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Former Member Details

Mr Montagu Consett STEPHEN (1827 - 1872)

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Date of Birth: 28/04/1827
Place of Birth: Hobart Town, Tasmania, Australia
Date of Death: 19/05/1872
Place of Death: London, England
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 23 Dec 1869 13 Dec 1870 11 months 21 days
Member for Canterbury 23 Dec 1869 13 Dec 1870 11 months 21 days
Standing Orders Committee No.3 02 Feb 1870 22 Feb 1870 21 days
Mr Alexander Walker Scott – Land taken by Hunter River Railway Committee No.9 18 Feb 1870 29 Mar 1870 1 month 12 days
Sydney Infirmary Committee No.14 01 Mar 1870 22 Apr 1870 1 month 25 days
Public Vehicles and Boats Committee No.6 08 Feb 1870 29 Apr 1870 2 months 22 days
Mr Richard Henry Wright Committee No.25 27 Apr 1870 07 May 1870 11 days
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.5 11 Aug 1870 03 Nov 1870 2 months 24 days
Standing Orders Committee No.3 12 Aug 1870 22 Mar 1871 7 months 11 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Lawyer (solicitor) and Pastoralist. Educated in Hobart Town, Sydney College under W.T Cape, and in 1843 at Tonbridge, England. Returned to Van Diemen's Land in 1844; articled to Robert Pitcairn. Admitted as a solicitor in 1849; became a partner with Charles Lowe from 1850 until 1852, practised alone until 1864. Solicitor to the Australian Mutual Provident Society almost continuously from 1850. Trustee and director of Perpetual Building and Investment Society. In 1860s with Edward Knox held several pastoral runs in Queensland. On council of Law Institute of New South Wales. On committee of volunteer club. Devout Anglican. Member of first and second Sydney Diocesan synods of 1866 and 1870; active member of standing committee; lay representative on Provincial Synod in 1869. On committee of Anti-Transportation Association of 1850.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman of Woollahra and Mayor from 1868 until 1870.
Personal
Son of (Sir) Alfred Stephen and Virginia Consett. Married Emily Clara Jennings Smith on 25 May 1853. Church of England.
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