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Former Member Details

Mr Travers JONES (1832 - 1908)

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Date of Birth: 02/03/1832
Place of Birth: County West Meath, Ireland
Date of Death: 09/06/1908
Place of Death: Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 30 Oct 1885 08 Jul 1898 12 years 8 months 9 days
Member for Tumut 30 Oct 1885 26 Jan 1887 1 year 2 months 28 days
Member for Tumut 19 Feb 1887 19 Jan 1889 1 year 11 months 1 day
Member for Tumut 02 Feb 1889 06 Jun 1891 2 years 4 months 5 days
Member for Tumut 17 Jul 1894 05 Jul 1895 11 months 19 days
Member for Tumut 24 Jul 1895 08 Jul 1898 2 years 11 months 15 days
Wyatt Estate Leasing Bill Committee No.6 04 Dec 1885 11 Feb 1886 2 months 8 days
Moorebank Estate Bill Committee No.28 30 Mar 1886 06 May 1886 1 month 7 days
New South Wales Trustees Executors and Agency Company’s Bill Committee No.19 16 Feb 1886 11 May 1886 2 months 26 days
Mrs Payten’s Estate Leasing Bill Committee No.43 08 Jun 1886 24 Jun 1886 17 days
Inverell Church of England Lands Sale Bill Committee No.46 11 Jun 1886 06 Jul 1886 26 days
Australian Joint Stock Bank Amendment Bill Committee No.48 15 Jun 1886 22 Jul 1886 1 month 8 days
Willoughby and Gordon Tramway Bill Committee No.54 13 Jul 1886 03 Aug 1886 22 days
Silverton Tramway Bill Committee No.60 10 Aug 1886 26 Aug 1886 17 days
Claim of Matthew McIvor to a Tinmine at Pheasants Creek Committee No.58 23 Jul 1886 27 Aug 1886 1 month 5 days
Borough of East St Leonard’s Wharves Bill Committee No.64 03 Sep 1886 09 Sep 1886 7 days
Claim of Matthew McIvor to a Tinmine at Pheasants Creek Committee No.8 22 Mar 1887 21 Apr 1887 1 month Chairman
Claim of Cornelius Grady Committee No.18 29 Apr 1887 05 Jul 1887 2 months 7 days
Claims of John Gallagher Committee No.21 17 May 1887 05 Jul 1887 1 month 19 days
Victorian Coal-mining Company’s Extension Bill Committee No.32 29 Nov 1887 01 Dec 1887 3 days
Broken Hill Water Supply Bill Committee No.51 04 Apr 1888 21 Jun 1888 2 months 18 days
Wagga Wagga Cattle Sale yards Bill Committee No.19 24 Jun 1890 14 Aug 1890 1 month 22 days
Tumut School of Arts Site Sale Bill Committee No.30 27 Aug 1890 04 Sep 1890 9 days Chairman
Forfeiture of Henry Crowe’s Conditional Purchase, county of Harden Committee No.39 04 Nov 1890 12 Dec 1890 1 month 9 days
Claims of William Tom, James Tom and JHA Lister as the first discoverers of gold in Australia Committee No.27 26 Aug 1890 18 Dec 1890 3 months 23 days
Ryan’s Conditional Purchases at Wagga Wagga Committee No.17 03 Jun 1890 18 Dec 1890 6 months 16 days
Claim of John O’Brien, Tyagong Goldfield Committee No.7 30 Apr 1890 20 Dec 1890 7 months 21 days
Deepwater and Mount Galena Tramway Bill Committee No.36 24 Mar 1892 28 Mar 1892 5 days
Claim of James Guihen, of Broger’s Creek Committee No.28 07 Jun 1893 13 Jun 1893 7 days
Application of Mr J.F Connelly to Mine in the Parish of Currajong Committee No.12 28 Nov 1893 08 Dec 1893 11 days
Application of Mr J.F Connelly to Mine in the Parish of Currajong Committee No.10 13 Mar 1894 01 May 1894 1 month 19 days
Conditional Purchase made by George Vincent, in the District of Gundagai. Committee No. 17 19 Apr 1895 05 Jul 1895 2 months 17 days
Cootamundra Racecourse Bill. Committee No. 7 30 Oct 1894 05 Jul 1895 8 months 6 days
Selection made by Martin Tully Committee No.8 17 Sep 1895 17 Oct 1895 1 month 1 day
Illawarra Harbour and Land Corporation Act Amendment Bill Committee No.12 09 Oct 1895 22 Oct 1895 14 days
Dismissal of Constable Easterbrook Committee No.7 17 Sep 1895 20 Nov 1895 2 months 4 days
Sydney and North Sydney Bridge and Tramway Bill Committee No.10 25 Jun 1896 16 Jul 1896 22 days
Narrandera Roman Catholic Church Trustees Enabling Bill Committee No.15 02 Jul 1896 22 Jul 1896 21 days
Borough of Cudgegong Cattle Saleyards Bill Committee No.25 17 Sep 1896 24 Sep 1896 8 days
Claim of Captain Rossi Committee No.20 28 Jul 1896 01 Oct 1896 2 months 4 days
Senior Sergeant Vaughan’s Reduction and Removal from Narrandera Committee No.24 08 Sep 1896 29 Oct 1896 1 month 22 days
Land fronting Throsby and Cottage Creeks, sold by A.A Dangar, Esquire Committee No.18 28 Jul 1896 16 Nov 1896 3 months 20 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Mine owner. Arrived in Port Phillip in 1852. Miner and mine manager for 25 years. Accident at Rutherglen in 1878 robbed him of the use of his hands. He became owner mines at Muttama and Adelong.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Son of Gustavus Jones of Belville, Athlone. Married Emily Crowe on 17 November 1875 at Eurongelly and had issue, 3 daughters and 3 sons. Methodist.
Additional Information
The Parliamentary Archives hold papers donated by his descendants: PRS 514.LA/P. Travers Jones Papers, 1887 - 1965 Item Description 1 PA Document 155.LA/P: Invitation to Travers Jones and family from the Governor (Lord Carrington) to attend Government House to witness the illumination of the Harbour to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee [1887] 2 PA Document 156.LA/P: Invitation from the Speaker to Travers Jones to attend the State Banquet to celebrate the Centenary of the Colony, 26 January 1888 (Colour lithograph) 3 PA Document 157.LA/P: Invitation from the Council of the Agricultural Society of NSW to attend the Great Centennial Intercolonial Exhibition, January 1888 4 PA Document 158.LA/P: Invitation to Travers Jones from the Mayor of Sydney (Alderman John Harris) to attend a Ball at the Town Hall on 27 November 1889 in Commemoration of the Opening of the Centennial Hall 5 PA Document 159.LA/P: Menu of the Banquet to the Members of the National [Federation] Convention, 2 March 1891 (Colour lithograph) 6 PA Document 160.LA/P: Manuscript Speech: To the Electors of The Tumut@. For the July 1894 General Elections 7 PA Document 161.LA/P: Memorial Card: In Loving Remembrance of Emily, Dearly Loved Wife of Travers Jones, Died September 19, 1904, Aged 56 Years 8 PA Document 162.LA/P: Memorial Card: In Loving Memory of Travers Jones who departed this life on the 9th day of June 1908. Interred in C. of E. Cemetery, Rookwood, 1th June. No. 2709, Sec. 4" 9 Travers Jones - The Family Register. Foolscap typescript, 2 pages, nd 10 Newspaper Clippings: i. The Adelong and Tumut Express, Friday 12 June 1908. Obituary of Travers Jones on page 2 (broadsheet) ii. The Adelong Argus and Tumut and Gundagai Advertiser, Tuesday 26 November 1889 (broadsheet) iii. The Adelong Argus and Tumut and Gundagai Advertiser, Tuesday 16 June 1908 Obituary of Travers Jones (clipping) iv. Clipping: unknown source and date: Result of the Election v. Clipping: unknown source and date: Mr Travers Jones ... vi. The Gundagai Independent (?) nd: Bidgeeridoo History - The Gundagai to Tumut Railway vii. The Gundagai Independent, Monday 13 March 1972: Tumut Railway Opening (As described in the Gundagai Independent 14 October 1903) viii. Clipping: unknown source (? Sydney Morning Herald) and date (? 1965): The House: from 1856 to Askin (Review of AThe Parliament of New South Wales, by Geoffrey Hawker) 11 Photograph: Travers Jones, nd. EXTRACTED and placed with the Pictures. SEE PA Picture 6666.LA/P