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Former Member Details

Mr Alexander (1) HUTCHISON (1838 - 1917)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1838
Place of Birth: Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland
Date of Death: 01/08/1917
Place of Death: Arcadia, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 12 Feb 1887 06 Jun 1891 4 years 3 months 26 days
Member for Canterbury 12 Feb 1887 19 Jan 1889 1 year 11 months 8 days
Member for Canterbury 02 Feb 1889 06 Jun 1891 2 years 4 months 5 days
Christian Chapel Lands Sale Bill Committee No.30 25 Nov 1887 14 Dec 1887 20 days
Cooma Church of England Land Sale Bill Committee No.61 21 Jun 1888 27 Jun 1888 7 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Founded Good Templars Lodge at East Maitland in 1878. Grand Chief Templar in 1881.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Orchardist. Educated at public school in Galston, Scotland. Journeyed to Glasgow in 1859; worked for McPhun, publishers representing the firm in Edinburgh and Bristol; conducted own publishing business in Bristol. Arrived in New South Wales with his family on 25 September 1876, on the ship 'Brisbane', out of London. Became principal of A. Hutchison & Son, book and picture importers and publishers. Their head office was in Maitland East, and had branches in Sydney, Newcastle, Tamworth and Tinonee, on the Manning River. Selected land at Galston in New South Wales c.1885. Managed the Casual Labour Farm at Pitt Town for eight years before retiring to his orchard at Upper Galston (now Arcadia) which he named after his native town of Galston, in Scotland.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Married Martha Bryce at Townforte, Darvel, Scotland, on 23 january 1857 and they had one daughter (Martha) and two sons (John and Alexander; John died in infancy). Methodist. Both Alexander and Martha Hutchison are buried in the Uniting Church Cemetery, Derriwong Lane, Dural, in unmarked graves.
Additional Information
The photograph and some biographical details were supplied by his family.