month 21 days
Borough of Balmain Wharves Bill Committee No.31 29 Jun 1887 05 Jul 1887 7 days
Thomas Thompson’s Conditional Purchase made at Moama Committee No.12 29 Mar 1887 12 Jul 1887 3 months 14 days
Conditional Purchases on Pericoota Run Committee No.11 29 Mar 1887 13 Jul 1887 3 months 15 days
James Fyfe’s Conditional Purchase Committee No.14 05 Apr 1887 13 Jul 1887 3 months 9 days
Refreshment Committee No.5 15 Mar 1887 13 Jul 1887 3 months 29 days
Robert Mackrell’s Conditional Purchase at Forbes Committee No.15 06 Apr 1887 13 Jul 1887 3 months 8 days
Tramway from Kogarah to Sans Souci Committee No.9 22 Mar 1887 13 Jul 1887 3 months 22 days
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.6 22 Sep 1887 11 Oct 1887 20 days
North Shore, Manly and Pittwater Tramway and Railway Bill Committee No.18 12 Oct 1887 25 Oct 1887 14 days
Yass Roman Catholic Church Land Sale Bill Committee No.19 13 Oct 1887 26 Oct 1887 14 days
Leichhardt Council Chambers (Mortgage) Bill Committee No.23 08 Nov 1887 15 Nov 1887 8 days
Thomas Thompson’s Conditional Purchase made at Moama Committee No.14 07 Oct 1887 01 Dec 1887 1 month 25 days
Victorian Coal-mining Company’s Extension Bill Committee No.32 29 Nov 1887 01 Dec 1887 3 days
Redhead Coal-mine Railway Act Amending Bill Committee No.36 20 Dec 1887 15 Feb 1888 1 month 27 days Chairman
Saint Saviour’s Glebe Land Leasing Bill Committee No.40 22 Dec 1887 01 Mar 1888 2 months 9 days
Robert Mackrell’s Conditional Purchase at Forbes Committee No.26 08 Nov 1887 20 Mar 1888 4 months 13 days
Parramatta Municipal Quarries Bill Committee No.47 01 Mar 1888 22 Mar 1888 22 days
Parramatta, Church street, Amended Alignment Bill Committee No.48 01 Mar 1888 22 Mar 1888 22 days
Silverton Tramway Act Amending Bill Committee No.45 29 Feb 1888 22 Mar 1888 23 days Chairman
Sydney Hydraulic Power Company’s Bill Committee No.43 10 Feb 1888 22 Mar 1888 1 month 13 days
Liverpool Church of England Grammar School Land Sale Bill Committee No.54 19 Apr 1888 25 Apr 1888 7 days
Petition of George Matcham Pitt, junior Committee No.33 16 Dec 1887 26 Apr 1888 4 months 11 days
Broken Hill and Suburban Gas Company’s Bill Committee No.52 10 Apr 1888 03 May 1888 24 days Chairman
Sydney and Suburban Electric Lighting Bill Committee No.41 08 Feb 1888 16 May 1888 3 months 9 days
Mrs Ann Rouse’s Conditional Purchase, parish of Kahibah Committee No.22 25 Oct 1887 06 Jun 1888 7 months 13 days
Sydney and Suburban Hydraulic Power Company’s Bill Committee No.57 02 May 1888 06 Jun 1888 1 month 5 days
West Maitland Cattle Sale-yards Bill Committee No.60 12 Jun 1888 14 Jun 1888 3 days
Goulburn and Tuena Tramway Bill Committee No.58 07 Jun 1888 19 Jun 1888 13 days
Cooma Church of England Land Sale Bill Committee No.61 21 Jun 1888 27 Jun 1888 7 days Chairman
Evan McIntosh’s Conditional Purchase at Currabubula Committee No.11 29 Sep 1887 24 Jul 1888 9 months 26 days
Practice of Medicine and Surgery Committee No.15 11 Oct 1887 24 Jul 1888 9 months 14 days
Refreshment Committee No.4 21 Sep 1887 24 Jul 1888 10 months 4 days
Resumption of Edward Irby’s Land at Bluff River Committee No.27 15 Nov 1887 24 Jul 1888 8 months 10 days
Robert Munford’s Conditional Purchases, parish of Metz Committee No.38 20 Dec 1887 24 Jul 1888 7 months 5 days
Whaling Road, North Shore Committee No.44 10 Feb 1888 24 Jul 1888 5 months 15 days
Young Wallsend Coal Company’s Railway Bill Committee No.6 01 Nov 1888 08 Nov 1888 8 days
Windsor Gas-light Company (Limited) Act Amendment Bill Committee No.12 06 Dec 1888 07 Dec 1888 2 days
Broken Hill Water Supply Bill Committee No.13 07 Dec 1888 11 Jan 1889 1 month 5 days Chairman
Conditional Purchase of Evan McIntosh, Currabubula Committee No.10 29 Nov 1888 16 Jan 1889 1 month 19 days
Conditional Purchase of James Connelly, Tamworth Committee No.11 29 Nov 1888 16 Jan 1889 1 month 19 days
Selections by John Harrison, of Lismore Committee No.9 27 Nov 1888 16 Jan 1889 1 month 21 days
Refreshment Committee No.4 24 Oct 1888 27 Jan 1889 3 months 4 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1866. President of Albury District Hospital Board and the Agricultural Society and the Racing Club. Benefactor of St Thomas' Church, Petersham and Lewisham Hospital
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Station manager and flour miller. Educated at Windsor and Richmond. Country entrepreneur. At 14 joined brother James, manager of Momba station near the Snowy River. Managed other stations with his brother. Travelled to the Bendigo Diggings in 1852. Opened a store at Livingston Creek on Omeo Goldfield in 1853. With his brother leased the Tabletop station near Albury 1856 until 1859. Purchased Quat Quatta station on the Murray River for £15,000, and a few years later Yarra Yarra stn near Holbrook where they ran 6,000 cattle. Journeyed to Albury c. 1860; rented then purchased Fanny Ceres flour mill; also stock and station agent.
Military Service
Honours Received
Created Knight of St Gregory by Pope Leo XIII
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman of Albury Council from 1868 until 1878. Alderman and Mayor of Albury Council 1869 - 1870 and 1873
Personal
Son of John Day, farmer, and his wife Jane Connolly. Married Eliza Williams in 1849, daughter of John Williams; they had no children. Roman Catholic.
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