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Former Member Details

Mr Richard STEVENSON (1832 - 1899)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1832
Place of Birth: Egham, Surrey, England
Date of Death: 14/05/1899
Place of Death: Putty, near Wollombi, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 17 Dec 1886 14 May 1899 12 years 4 months 28 days
Member for Wollombi 17 Dec 1886 26 Jan 1887 1 month 10 days
Member for Wollombi 19 Feb 1887 19 Jan 1889 1 year 11 months 1 day
Member for Wollombi 09 Feb 1889 06 Jun 1891 2 years 3 months 29 days
Member for Wollombi 29 Jun 1891 25 Jun 1894 2 years 11 months 28 days
Member for Northumberland 17 Jul 1894 05 Jul 1895 11 months 19 days
Member for Northumberland 27 Jul 1898 14 May 1899 9 months 18 days
Christian Chapel Lands Sale Bill Committee No.30 29 Jun 1887 13 Jul 1887 15 days
The Case of Daniel Behan Committee No.20 13 Oct 1887 26 Oct 1887 14 days
Trustees of Presbyterian Cemetery at Maclean Committee No.21 13 Oct 1887 26 Oct 1887 14 days
Leichhardt Council Chambers (Mortgage) Bill Committee No.23 08 Nov 1887 15 Nov 1887 8 days
Oakey Park Coal mining Company’s Railway Bill Committee No.42 10 Feb 1888 27 Mar 1888 1 month 18 days
Goulburn and Tuena Tramway Bill Committee No.58 07 Jun 1888 19 Jun 1888 13 days Chairman
Cooma Church of England Land Sale Bill Committee No.61 21 Jun 1888 27 Jun 1888 7 days
Claim of Isaac Barclay Committee No.29 18 Nov 1887 17 Jul 1888 8 months
John Tierney’s Conditional Purchase Committee No.16 11 Oct 1887 24 Jul 1888 9 months 14 days
Resumption of Edward Irby’s Land at Bluff River Committee No.27 15 Nov 1887 24 Jul 1888 8 months 10 days
Windsor Gas-light Company (Limited) Act Amendment Bill Committee No.12 06 Dec 1888 07 Dec 1888 2 days
Silkstone Coal-mine Railway Bill Committee No.14 19 Dec 1888 15 Jan 1889 28 days
Conditional Purchase of Evan McIntosh, Currabubula Committee No.10 29 Nov 1888 16 Jan 1889 1 month 19 days
Conditional Purchase of James Connelly, Tamworth Committee No.11 29 Nov 1888 16 Jan 1889 1 month 19 days
Toronto Tramway Bill Committee No.7 04 Apr 1889 11 Apr 1889 8 days Chairman
Silkstone Coal-mine Railway Bill Committee No.10 17 Apr 1889 30 Apr 1889 14 days
Windsor Gaslight Company (Limited) Act Amendment Bill Committee No.15 04 Jun 1889 14 Jun 1889 11 days
Claim of Isaac Barclay Committee No.22 05 Jul 1889 17 Jul 1889 13 days
Selections by John Harrison, of Lismore Committee No.25 19 Jul 1889 23 Jul 1889 5 days
Conditional Purchase of Zachary Benn, Richmond River District Committee No.26 19 Jul 1889 30 Jul 1889 12 days
Working of the Fisheries Act Committee No.13 21 May 1889 27 Aug 1889 3 months 7 days
Library Committee No.5 03 Apr 1889 10 Oct 1889 6 months 8 days
Library Committee No.4 27 Nov 1889 21 Dec 1889 25 days
Toronto Tramway Act Amendment Bill Committee No.11 01 May 1890 06 May 1890 6 days Chairman
Goulburn Water Supply Charges Bill Committee No.14 21 May 1890 05 Jun 1890 16 days
Australian Banking Company of Sydney Bill Committee No.35 24 Sep 1890 08 Oct 1890 15 days
Ryan’s Conditional Purchases at Wagga Wagga Committee No.17 03 Jun 1890 18 Dec 1890 6 months 16 days
Conveyance of Mails to and from General Post Office, Sydney Committee No.43 18 Nov 1890 19 Dec 1890 1 month 2 days
Conditional Purchases of J.Smith, JMD Sullivan, and A.Campbell, Land District of Lismore Committee No.28 26 Aug 1890 20 Dec 1890 3 months 25 days
Hay Athenaeum Trustees Enabling Bill Committee No.48 18 Dec 1890 20 Dec 1890 3 days
Library Committee No.4 30 Apr 1890 20 Dec 1890 7 months 21 days
Library Committee No.3 26 May 1891 02 Jun 1891 8 days
Australian Banking Company of Sydney Bill Committee No.10 06 Aug 1891 18 Aug 1891 13 days
Casino School of Arts Enabling Bill Committee No.9 05 Aug 1891 17 Sep 1891 1 month 13 days
Silkstone Coal-mine Railway Act Amending Bill Committee No.23 23 Nov 1891 26 Nov 1891 4 days
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
Conditional Purchase by James Young, at Gosford Committee No.30 21 Dec 1891 04 Feb 1892 1 month 15 days Chairman
Conditional purchase by Zachary Benn, Richmond River District Committee No.34 01 Feb 1892 22 Feb 1892 22 days
Raymond Terrace Mechanics School of Arts Sale Bill Committee No.14 16 Nov 1892 29 Nov 1892 14 days
Simpson’s Railway Bill Committee No.12 16 Nov 1892 21 Dec 1892 1 month 6 days
Silkstone Coal-mine Railway Act Amending Bill Committee No.10 15 Nov 1893 21 Nov 1893 7 days
Mr Walsh’s Contract for Construction of Cooper’s Creek Bridge Committee No.11 21 Nov 1893 08 Dec 1893 18 days
Nepean Cottage Hospital Bill. Committee No. 8 13 Nov 1894 05 Jul 1895 7 months 23 days
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Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Retired journalist. Worked in printing house in England. Arrived in New South Wales in 1851. Joined Sydney Morning Herald on arrival and remained with it until 1861, except for a year at gold diggings. Purchased a newspaper and travelled abroad. No later occupation and resided at Enmore at death.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Married Louise Whitehouse c.1862 at Grafton and had no issue. Church of England.
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