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Former Member Details

Mr Richard DRIVER (1829 - 1880)

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Date of Birth: 16/09/1829
Place of Birth: Cabramatta, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 07/07/1880
Place of Death: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 10 Dec 1860 07 Jul 1880 19 years 6 months 28 days
Member for West Macquarie 10 Dec 1860 10 Nov 1864 3 years 11 months 1 day
Member for West Macquarie 21 Dec 1864 15 Nov 1869 4 years 10 months 26 days
Member for Carcoar 17 Dec 1869 03 Feb 1872 2 years 1 month 18 days
Member for Windsor 20 Feb 1872 28 Nov 1874 2 years 9 months 9 days
Member for Fitzgerald’s Enabling Bill Committee No.8 01 Dec 1875 14 Dec 1875 14 days
Member for Windsor 16 Dec 1874 22 Mar 1877 2 years 3 months 7 days
Member for Windsor 03 Apr 1877 12 Oct 1877 6 months 10 days
Member for Windsor 01 Nov 1877 07 Jul 1880 2 years 8 months 7 days
Secretary for Lands 22 Mar 1877 16 Aug 1877 4 months 26 days
Chairman of Committees 18 Nov 1875 22 Aug 1876 9 months 5 days
Chairman of Committees 15 Mar 1878 21 May 1878 2 months 7 days
Hosking’s Trust Bill Committee No.22 19 Feb 1861 11 May 1861 2 months 23 days
Mackenzie’s Marriage Settlement Trustees Bill Committee No.23 19 Feb 1861 11 May 1861 2 months 23 days
State and Management of the Sydney Domain Committee No.20 19 Feb 1861 11 May 1861 2 months 23 days
Tanners and Curriers Bill Committee No.27 27 Mar 1861 11 May 1861 1 month 15 days
Resignation of Mr Quodling, late Inspector of Roads in the Northern Districts Committee No.19 26 Nov 1861 15 Jan 1862 1 month 21 days
Benevolent Asylum, Sydney Committee No.8 27 Sep 1861 20 Jan 1862 3 months 25 days
Distribution of Relief to Sufferers by last Flood at Windsor Committee No.5 17 Sep 1861 20 Jan 1862 4 months 4 days Chairman
Richmond Bridge Company’s Act Amendment Bill Committee No.11 01 Oct 1861 20 Jan 1862 3 months 21 days
Seamen Committee No.9 01 Oct 1861 20 Jan 1862 3 months 21 days
Gibson’s Estate Bill Committee No.27 02 Sep 1862 04 Sep 1862 3 days
Co-operative Coal Mining Company’s Bill Committee No.31 16 Sep 1862 24 Sep 1862 9 days
Mr Charles Phillips Lawrence Committee No.19 05 Aug 1862 29 Oct 1862 2 months 25 days
Management of the Central Police Office Committee No.13 08 Jul 1862 12 Dec 1862 5 months 5 days Chairman
Pitt Street Tramway Committee No.16 25 Jul 1862 12 Dec 1862 4 months 18 days
Fisheries Protection Bill Committee No.38 17 Oct 1862 20 Dec 1862 2 months 4 days
Cardiff Coal Company’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.17 04 Sep 1863 10 Sep 1863 7 days
Bathurst Market Bill Committee No.36 30 Mar 1864 31 Mar 1864 2 days Chairman
Disorganized State of the Public Works Department Committee No.28 06 Oct 1863 07 Apr 1864 6 months 2 days
Tom Dight Mackenzie Committee No.38 01 Apr 1864 21 Apr 1864 21 days
Mr James K.Montgomery – Claim for Compensation Committee No.24 15 Sep 1863 22 Apr 1864 7 months 8 days Chairman
Fisheries Bill Committee No.9 24 Mar 1865 03 May 1865 1 month 10 days
Parramatta Market Bill Committee No. 14 02 May 1865 09 May 1865 8 days
Elizabeth Castle Committee No.16 16 May 1865 07 Jun 1865 23 days Chairman
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 24 Oct 1865 24 Oct 1865 1 day
Clarence and New England Steam Navigation Company’s Bill Committee No.9 14 Nov 1865 12 Dec 1865 29 days Chairman
William Goodin Committee No.11 21 Nov 1865 22 Dec 1865 1 month 2 days
Reserve, Lavender Bay Committee No.16 06 Mar 1866 29 Mar 1866 24 days
Conduct of City Coroner Committee No.14 19 Dec 1865 07 Apr 1866 3 months 20 days Chairman
Hartley Kerosene Oil and Paraffine Company’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.9 04 Sep 1866 25 Sep 1866 22 days Chairman
Campbell’s Exchange of Ways Bill Committee No.11 25 Sep 1866 05 Oct 1866 11 days
Parramatta Market Bill Committee No.14 05 Oct 1866 11 Oct 1866 7 days
Reserve, Lavender Bay Committee No.6 31 Jul 1866 23 Oct 1866 2 months 23 days
The Unemployed Committee No.19 01 Nov 1866 04 Dec 1866 1 month 4 days
Sydney Common Improvement Bill Committee No.23 06 Dec 1866 13 Dec 1866 8 days Chairman
Fisheries Act Amendment Bill Committee No.20 02 Nov 1866 22 Dec 1866 1 month 21 days Chairman
Sydney Common Improvement Act Amendment Bill Committee No.23 16 Mar 1868 18 Mar 1868 3 days Chairman
Oyster Fisheries Protection Bill Committee No.7 02 Jul 1867 27 Apr 1868 9 months 26 days
St Andrew’s Cathedral Close Bill Committee No.8 02 Jul 1867 27 Apr 1868 9 months 26 days
Duties of Master in Equity Committee No.7 12 Jan 1869 24 Feb 1869 1 month 13 days
Training Ship “Vernon” Committee No.8 12 Jan 1869 25 Mar 1869 2 months 14 days Chairman
Robert’s Trust Bill Committee No.7 08 Oct 1869 13 Oct 1869 6 days
Prince Alfred Park Enclosure Bill Committee No.10 21 Oct 1869 22 Oct 1869 2 days Chairman
Alleged losses in consequence of insecurity of Post Office, Sofala Committee No.13 26 Oct 1869 13 Nov 1869 19 days
Petition of Mrs Mary Fogg Committee No.14 27 Oct 1869 13 Nov 1869 18 days Chairman
Mrs Mary Fogg Committee No.18 22 Mar 1870 29 Apr 1870 1 month 8 days Chairman
Alleged Losses in consequence of insecurity of Post Office at Sofala Committee No.20 25 Mar 1870 07 May 1870 1 month 13 days
Claims of Mr Bartholomew Rush Committee No.7 25 Aug 1870 23 Sep 1870 30 days
Ham Common Resumption Bill Committee No.11 14 Oct 1870 02 Nov 1870 20 days
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.5 11 Aug 1870 03 Nov 1870 2 months 24 days
Parramatta Gas Company’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.8 07 Dec 1871 14 Dec 1871 8 days
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.5 14 Nov 1871 01 Feb 1872 2 months 19 days
Parramatta Gas Company’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.6 14 Jun 1872 20 Jun 1872 7 days
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.2 02 May 1872 10 Jul 1872 2 months 9 days
The Petersham Church Grant Bill Committee No.8 20 Jun 1872 25 Jul 1872 1 month 6 days
The Civil Service Committee No.16 30 Jul 1872 02 Aug 1872 4 days
Administration of the Land Law Committee No.14 05 Jul 1872 06 Aug 1872 1 month 2 days
Petersham Church Grant Bill Committee No.9 14 Nov 1872 15 Jan 1873 2 months 2 days
Petition of John Dargin Committee No.14 26 Nov 1872 31 Jan 1873 2 months 6 days
Permissive Liquor Bill Committee No.12 22 Nov 1872 12 Feb 1873 2 months 22 days
The Civil Service Committee No.6 12 Nov 1872 05 Mar 1873 3 months 22 days
Bathurst Cattle Sale Yards Bill Committee No.24 07 Feb 1873 14 Mar 1873 1 month 8 days
Underwood’s Estate Bill Committee No.21 04 Feb 1873 25 Mar 1873 1 month 22 days
Case of Senior Constable Tant Committee No.30 14 Mar 1873 25 Apr 1873 1 month 12 days
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.2 05 Nov 1872 25 Apr 1873 5 months 21 days
Australian Jockey Club Bill Committee No.8 01 Oct 1873 08 Oct 1873 8 days
Mercantile Bank of Sydney Bill Committee No.9 01 Oct 1873 08 Oct 1873 8 days
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.6 11 Sep 1873 25 May 1874 8 months 15 days
Drummond Copper Mining Company’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.31 18 May 1874 25 Jun 1874 1 month 8 days
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.7 04 Nov 1874 26 Nov 1874 23 days
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.2 28 Jan 1875 31 Mar 1875 2 months 4 days
Petition of Messrs. Blomfield and Munford Committee No.9 20 Apr 1875 11 Aug 1875 3 months 23 days
Bathurst Markets Amendment Bill Committee No.17 07 Mar 1876 17 Mar 1876 11 days Chairman
Endowment to Municipal Council of Paddington Committee No.11 11 Jan 1876 29 Mar 1876 2 months 19 days
Murrumbidgee Turf Club Bill Committee No.20 22 Mar 1876 19 Apr 1876 29 days
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.6 16 Nov 1875 27 Apr 1876 5 months 12 days
Lunatic Asylum, Parramatta Committee No.25 01 Aug 1876 22 Aug 1876 22 days
Throsby’s Leasing Act Amendment Bill Committee No.16 09 Feb 1877 16 Feb 1877 8 days
Macquarie Coal Company’s Railway Bill Committee No.12 30 Jan 1877 18 Feb 1877 20 days Chairman
Orange Cattle Sale Yards Bill Committee No.14 02 Feb 1877 01 Mar 1877 1 month Chairman
Lunatic Asylum, Parramatta Committee No.5 19 Dec 1876 09 May 1877 4 months 21 days
Orange Gas-Light Bill Committee No.11 21 Dec 1876 11 Oct 1877 9 months 21 days
Refreshment Room No.4 14 Dec 1876 11 Oct 1877 9 months 28 days
Clarence and New England Steam Navigation Company’s Act Amendment Bill Committee No.11 08 Feb 1878 28 Feb 1878 21 days Chairman
Metropolitan Cattle Sale Yards Committee No.13 12 Feb 1878 20 Mar 1878 1 month 9 days
Sydney Tramway and Omnibus Company (Limited) Bill Committee No.3 23 Jan 1878 20 Mar 1878 1 month 26 days Chairman
Petition of Patrick and Michael Griffin Committee No.22 29 Mar 1878 16 May 1878 1 month 18 days
Sunday Sale of Liquors Prevention Bill Committee No.21 22 Mar 1878 16 May 1878 1 month 25 days Chairman
Josiah Pitty’s Conditional Purchase Committee No.17 12 Mar 1878 21 May 1878 2 months 10 days
Real Property Act Committee No.14 12 Feb 1878 21 May 1878 3 months 10 days
Refreshment Room No.6 30 Jan 1878 21 May 1878 3 months 22 days
Parramatta Town Hall Bill Committee No.7 17 Sep 1878 09 Oct 1878 23 days
Sydney Infirmary and Dispensary Bill Committee No.12 18 Oct 1878 29 Oct 1878 12 days
Address of Condolence with Her Majesty The Queen Committee No.21 17 Dec 1878 17 Dec 1878 1 day
Jury List – Deniliquin Committee No.13 22 Oct 1878 20 May 1879 6 months 29 days
Petition of Patrick and Michael Griffin Committee No.14 22 Oct 1878 20 May 1879 6 months 29 days
Pilot Steamer “Captain Cook” Committee No.15 22 Oct 1878 04 Jul 1879 8 months 13 days
Claim of Messrs Kelleher and Fitzgerald Committee No.10 01 Oct 1878 24 Jul 1879 9 months 24 days
Refreshment Room No.4 11 Sep 1878 24 Jul 1879 10 months 14 days
Wagga Wagga Common Committee No.27 02 May 1879 24 Jul 1879 2 months 23 days
Sydney City and Suburban Tramway and Omnibus Company’s Bill Committee No.14 16 Dec 1879 26 Feb 1880 2 months 11 days Chairman
Sydney City and Suburban Tramway and Omnibus Company’s Bill Committee No.14 16 Dec 1879 26 Feb 1880 2 months 11 days
Dismissal of Mr Daniels, Railway Trial Surveyor Committee No.21 16 Apr 1880 13 Jul 1880 2 months 28 days
Refreshment Room No.4 29 Oct 1879 13 Jul 1880 8 months 15 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Chairman of the Tattersalls Club in 1860's and 1875 - 1880. Member of the Royal Sydney Yacht Club. Foundation President of the Australian Patriotic Association in 1868.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Lawyer (Solicitor). Articled to G.R Nichols and J.Williams. Admitted as a Solicitor 1856. Solicitor to Corporation of Sydney in 1859. Commenced an extensive practice in police courts. Trustee of the Sydney Cricket Ground. Freemason. Recreational interests include cricket, racing, sailing and rowing.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Son of Richard Driver a hotel keeper, and Elizabeth Powell. Married Elizabeth Marlow on 7 February 1871. Church of England.
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