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Former Member Details

Mr William HALLIDAY (1828 - 1892)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1828
Place of Birth: Dumfries, Scotland
Date of Death: 25/08/1892
Place of Death: Woollahra, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 08 Sep 1885 25 Aug 1892 6 years 11 months 18 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 31 August 1885.
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Pastoralist. Learnt sheep farming from father in Scotland. Migrated to Victoria in 1852. Worked for Wilson brothers in Wimmera. Purchased Brookong Station in New South Wales in 1873. Early member of Pastoralists Union of New South Wales. Active on pastoralists behalf during Maritime Strike. President of Urana Turf Club. Vice President of cricket club.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of William Halliday and Margaret Harvey. Married Marion Irving in 1852 and had issue, 4 daughters and 1 son. Presbyterian.
Additional Information
Biography and portrait in ‘Australian Men of Mark’, Volume 1. Sydney, [?1889] , page 357