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Former Member Details

Mr Edward George BROWN (1829 - 1895)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1829
Place of Birth: Kokadahl, Denmark
Date of Death: 03/08/1895
Place of Death: Tumut, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 20 Aug 1866 25 Jun 1894 27 years 10 months 6 days
Member for Tumut 20 Aug 1866 15 Nov 1869 3 years 2 months 27 days
Member for Tumut 22 Dec 1869 03 Feb 1872 2 years 1 month 13 days
Member for Tumut 24 Jun 1891 25 Jun 1894 3 years 2 days
Camperdown Cemetery Trust Bill Committee No.17 21 Feb 1871 02 Mar 1871 10 days
Petition of James Twaddell Committee No.15 25 Jan 1871 04 May 1871 3 months 10 days
Claims of Mr Spencer, of Gundagai Committee No.13 09 Dec 1870 22 Jun 1871 6 months 14 days
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 15 Jul 1891 15 Jul 1891 1 day
Forfeiture of J.J Ray’s selection in the Land District of Wagga Wagga Committee No.22 29 Sep 1891 09 Dec 1891 2 months 11 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace. Leading warden of All Saints' Church for 25 years.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Pastoralist and agricultural proprietor. Arrived in New South Wales in 1836. Educated at The King's School, Parramatta and later under Dr Woolls. Owner of Blowering Station for many years. Jointly owned Tumut Plains with Mr Harris. The property comprised 2000 acres of the best agricultural land which was let to farmers who grew tobacco and maize at rentals of up to £2 an acre per annum. Also owned Wermatong Station, Tumut and Uoka. The latter held jointly with DF Johnson. Prior to death was an auctioneer.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman for Tumut Council and its Mayor five times.
Son of John, a pastoralist, and Charlotte, nee Dowling. Married Amelia Matilda Shelley on 12 December 1854 and had issue, 8 daughters and 4 sons. Church of England.
Additional Information
Daily Telegraph (Sydney), 29 June 1891, p6; 16 July 1894; Sydney Morning Herald, 15 August 1895, p5; The New South Wales Gazetteer, Sydney 1866; The Biographical Register and other material in the offices of the Australian Dictionary of Biography.