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Former Member Details

Mr Frederick Thomas HUMPHERY (1841 - 1908)

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Date of Birth: 16/09/1841
Place of Birth: Oldbury near Berrima, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 10/04/1908
Place of Death: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 07 Dec 1882 26 Jan 1887 4 years 1 month 20 days
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 08 Feb 1888 10 Apr 1908 20 years 2 months 3 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 30 December 1887
Member for Shoalhaven 07 Dec 1882 07 Oct 1885 2 years 10 months 1 day
Member for Shoalhaven 19 Oct 1885 26 Jan 1887 1 year 3 months 8 days
Kiama Tramway Bill Committee No.5 23 Jan 1883 23 Feb 1883 1 month 1 day
Australian Gas Light Company’s Bill Committee No.8 31 Jan 1883 01 Mar 1883 1 month 1 day
Earnshaw’s Estate Bill Committee No.17 09 Mar 1883 16 Mar 1883 8 days
Wollongong Gas-light Company’s Bill Committee No.19 04 Apr 1883 18 Apr 1883 15 days
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 09 Oct 1883 09 Oct 1883 1 day Chairman
Dubbo Gas Company’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.5 11 Oct 1883 25 Oct 1883 15 days
St Philip’s Parsonage Bill Committee No.9 23 Oct 1883 07 Nov 1883 16 days
Hutchinson’s Estate Bill Committee No.11 25 Oct 1883 16 Nov 1883 23 days
Point Piper Road Committee No.57 13 Aug 1884 01 Nov 1884 2 months 20 days
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 09 Sep 1885 09 Sep 1885 1 day
Hay Gas Bill Committee No.22 01 Oct 1885 02 Oct 1885 2 days
Cornwell’s Estate Bill Committee No.10 11 Dec 1885 27 Jan 1886 1 month 17 days
Muswellbrook Cattle Saleyards Bill Committee No.17 05 Feb 1886 24 Mar 1886 1 month 20 days
Hay Gas Bill Committee No.16 04 Feb 1886 13 Apr 1886 2 months 10 days
West Wallsend and Monk Wearmouth Railway Bill Committee No.30 31 Mar 1886 06 May 1886 1 month 6 days
Bell’s Estate Bill Committee No.23 30 Mar 1886 26 May 1886 1 month 27 days
Bennett’s Railway Bill Committee No.34 21 Apr 1886 28 May 1886 1 month 8 days Chairman
Randwick Cemetery Unused Land Sale Bill Committee No.44 10 Jun 1886 17 Jun 1886 8 days
St James School Compensation Trust Bill Committee No.52 22 Jun 1886 07 Jul 1886 16 days
Australian Joint Stock Bank Amendment Bill Committee No.48 15 Jun 1886 22 Jul 1886 1 month 8 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Commission agent. Educated in private schools. Became a commercial agent and an official assignee of insolvent estates from 1864 until 1882; also estate management; purchased Mount Debatable station c.1871 and others from 1871 until 1908. Director of Mutual Life Association of Australasia. Chairman in 1905. Founding Director of Permanent Trustee Company of New South Wales. Commercial Union Assurance Company; Richardson and Wrench Limited, Tooheys Limited, Fresh Food and Ice Company Limited; director of Sydney Children's Hospital., vice president from 1896 until 1901; director of Royal Prince Alfred Hospital from 1883 until 1884; commissioner of Calcutta Exhibition from 1883 until 1884, for Colonial and Indian Exhibition, London in 1886; visited England in 1907; Union Club.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Son of Thomas Bott Humphery, settler and his wife Mary Ann Thorn. Married (1) Helena Annie King on 20 January 1875 and had issue, 1 son. Married (2) Lucy Alice Matilda King in 1881 and had issue, 2 daughters. Church of England. Funeral at Waverley cemetery from St James Church of England, King Street, Sydney.
Additional Information
Personal papers in the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: Humphery family - papers, 1805 - 1904 (MLMSS 6240) [formerly MLMSS 1851]