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Former Member Details

Mr John EALES (1831 - 1894)

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Date of Birth: 01/02/1831
Place of Birth: Berry Park, Hunter River, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 30/04/1894
Place of Death: Duckenfield, Hunter River, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 15 Dec 1880 30 Apr 1894 13 years 4 months 16 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 10 December 1880
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Landlord and racehorse breeder. Educated by W.T. Cape in Sydney. First managed, and later inherited, his father’s Duckenfield estate, completing and enlarging the magnificent mansion which his father had begun. He earned his income from taking on tenant farmers as well as breeding racehorses and other stock.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of John Eales, a landed proprietor and Jane. Married Ann Maria Gain on 23rd February 1861 at Duckenfield, Hunter River and had issue, 6 sons. Church of England.
Additional Information
Australian Dictionary of Biography, volume 3; The Biographical Register and other material in the offices of the Australian Dictionary of Biography