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Former Member Details

Mr Joseph Benjamin OLLIFFE (1835 - 1930)

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Date of Birth: 10/09/1835
Place of Birth: Cork, Ireland
Date of Death: 06/09/1930
Place of Death: Randwick, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 02 Dec 1882 26 Jan 1887 4 years 1 month 25 days
Member for South Sydney 02 Dec 1882 07 Oct 1885 2 years 10 months 6 days
Member for South Sydney 16 Oct 1885 26 Jan 1887 1 year 3 months 11 days
Working of the Fisheries Act of 1881 Committee No.7 30 Jan 1883 21 Apr 1883 2 months 23 days
Windsor Gaslight Company’s Bill Committee No.12 25 Oct 1883 12 Feb 1884 3 months 19 days
Tamworth Cattle Sale-yards Bill Committee No.20 28 Nov 1883 09 Apr 1884 4 months 13 days
Vale of Clwydd Coal Mining Company’s Bill Committee No.23 01 Oct 1885 02 Oct 1885 2 days
Claim of Mr Thomas Horton Committee No.15 28 Jan 1886 10 Feb 1886 14 days
Board’s Settlement Bill Committee No.24 30 Mar 1886 09 Apr 1886 11 days
New South Wales Trustees Executors and Agency Company's Bill Committee No.19 16 Feb 1886 11 May 1886 2 months 26 days
Pringle’s Estate Mortgage Bill Committee No.31 06 Apr 1886 11 May 1886 1 month 6 days
Bennett’s Railway Bill Committee No.34 21 Apr 1886 28 May 1886 1 month 8 days
Parramatta Public Baths Bill Committee No.37 14 May 1886 10 Jun 1886 28 days
Bowenfels Coal mining and Copper Smelting Company’s Railway (Sale and Vesting) Bill Committee No.36 05 May 1886 06 Jul 1886 2 months 2 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Publican. Arrived in New South Wales c.1837. Became a hotel keeper c.1869; from c.1872 was a licensee of Hyde Park Hotel. Set up as a wine and spirits merchant c.1883.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Son of Joseph Benjamin, innkeeper, and Ann Osborne. Baptised at Saints Mary & Ann Shandon Roman Catholic Church, Cork, Ireland. Married Elizabeth Catherine Callaghan on 22 May 1861 at Maitland and had issue, 13 children with 4 daughters and 5 sons surviving. Roman Catholic. Buried in Roman Catholic section of Waverley cemetery.
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