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Former Member Details

The Hon. John KIDD (1838 - 1919)

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Date of Birth: 01/09/1838
Place of Birth: Brechin, Forfarshire, Scotland
Date of Death: 08/04/1919
Place of Death: Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 20 Nov 1880 16 Jul 1904 23 years 7 months 27 days
Member for Camden 20 Nov 1880 23 Nov 1882 2 years 4 days
Member for Camden 19 Oct 1885 26 Jan 1887 1 year 3 months 8 days
Member for Camden 09 Feb 1889 06 Jun 1891 2 years 3 months 29 days
Member for Camden 20 Jun 1891 26 Oct 1891 4 months 7 days
Member for Camden 03 Nov 1891 25 Jun 1894 2 years 7 months 23 days
Member for Camden 17 Jul 1894 05 Jul 1895 11 months 19 days
Member for Camden 27 Jul 1898 10 Apr 1901 2 years 8 months 15 days
Member for Camden 20 Apr 1901 11 Jun 1901 1 month 23 days
Member for Camden 03 Jul 1901 16 Jul 1904 3 years 14 days
Postmaster General 27 Oct 1891 02 Aug 1894 2 years 9 months 7 days
Secretary for Mines and Minister for Agriculture 10 Apr 1901 29 Aug 1904 3 years 4 months 20 days
Kurrajong Land and Riley Street Surry Hills Land Sales Bill Committee No.6 13 Jan 1881 21 Jan 1881 9 days
Berrima Coal Mine Railway Bill Committee No.12 10 Feb 1881 17 Feb 1881 8 days
Hall’s Estate Bill Committee No.13 11 Feb 1881 06 Apr 1881 1 month 27 days
Australian Gas Light Company’s Bill Committee No.8 12 Jul 1881 23 Sep 1881 2 months 12 days
Denton’s Estate Leasing and Mortgaging Bill Committee No.20 23 Sep 1881 06 Oct 1881 14 days
Dubbo Gas Company’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.28 07 Dec 1881 14 Dec 1881 8 days
Dubbo Gas Company’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.11 20 Oct 1882 14 Nov 1882 26 days
Mineral Lease at Vegetable Creek Committee No.7 12 Sep 1882 21 Nov 1882 2 months 10 days
Maryville Colliery Company Railway Bill Committee No.20 24 Feb 1886 29 Apr 1886 2 months 6 days
West Wallsend and Monk Wearmouth Railway Bill Committee No.30 31 Mar 1886 06 May 1886 1 month 6 days
Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts Incorporation Bill Committee No.56 15 Jul 1886 01 Sep 1886 1 month 18 days
Mr Daniel Behan Committee No.59 06 Aug 1886 25 Oct 1886 2 months 20 days
Silkstone Coal-mine Railway Bill Committee No.10 17 Apr 1889 30 Apr 1889 14 days
Redhead Coalmine Railway Act Amending Bill Committee No.19 03 Jul 1889 17 Jul 1889 15 days
Robert Munford’s Conditional Purchases made at Molong Committee No.21 03 Jul 1889 17 Jul 1889 15 days
Mrs Cunynghame, Late superintendent of Macquarie Street Asylum for Infirm and Destitute, Parramatta Committee No.23 05 Jul 1889 27 Sep 1889 2 months 23 days
Sydney and Suburban Electric Lighting Bill Committee No.14 31 May 1889 10 Oct 1889 4 months 10 days
Agricultural Society of New South Wales Lease Bill Committee No.9 05 Dec 1889 10 Dec 1889 6 days
Mr Manning, Chairman of Licensing Bench at Ryde Committee No.7 03 Dec 1889 17 Dec 1889 15 days
City of Newcastle Gas and Coke Company’s Electric and other light Bill Committee No.15 22 May 1890 11 Jun 1890 21 days
Borough of Willoughby Naming Bill Committee No.24 17 Jul 1890 22 Jul 1890 6 days
Mrs Cunynghame, late Superintendent of Macquarie Street Asylum for Infirm and Destitute, Parramatta Committee No.8 30 Apr 1890 23 Sep 1890 4 months 25 days
Australian Banking Company of Sydney Bill Committee No.35 24 Sep 1890 08 Oct 1890 15 days
Mr Manning, Chairman of Licensing Bench at Ryde Committee No.9 30 Apr 1890 14 Oct 1890 5 months 15 days
Broken Hill and Pinnacles Tramway Bill Committee No.16 03 Jun 1890 20 Dec 1890 6 months 18 days
Forfeited Selection of J.J Ray Committee No.44 02 Dec 1890 20 Dec 1890 19 days
Willoughby and Gordon Tramway Act Amending Bill Committee No.13 25 Aug 1891 15 Sep 1891 22 days
Casino School of Arts Enabling Bill Committee No.9 05 Aug 1891 17 Sep 1891 1 month 13 days
Forfeiture of J.J Ray’s selection in the Land District of Wagga Wagga Committee No.22 29 Sep 1891 09 Dec 1891 2 months 11 days
Holt’s Wingello Estate Bill. Committee No. 9 13 Nov 1894 05 Jul 1895 7 months 23 days
Shoaling at the mouth of North Creek, near Ballina. Committee No. 11 27 Nov 1894 05 Jul 1895 7 months 9 days
City and North Sydney Connection Bill Committee No. 11 20 Sep 1898 23 Dec 1898 3 months 4 days
Printing Committee No. 6 25 Aug 1898 23 Dec 1898 3 months 29 days
Printing Committee No.4 21 Feb 1899 23 Feb 1899 3 days
Printing Committee No.5 13 Apr 1899 21 Apr 1899 9 days
Printing Committee No.7 02 Aug 1899 10 Oct 1899 2 months 9 days
Case of James Cook and other employees of the Tramway Department Committee No. 23 13 Dec 1899 20 Dec 1899 8 days
Names for Electorates, Federal Parliament Committee No.17 16 Aug 1900 30 Aug 1900 15 days
Printing Committee No. 6 20 Jun 1900 04 Dec 1900 5 months 15 days
Miners’ Accident Relief (Bulli Fund Bill) Committee No.20 28 Nov 1902 20 Dec 1902 23 days
Political Party Activity
Protestant. Progressive.
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1871.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Storekeeper and dairy farmer. Commenced working at an early age. Limited education attending parish and night schools. Apprenticed at 13 as a baker and confectioner. Arrived in New South Wales in 1857. Set up as a baker in Sydney. Expanded business into a general store 1860 until 1876. Acquired pastoral property. Visited United Kingdom in 1877. Bred cattle near Campbelltown. Trustee of Savings Bank of New South Wales. Royal Commissioner on water conservation 1885 until 1887. Member of Campbelltown School Board for 25 years. Member of Campbelltown School of Arts. Supported Federation from 1891. Orangeman. Temperance advocate.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Son of John Kidd, boot manufacturer and Elizabeth Souter. Married Sophie Collier in November 1860 at Aberdeen, and had issue, 2 daughters and 1 son. Presbyterian.
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