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Former Member Details

Mr Andrew Taylor KERR (1837 - 1907)

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Date of Birth: 10/11/1837
Place of Birth: Green Swamp near Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 15/11/1907
Place of Death: Orange, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 04 Mar 1879 23 Nov 1882 3 years 8 months 20 days
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 08 Feb 1888 15 Nov 1907 19 years 9 months 8 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 30 December 1887
Member for Orange 04 Mar 1879 09 Nov 1880 1 year 8 months 6 days
Member for Orange 24 Nov 1880 23 Nov 1882 2 years
St Leonards Roman Catholic School Land Sale Bill Committee No.8 13 Nov 1879 20 Nov 1880 1 year 8 days
Presbyterian Church Property Management Bill Committee No.15 30 Aug 1881 27 Sep 1881 29 days Chairman
Royal Society of New South Wales Incorporation Bill Committee No.19 16 Sep 1881 27 Sep 1881 12 days
Hill’s Estate Bill Committee No.22 19 Oct 1881 02 Dec 1881 1 month 14 days
Mrs Clyne’s Conditional Purchase Committee No.6 12 Sep 1882 02 Nov 1882 1 month 22 days
Rotton’s Estate Bill Committee No.13 24 Oct 1882 02 Nov 1882 10 days
Political Party Activity
Freetrade; Liberal.
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1865.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Pastoralist. Educated at J.F Castles boarding school, Sydney. Managed fathers stations near Wellington. After fathers death managed them for himself and sister from 1866 until 1877, when he sold the last of them. In partnership with J.H Gilmorn, of Bathurst, acquired cattle runs on Coopers Creek. Queensland. Director of Orange Butter Company. President of Orange Building Society. Member and Trustee of Orange Hospital Board. Member of Licensing Bench and Public School Board. Freemason. Elder of Orange Presbyterian Church.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of Andrew Kerr, pastoralist and Scottish migrant, and Elizabeth Livingstone. Married Isabel Helen Dunbar Johnson on 18 March 1863 at Sydney and had issue, 2 daughters and 4 sons. Presbyterian. Buried in Presbyterian cemetery at Orange.
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