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Former Member Details

Mr John MEEKS (1839 - 1899)

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Date of Birth: 17/10/1839
Place of Birth: Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England
Date of Death: 02/05/1899
Place of Death: Forest Lodge, Sydney, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 16 Oct 1885 26 Jan 1887 1 year 3 months 11 days
Member for Glebe 16 Oct 1885 26 Jan 1887 1 year 3 months 11 days
Privilege-Mr Melville, MP Committee No.9 11 Dec 1885 28 Dec 1886 1 year 18 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Builder. Arrived in Brisbane in 1862 and moved to Sydney. Worked with Australian Gaslight Company. Started own smelting company. Sold out in 1880. Became a builder and went to England in 1892 to purchase plant for Lithgow gasworks. President of Glebe Bowling Club. Victoria Park Cricket Association. Freemason.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman for Denison Ward on City Council 1879 until 1882, Philip Ward from 1882 until 1892; Glebe Council for 3 years.
Son of William Meeks, bricklayer, and Julia Bromley. Married Mary Pickup c.1861 at Lancashire, England and had issue, 4 daughters and 3 sons. Methodist.
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