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Former Member Details

Sir Julian Emanuel SALOMONS (1836 - 1909)

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Date of Birth: 04/11/1836
Place of Birth: Edgbaston, Birmingham, England
Date of Death: 06/04/1909
Place of Death: Woollahra, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 11 Aug 1870 14 Feb 1871 6 months 4 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 5 August 1870
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 07 Mar 1887 20 Feb 1899 11 years 11 months 14 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 7 March 1887
Solicitor General 18 Dec 1869 15 Dec 1870 11 months 28 days
Vice President of the Executive Council 07 Mar 1887 16 Jan 1889 1 year 10 months 10 days
Vice President of the Executive Council 23 Oct 1891 26 Jan 1893 1 year 3 months 4 days
Representative of Government 11 Aug 1870 15 Dec 1870 4 months 5 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Lawyer (barrister). Educated privately. Arrived in Sydney on 4 September 1853; worked as a stockbrokers clerk and in a bookshop. By 1857 had passed preliminary examination of Barristers Admission Board. Returned to England with the financial assistance of the Jewish community. Entered Grays Inn in October 1858 and was called to the Bar in January 1861. Returned to New South Wales and was called to the New South Wales Bar in July 1861. Became a successful barrister; Gazetted as Chief Justice from 12 November 1886 until 27 November 1886. Resigned before being sworn in. Elected as New South Wales Agent General in London from 1899 until 1900. Retired from practice in 1907; had investments in sugar industry. Became a skilled debater. Trustee of National Art Gallery of New South Wales. Member of Barristers Admission Board from 1872 until 1873. Prominent in Jewish affairs. Visited Europe frequently for health. Changed name to Salomons c.1858. Founder of Sydney's Jewish community.
Military Service
Honours Received
Knighted in 1891. Queens Counsel in 1881
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Only son of Emanuel Salomons, merchant, and his wife Levien. Married Louisa Salomons on 17 December 1862 in England and had issue, 2 daughters. Jewish.
Additional Information
Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 6