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Former Member Details

Mr John Edward KELLY (1840 - 1896)

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Date of Birth: 17/06/1840
Place of Birth: Swan Reach near Morpeth, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 04/11/1896
Place of Death: Peak Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 23 Feb 1887 19 Jan 1889 1 year 10 months 28 days
Member for Bogan 23 Feb 1887 19 Jan 1889 1 year 10 months 28 days
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 09 Mar 1887 09 Mar 1887 1 day
Thomas Thompson’s Conditional Purchase made at Moama Committee No.12 29 Mar 1887 12 Jul 1887 3 months 14 days
Conditional Purchases on Pericoota Run Committee No.11 29 Mar 1887 13 Jul 1887 3 months 15 days
Thomas Thompson’s Conditional Purchase made at Moama Committee No.14 07 Oct 1887 01 Dec 1887 1 month 25 days
Broken Hill and Suburban Gas Company’s Bill Committee No.52 10 Apr 1888 03 May 1888 24 days
Broken Hill Water Supply Bill Committee No.51 04 Apr 1888 21 Jun 1888 2 months 18 days
Claim of Isaac Barclay Committee No.29 18 Nov 1887 17 Jul 1888 8 months
John Tierney’s Conditional Purchase Committee No.16 11 Oct 1887 24 Jul 1888 9 months 14 days
Removal of Railway Engine-sheds from Dubbo to Wellington Committee No.35 16 Dec 1887 24 Jul 1888 7 months 9 days
Broken Hill Water Supply Bill Committee No.13 07 Dec 1888 11 Jan 1889 1 month 5 days
Maitland Electric Light Bill Committee No.8 05 Aug 1891 14 Oct 1891 2 months 10 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
First Mayor of Peak Hill in 1894, resigned after 3 months.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Farmer and Grazier. Ration keeper and storekeeper on station. At 18 was head stockman for Vincent Dowling, exploring west and north west New South Wales. Took up pastoral leases in 1862. Returned to property near Bourke. Sold it in 1868. Started a selling and printing business. Returned to property near Bourke, moved to Sydney in 1875; Built a homestead with gardens, a dairy and sawmill. Owner Copper Mill near Molong. Became a general manager of Peak Hill Pty Company. Contributed frequently to press.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Son of James Kelly, settler, and Mary O'Keefe. Married Margaret Agnes Tierney on 26 August 1862 at West Maitland and had issue, 2 daughters and 5 sons. Roman Catholic.
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