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Former Member Details

Mr Joseph Bernard REYMOND (1843 - 1918)

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Date of Birth: 03/05/1843
Place of Birth: Chabaud, France
Date of Death: 20/09/1918
Place of Death: Forbes, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 24 Jul 1895 16 Jul 1904 8 years 11 months 23 days
Member for Ashburnham 24 Jul 1895 08 Jul 1898 2 years 11 months 15 days
Member for Ashburnham 27 Jul 1898 11 Jun 1901 2 years 10 months 16 days
Member for Ashburnham 03 Jul 1901 16 Jul 1904 3 years 14 days
Sydney and North Sydney Bridge and Tramway Bill Committee No. 16 26 Oct 1898 23 Dec 1898 1 month 28 days
Claim of Mr John Leonard against the Public Works Department Committee No.8 17 Jun 1902 19 Dec 1902 6 months 3 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1883
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Miller and agriculturalist. Country entrepreneur. Educated in France; graduated with a Bachelor of Letters in 1853. Became a Professor of College of Gap, teaching English from 1854 until 1856. Took a years leave and arrived in Melbourne with Augustus Nicholas March in 1857. Prospected at Emu Flat in Ararat, Ballarat and Chiltern. Journeyed to Forbes during the Lachlan River rush in 1862, where set up as general merchants and started a sawmill at Scone. Became a contractor building bridges, gaols and police barracks. Partnership dissolved in 1901. Established a large orchard and vineyard and built a substantial cellar and began commercial production of wine. Pioneered irrigation in district and built weirs on Lachlan. Life member of Forbes Pastoral, Agricultural and Horticultural Association. Foundation trustee and director of Forbes Hospital from 1900 until 1918.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman of Forbes from 1875 until 1884. Mayor from 1883 until 1884.
Son of Etienne Bernard, farmer, and Elizabeth Charriere Rond. Married Margaret Kerr on 13 August 1861 at Wahgunyah and had issue 4 daughters and 3 sons. Roman Catholic. Funeral at Forbes cemetery from St Lawrence's Roman Catholic Church.
Additional Information
Personal papers in the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: 1. Nicolas & Reymond - cash and account books, 1866 - 1893 (MLMSS 1060); photographs in the PICMAN Database. 2. Joseph Bernard Reymond - diary, 1912 (FM3/657). 3. Joseph Bernard Reymond - notebook, 1893 - 1905.