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Former Member Details

Mr William Charles BROWNE, B.A (1842 - 1916)

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Date of Birth: 26/07/1842
Place of Birth: Singleton, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 12/06/1916
Place of Death: Manly, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 27 Feb 1872 09 Nov 1880 8 years 8 months 14 days
Member for Patrick's Plains 27 Feb 1872 28 Nov 1874 2 years 9 months 2 days
Member for Patrick's Plains 16 Dec 1874 12 Oct 1877 2 years 9 months 27 days
Member for Patrick's Plains 30 Oct 1877 09 Nov 1880 3 years 11 days
Parramatta Gas Company’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.6 14 Jun 1872 20 Jun 1872 7 days
The Australian Mutual Fire Insurance Society’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.10 25 Jun 1872 27 Jun 1872 3 days
Loder’s Estate Bill Committee No.9 25 Jun 1872 11 Jul 1872 17 days
Loder’s Estate Bill Committee No.8 14 Nov 1872 12 Dec 1872 29 days
Patents Committee No.10 19 Nov 1872 14 Mar 1873 3 months 24 days
Underwood’s Estate Bill Committee No.21 04 Feb 1873 25 Mar 1873 1 month 22 days
Goulburn Volunteer Corps Committee No.22 07 Feb 1873 22 Apr 1873 2 months 16 days
Greta Coal and Shale Mining Company’s Bill Committee No.21 14 Jan 1874 22 Jan 1874 9 days
Macquarie-street Roman Catholic School Site Sale Bill Committee No.22 16 Jan 1874 22 Jan 1874 7 days
Goulburn Cattle Sale Yards Bill Committee No.10 24 Nov 1874 26 Nov 1874 3 days
All Saints Parsonage Bill Committee No.7 02 Apr 1875 13 Apr 1875 12 days Chairman
Waratah Coal Company’s Bill Committee No.6 02 Apr 1875 13 Apr 1875 12 days
Mineral Selection at Milburn Creek Committee No.15 25 May 1875 04 Aug 1875 2 months 11 days
Petition of Amos Davis Committee No.13 07 May 1875 10 Aug 1875 3 months 4 days
Cooma Roman Catholic Church Trustees Bill Committee No.15 24 Feb 1876 02 Mar 1876 8 days
Bathurst Markets Amendment Bill Committee No.17 07 Mar 1876 17 Mar 1876 11 days
Endowment to Municipal Council of Paddington Committee No.11 11 Jan 1876 29 Mar 1876 2 months 19 days
The Bassett Darley Estates Bill Committee No.9 19 Dec 1876 18 Jan 1877 1 month
Mr John Garsed Committee No.17 04 May 1877 11 Oct 1877 5 months 8 days
Lyndhurst Sale Bill Committee No.9 31 Jan 1878 13 Feb 1878 14 days
Patrick Nugent’s Conditional Purchase Committee No.18 19 Mar 1878 03 Apr 1878 16 days
Josiah Pitty’s Conditional Purchase Committee No.17 12 Mar 1878 05 Apr 1878 25 days
Mr John Garsed Committee No.10 05 Feb 1878 16 May 1878 3 months 12 days
Land at corner of Pitt and Bridge Streets Committee No.23 12 Apr 1878 17 May 1878 1 month 6 days
Mineral Selection at Mitchell’s Creek Committee No.15 12 Feb 1878 21 May 1878 3 months 10 days
Josiah Pitty’s Conditional Purchase at Deniliquin Committee No.9 01 Oct 1878 24 Jul 1879 9 months 24 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Pastoralist. Became a grazier with vast holdings both in and near Singleton and further afield. Owned stations which constantly required his presence and attention. Educated at Sydney University gaining a Bachelor of Arts in 1864.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Son of John Browne, grazier and philanthropist of Singleton, and his wife Elizabeth Alcorn. His paternal grandfather, David Browne, was an Irish political convict. Baptised in the Church of England at Singleton, 27 September 1842. Married Jessie Campbell MacTaggart on 12 December 1866 and had issue, 3 daughters and 5 sons.
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