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Former Member Details

Mr William Thomas POOLE (1828 - 1902)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1828
Place of Birth: London, England
Date of Death: 07/02/1902
Place of Death: Redfern, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 18 Nov 1880 07 Oct 1885 4 years 10 months 20 days
Member for South Sydney 18 Nov 1880 25 Nov 1882 2 years 8 days
Member for South Sydney 02 Dec 1882 07 Oct 1885 2 years 10 months 6 days
Mount Kembla Coal and Oil Company’s Railway Bill Committee No.9 25 Jan 1881 28 Jan 1881 4 days
Sydney Hospital Bill Committee No.15 11 Mar 1881 16 Mar 1881 6 days
Assisted Immigration Committee No.8 18 Jan 1881 05 Apr 1881 2 months 19 days
Balmain Cemetery Bill Committee No.5 13 Jan 1881 06 Apr 1881 2 months 25 days
Hall’s Estate Bill Committee No.13 11 Feb 1881 06 Apr 1881 1 month 27 days
Balmain Cemetery Bill Committee No.6 07 Jul 1881 09 Aug 1881 1 month 3 days
Armidale Roman Catholic Church School and Presbytery Land Sale Bill Committee No.16 30 Aug 1881 08 Sep 1881 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
Denton’s Estate Leasing and Mortgaging Bill Committee No.20 23 Sep 1881 06 Oct 1881 14 days
Institute of Surveyors Incorporation Bill Committee No.17 06 Sep 1881 11 Oct 1881 1 month 6 days
Width of Streets and Lanes Bill Committee No.14 26 Aug 1881 21 Oct 1881 1 month 26 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
Tamworth Gas and Coke Company’s Bill Committee No.12 10 Aug 1881 09 Dec 1881 4 months
Dubbo Gas Company’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.28 07 Dec 1881 14 Dec 1881 8 days
Land in Macquarie street, Parramatta Committee No.29 15 Dec 1881 20 Dec 1881 6 days
Albury Gas Company’s Bill Committee No.14 24 Oct 1882 03 Nov 1882 11 days
Dubbo Gas Company’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.11 20 Oct 1882 14 Nov 1882 26 days
Land in Macquarie street, Parramatta Committee No.8 03 Oct 1882 21 Nov 1882 1 month 19 days
Mineral Lease at Vegetable Creek Committee No.7 12 Sep 1882 21 Nov 1882 2 months 10 days
Mort’s Bay Improvement Bill Committee No.16 16 Nov 1882 21 Nov 1882 6 days
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 17 Jan 1883 17 Jan 1883 1 day
Blandford Proprietary School Bill Committee No.9 06 Feb 1883 13 Feb 1883 8 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
Redhead Coal-mine Railway Bill Committee No.15 07 Mar 1883 09 Mar 1883 3 days
Cohen’s Estate Bill Committee No.18 30 Mar 1883 04 Apr 1883 6 days
Wollongong Gas-light Company’s Bill Committee No.19 04 Apr 1883 18 Apr 1883 15 days
The Case of Captain Armstrong Committee No.11 16 Feb 1883 25 Apr 1883 2 months 10 days
Standing Orders Committee No.3 18 Jan 1883 02 May 1883 3 months 15 days
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 29 May 1883 29 May 1883 1 day
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 09 Oct 1883 09 Oct 1883 1 day
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
Monk-Wearmouth Colliery Railway Bill Committee No.25 18 Dec 1883 15 Feb 1884 1 month 29 days
Great Cobar Copper Mining Company’s Tramway Bill Committee No.28 23 Jan 1884 19 Feb 1884 28 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 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
Claim of Matthew McIvor to a Tin Mine at Pheasant’s Creek Committee No.42 25 Mar 1884 09 Oct 1884 6 months 15 days
Purchase of Railway Rolling Stock Committee No.56 12 Aug 1884 29 Oct 1884 2 months 18 days
Blandford Proprietary School Bill Committee No.54 15 Jul 1884 01 Nov 1884 3 months 18 days
Point Piper Road Committee No.57 13 Aug 1884 01 Nov 1884 2 months 20 days
Standing Orders Committee No.3 10 Oct 1883 01 Nov 1884 1 year 23 days
Standing Orders Committee No.2 19 Nov 1884 27 Nov 1884 9 days
Standing Orders Committee No.2 17 Mar 1885 27 Mar 1885 11 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Sugar grower and miller. Went to work at an early age and worked as a contractor on railways. Arrived in South Australia in 1851, shipwrecked and penniless. Engaged in railway contracting in New South Wales. District surveyor for City of Sydney. Purchased estate in the Macleay district where pioneered sugar growing; erected a sugar mill at Kempsey; later transferred to Fiji. Vice president of National Association of 1891, president in 1892, Prominent Member of Loyal Orange Institution; Deputy Grand Master in 1882. Visited England in 1885.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman at Redfern from 1891 until 1900. Mayor for 1895 until 1896.
Personal
Son of Daniel Cluttenbuck Poole, farmer, and his wife Eliza Quiddington. Married (1) Emma Mary Slemmings on 31 December 1853 at Sydney and they had 2 daughters and 3 sons. Married (2) Mary Sinclair Macfie on 21 June 1867 at Pitt Town and they had 4 daughters and 2 sons. Presbyterian.
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