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Former Member Details

Mr William (2) GRAHAME (1841 - 1906)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1841
Place of Birth: Edinburgh, Scotland
Date of Death: 26/05/1906
Place of Death: Islington, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 02 Feb 1889 25 Jun 1894 5 years 4 months 24 days
Member for Newcastle 02 Feb 1889 03 Oct 1889 8 months 2 days
Member for Newcastle 14 Apr 1891 06 Jun 1891 1 month 24 days
Member for Newcastle 17 Jun 1891 25 Jun 1894 3 years 9 days
Mrs Cunynghame, Late superintendent of Macquarie Street Asylum for Infirm and Destitute, Parramatta Committee No.23 05 Jul 1889 27 Sep 1889 2 months 23 days
Sydney and Suburban Electric Lighting Bill Committee No.14 31 May 1889 10 Oct 1889 4 months 10 days
Borough of Newcastle Electric Lighting Bill Committee No.12 20 Aug 1891 03 Sep 1891 15 days
Conditional Purchase by Mrs Ann Rouse, in the parish of Kahibah Committee No.33 01 Feb 1892 26 Feb 1892 26 days
Working of Collieries Committee No.11 13 Mar 1894 19 Apr 1894 1 month 7 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Labourer and auctioneer agent. Arrived in New South Wales in 1858 as an apprentice. For many years worked as a labourer in the Newcastle District. Employed in road making, farming and general work. May have been a small farmer for a time. Became a small contractor and then for many years kept a jewellers shop in Newcastle. Became insolvent in 1889 and resigned from the Legislative Assembly. Became a salesman and auctioneer for G.T Edwards and Co., 1890; described as agent at death. President of Seaman's Union at Newcastle, in early 1870's. Member of local water and sewerage board at death.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman of Wickham Council
Son of John Grahame, grocer, and Mary Low. Married Isabella Calman on 8 June 1860 at East Maitland and had issue, 5 daughters and 10 sons. Congregationalist.
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