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Former Member Details

Mr Alfred ALLEN (1839 - 1917)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1839
Place of Birth: Belfast, Northern Ireland, Ireland
Date of Death: 05/08/1917
Place of Death: Waverley, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 09 Feb 1887 25 Jun 1894 7 years 4 months 17 days
Member for Paddington 09 Feb 1887 19 Jan 1889 1 year 11 months 11 days
Member for Paddington 02 Feb 1889 06 Jun 1891 2 years 4 months 5 days
Member for Paddington 17 Jun 1891 25 Jun 1894 3 years 9 days
City of Goulburn Gas and Coke Company’s Amendment Bill Committee No.19 10 May 1887 18 May 1887 9 days
West Wallsend and Monk Wearmouth Act Amendment Bill Committee No.27 09 Jun 1887 16 Jun 1887 8 days
Christian Chapel Lands Sale Bill Committee No.30 29 Jun 1887 13 Jul 1887 15 days
Railway Free Passes – Special Trains Committee No.10 29 Mar 1887 13 Jul 1887 3 months 15 days
The Case of Daniel Behan Committee No.20 13 Oct 1887 26 Oct 1887 14 days
Victorian Coal-mining Company’s Extension Bill Committee No.32 29 Nov 1887 01 Dec 1887 3 days
Christian Chapel Lands Sale Bill Committee No.30 25 Nov 1887 14 Dec 1887 20 days Chairman
Crown Lands Purchases Validation Bill Committee No.9 28 Sep 1887 23 May 1888 7 months 26 days
Claim of Joseph Richardson against the Roads Department Committee No.12 29 Sep 1887 24 Jul 1888 9 months 26 days
Deduction from Wages of Employees for Medical Attendance Committee No.50 27 Mar 1888 24 Jul 1888 3 months 28 days
Practice of Medicine and Surgery Committee No.15 11 Oct 1887 24 Jul 1888 9 months 14 days
Claim of E.K Crace to Crown Land adjoining Gungahleen Estate Committee No.20 24 Jun 1890 14 Oct 1890 3 months 21 days
Management of the Orange Hospital Committee No.38 21 Oct 1890 19 Dec 1890 1 month 29 days
Claims of Rev. Daniel P.M Hulbert Committee No.29 26 Aug 1890 20 Dec 1890 3 months 25 days
Early Closing Bill Committee No.42 14 Nov 1890 20 Dec 1890 1 month 7 days
Refreshment Committee No.5 30 Apr 1890 20 Dec 1890 7 months 21 days
Management of the Orange Hospital No.5 26 May 1891 02 Jun 1891 8 days
Refreshment Committee No.4 26 May 1891 02 Jun 1891 8 days
Segenhoe Estate Irrigation Bill Committee No.18 08 Sep 1891 01 Dec 1891 2 months 24 days
Conditional Purchase made by Anne Nash O’Brien, at Corowa Committee No.21 16 Sep 1891 15 Mar 1892 6 months
Refreshment Committee No.4 28 Jul 1891 01 Apr 1892 8 months 5 days
Vale of Clwydd Coal mining Company’s Bill Committee No.3 05 Oct 1892 18 Oct 1892 14 days
Mr Walsh’s Contract for Construction of Cooper’s Creek Bridge Committee No.11 21 Nov 1893 08 Dec 1893 18 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Life governor of Sydney Hospital; a founder of the Sydney Night Refuge and Soup Kitchen; Honorary Secretary of the Parliamentary Local Option movement and a leading Quaker.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Soap and candle manufacturer. Apprenticed to a firm of engineers but was dismissed for associating with the early closing and eight hour movements. At different times was an engineer, gold-digger, farmer, printer, manufacturer and insurance salesman for the Australian Mutual Provident Society. After his father's death in 1869, he carried on the family soap and candle manufacturing business with his brother, William Johnston Allen, for about 25 years.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Youngest son of William Bell Allen, soap and candle manufacturer, and his wife Ruth Johnston Sayers. Married Amelia Petford on 9 September 1861, and had issue, 1 daughter and 3 sons. Quaker. He arrived in Sydney with his parents, who were assisted immigrants, on the 'Brothers' on 11 March 1841. His father was also a Member of the Legislative Assembly, as was his brother, William Johnston Allen.
Additional Information
Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 3