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Former Member Details

Mr William Fraser MARTIN (1834 - 1917)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1834
Place of Birth: Inverness, Scotland
Date of Death: 25/10/1917
Place of Death: Redfern, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 22 Nov 1880 19 Jan 1889 8 years 1 month 29 days
Member for West Sydney 22 Nov 1880 23 Nov 1882 2 years 2 days
Member for Shoalhaven 14 Feb 1887 19 Jan 1889 1 year 11 months 6 days
Vale of Clwydd and Lithgow Valley Company’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.21 04 Apr 1881 06 Apr 1881 3 days
Vale of Clwydd and Lithgow Valley Company’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.21 06 Jul 1881 02 Aug 1881 28 days
Grafton Presbyterian Church Land Sale Bill Committee No.24 28 Oct 1881 24 Nov 1881 28 days
Blandford Proprietary School Bill Committee No.10 11 Oct 1882 26 Oct 1882 16 days
Mrs Clyne’s Conditional Purchase Committee No.6 12 Sep 1882 02 Nov 1882 1 month 22 days
Trustees of Presbyterian Cemetery at Maclean Committee No.21 13 Oct 1887 26 Oct 1887 14 days
Kiama Tramway Act Amendment Bill Committee No.49 01 Mar 1888 10 Apr 1888 1 month 12 days
Claim of Isaac Barclay Committee No.29 18 Nov 1887 17 Jul 1888 8 months Chairman
Young Wallsend Coal Company’s Railway Bill Committee No.6 01 Nov 1888 08 Nov 1888 8 days
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 29 Apr 1890 29 Apr 1890 1 day
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Commercial agent and produce merchant. Arrived in New South Wales c.1837 with parents, who took up farming. Travelled extensively in New South Wales and Victoria during gold rushes, prospecting and digging. In 1859 became a farmer. Later became a commercial agent and produce merchant in Sydney. Orangeman.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Son of William Martin, farmer, and Elizabeth Fraser. Married Mary McFarlane on 28 April 1859 at Morpeth and had issue, 2 sons. Presbyterian.
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