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Former Member Details

Mr Nicholas HAWKEN (1836 - 1908)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1836
Place of Birth: St Austell, Cornwall, England
Date of Death: 13/07/1908
Place of Death: Darlington, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 05 Feb 1887 06 Jun 1891 4 years 4 months 2 days
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 11 Apr 1899 13 Jul 1908 9 years 3 months 3 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 8 April 1899.
Member for Newtown 05 Feb 1887 19 Jan 1889 1 year 11 months 15 days
Member for Newtown 02 Feb 1889 06 Jun 1891 2 years 4 months 5 days
Illawarra Steam Navigation Act Amendment Bill Committee No.7 17 Mar 1887 23 Mar 1887 7 days
Claims of John Gallagher Committee No.21 17 May 1887 05 Jul 1887 1 month 19 days
The Case of Daniel Behan Committee No.20 13 Oct 1887 26 Oct 1887 14 days
Messrs. Hugh McNeill and Party Mineral Lease at Captains Flat Committee No.55 24 Apr 1888 12 Jul 1888 2 months 19 days
Claim of Isaac Barclay Committee No.29 18 Nov 1887 17 Jul 1888 8 months
Claim of Isaac Barclay Committee No.22 05 Jul 1889 17 Jul 1889 13 days
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 26 Nov 1889 26 Nov 1889 1 day
McIlveen & Clift’s Conditional Purchase Committee No.22 01 Jul 1890 30 Sep 1890 3 months
Cook’s River Road Tramways Bill Committee No.26 21 Aug 1890 20 Dec 1890 4 months
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Produce merchant. Educated under J.B Chivers, St Anstell. Arrived in Sydney in 1854. Worked in Shoalhaven district, clearing land until 1856. Settled in Sydney; became a storeman and then managed a produce business. Established firm of Hawken and Vance, produce merchants; author.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman of Darlington for 15 years. Mayor from 1881 until 1883.
Personal
Son of William Hawken and Phillipa Harding. Married Mary Jane Vance on 24 July 1861 and had issue, 5 sons and 8 daughters. Methodist. Funeral at Rookwood cemetery with Methodist rites.
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