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Former Member Details

Mr Henry Harry COOKE (1840 - 1903)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1840
Place of Birth: St Martin's, Cornwall, England
Date of Death: 22/06/1903
Place of Death: Parkes, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 27 Nov 1880 23 Nov 1882 1 year 11 months 28 days
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 14 Feb 1887 06 Jun 1891 4 years 3 months 24 days
Member for Forbes 27 Nov 1880 23 Nov 1882 1 year 11 months 28 days
Member for Forbes 14 Feb 1887 19 Jan 1889 1 year 11 months 6 days
Member for Forbes 13 Feb 1889 06 Jun 1891 2 years 3 months 25 days
Blandford Proprietary School Bill Committee No.10 11 Oct 1882 26 Oct 1882 16 days
Mrs Clyne’s Conditional Purchase Committee No.6 12 Sep 1882 02 Nov 1882 1 month 22 days
Mineral Lease at Vegetable Creek Committee No.7 12 Sep 1882 21 Nov 1882 2 months 10 days
Claim of Charles Stevens Committee No.16 05 Apr 1887 03 Jun 1887 1 month 30 days
Christian Chapel Lands Sale Bill Committee No.30 29 Jun 1887 13 Jul 1887 15 days
Robert Mackrell’s Conditional Purchase at Forbes Committee No.15 06 Apr 1887 13 Jul 1887 3 months 8 days
The Case of Daniel Behan Committee No.20 13 Oct 1887 26 Oct 1887 14 days
Claim of Mrs Butterley Committee No.5 21 Sep 1887 12 Nov 1887 1 month 23 days
Broken Hill Tramway Bill Committee No.28 17 Nov 1887 28 Feb 1888 3 months 12 days
Robert Mackrell’s Conditional Purchase at Forbes Committee No.26 08 Nov 1887 20 Mar 1888 4 months 13 days
Robert Munford’s Conditional Purchases made at Molong Committee No.21 03 Jul 1889 17 Jul 1889 15 days
Conditional Purchase of Zachary Benn, Richmond River District Committee No.26 10 Jul 1889 30 Jul 1889 21 days
Refreshment Committee No.6 03 Apr 1889 10 Oct 1889 6 months 8 days
Conditional Purchases of C.H Thatcher, Forbes Land District Committee No.8 03 Dec 1889 17 Dec 1889 15 days
Refreshment Committee No.5 27 Nov 1889 21 Dec 1889 25 days
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 29 Apr 1890 29 Apr 1890 1 day
Tumut School of Arts Site Sale Bill Committee No.30 27 Aug 1890 04 Sep 1890 9 days
Conditional Purchases of C.H Thatcher, Forbes Land District Committee No.6 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
Elizabeth Ann Cartwright’s Additional Conditional Purchases Committee No.31 09 Sep 1890 06 Nov 1890 1 month 29 days
Conveyance of Mails to and from General Post Office, Sydney Committee No.43 18 Nov 1890 19 Dec 1890 1 month 2 days
Claim of John O’Brien, Tyagong Goldfield Committee No.7 30 Apr 1890 20 Dec 1890 7 months 21 days
Refreshment Committee No.5 30 Apr 1880 20 Dec 1890 10 years 7 months 21 days
Refreshment Committee No.5 30 Apr 1890 20 Dec 1890 7 months 21 days
Segenhoe Estate Irrigation Bill Committee No.45 16 Dec 1890 20 Dec 1890 5 days
Refreshment Committee No.4 26 May 1891 02 Jun 1891 8 days
Segenhoe Estate Irrigation Bill Committee No.8 27 May 1891 02 Jun 1891 7 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Member of the local Land Board.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Entrepreneur and newspaper proprietor; farmer; vigneron. Arrived in Victoria in 1857 and moved to New South Wales in 1861. Involved in mining and for some time owned a store. In 1872, he founded the 'Forbes and Parkes Gazette' editing it for some years and before sellling the business. Described as a farmer and vigneron, living at Parkes.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman for Parkes and its first Mayor.
Personal
Son of Thomas Cooke, wheelwright, and his wife Jane Cooke. Married Mary Ann Isabel Peacock on 19 August 1869 at Currajong, near Forbes, and had issue 9 children. Methodist funeral.
Additional Information
'The Town and Country Journal' 16 April 1887, p789; 'The Sydney Morning Herald' 23 June 1903, p4