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Former Member Details

Mr Henry William NEWMAN (1839 - 1904)

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Date of Birth: 27/11/1839
Place of Birth: Nantes, France
Date of Death: 01/06/1904
Place of Death: Lucknow, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 20 Jun 1891 01 Jun 1904 12 years 11 months 13 days
Member for Orange 20 Jun 1891 25 Jun 1894 3 years 6 days
Member for Orange 17 Jul 1894 05 Jul 1895 11 months 19 days
Member for Orange 24 Jul 1895 08 Jul 1898 2 years 11 months 15 days
Member for Orange 27 Jul 1898 11 Jun 1901 2 years 10 months 16 days
Member for Orange 03 Jul 1901 01 Jun 1904 2 years 10 months 30 days
Claims of William Tom, James Tom, and J.H.A Lister, as the first Discoverers of Gold in Australia Committee No.15 25 Aug 1891 02 Sep 1891 9 days
Yongaleatha Marble, Flag and Flux Company Bill Committee No.17 01 Sep 1891 03 Sep 1891 3 days
Segenhoe Estate Irrigation Bill Committee No.18 08 Sep 1891 01 Dec 1891 2 months 24 days
Amendment of the Mining Laws. Committee No. 12 27 Nov 1894 05 Jul 1895 7 months 9 days
Orange Showground Bill Committee No.23 13 Aug 1896 19 Aug 1896 7 days Chairman
The Lieutenant Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 11 Apr 1899 11 Apr 1899 1 day
Claim of William Richard Gainford against the Department of Navigation Committee No.11 22 Jul 1902 19 Dec 1902 4 months 28 days
Political Party Activity
Freetrade and Australian Labor Party (ALP) endorsement in 1891 and 1894; Freetrade, Liberal and Reformist.
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1885. Fellow of Royal College of Institute in London in 1884. Commissioner of Chicago Exposition in 1893.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Mine owner. Arrived in Sydney with parents in 1841. Educated at Sydney Grammar and worked briefly with a softgoods firm. Finished education under under Reverend Euston of Surry Hills. Studied law briefly and became a gold miner at Forbes without success. Established a number of stores in 1864. Labourer at Grenfell for 5 years. Correspondent for Orange newspaper. Purchased mines. Prominent bloodstock breeder. Oddfellow. Freemason.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Son of Robert William Newman and Adelaide Heseltine. Married (1) Jessie Barlsey in c.1863 and had issue, 2 children. Married (2) Kate Bullen in 1885 and had issue, 1 daughter. Church of England.
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