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Former Member Details

Mr Charles Hilton DIGHT (1843 - 1918)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1843
Place of Birth: Singleton, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 22/11/1918
Place of Death: Burwood, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 27 Jul 1898 16 Jul 1904 5 years 11 months 20 days
Member for Singleton 27 Jul 1898 11 Jun 1901 2 years 10 months 16 days
Member for Singleton 03 Jul 1901 16 Jul 1904 3 years 14 days
Privilege Committee No.11 23 Aug 1899 30 Aug 1899 8 days
Printing Committee No.7 02 Aug 1899 10 Oct 1899 2 months 9 days
Yass Roman Catholic Church Trustees Enabling Bill Committee No.24 21 Dec 1899 22 Dec 1899 2 days
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.2 18 Jul 1899 23 Dec 1899 5 months 6 days
Stanford Coal-mine Railway Bill Committee No.14 25 Oct 1899 23 Dec 1899 1 month 29 days
Tamworth Showground Bill Committee No.15 26 Oct 1899 23 Dec 1899 1 month 28 days
Elections and Qualifications Committee No. 7 14 Jun 1900 17 Jul 1900 1 month 4 days
Accident to Albert Burbank on Railway Premises, Tamworth Committee No. 11 03 Jul 1900 25 Oct 1900 3 months 23 days
Printing Committee No. 6 20 Jun 1900 04 Dec 1900 5 months 15 days
The Lieutenant Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 24 Jul 1901 24 Jul 1901 1 day
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.2 24 Jul 1901 10 Oct 1901 2 months 17 days
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 28 May 1902 28 May 1902 1 day
Printing Committee No.6 17 Jun 1902 19 Dec 1902 6 months 3 days
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 16 Jun 1903 16 Jun 1903 1 day
Prevalence of the Gambling Evil Committee No.10 20 Aug 1903 01 Dec 1903 3 months 12 days
Standing Orders Committee No.4 01 Jul 1903 01 Dec 1903 5 months 1 day
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Pastoralist. Left school in 1860. Went to fathers station Carroll on Namoi; to Tucka Tucka on McIntyre 1870. Returned to Namoi in 1882; to Pelerin, Singleton in 1890. Interests in other grazing properties in New South Wales. Vice-President of the National Agricultural Association. Churchwarden and member of the synod.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1870.
Local Government Activity
Personal
Third son of Samuel Billingsley, pastoralist, and Sophia Howie. Married Jane McDougall in 1871. Nephew of Charles Hilton Dight. Chuch of England. Burial at Singleton from All Saint's church.
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