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Former Member Details

Mr William Bowie Stewart Campbell SAWERS (1844 - 1916)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1844
Place of Birth: Stirlingshire, Scotland
Date of Death: 19/05/1916
Place of Death: Neutral Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 26 Oct 1885 11 Jun 1901 15 years 7 months 17 days
Member for Bourke 26 Oct 1885 02 Dec 1886 1 year 1 month 7 days
Member for Tamworth 27 Jul 1898 11 Jun 1901 2 years 10 months 16 days
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 18 Nov 1885 18 Nov 1885 1 day
St James School Compensation Trust Bill Committee No.52 22 Jun 1886 07 Jul 1886 16 days
Elections and Qualifications Committee No. 2 10 Nov 1898 23 Dec 1898 1 month 14 days
North Shore Bridge Bill Committee No. 15 26 Oct 1898 23 Dec 1898 1 month 28 days
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.5 21 Feb 1899 30 Mar 1899 1 month 10 days
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.6 11 Apr 1899 21 Apr 1899 11 days
Privilege Committee No.11 23 Aug 1899 30 Aug 1899 8 days
Yass Roman Catholic Church Trustees Enabling Bill Committee No.24 21 Dec 1899 22 Dec 1899 2 days
Alfred Austin Sampson’s Settlement Lease, Gunnedah Committee No.16 07 Nov 1899 23 Dec 1899 1 month 17 days
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.2 18 Jul 1899 23 Dec 1899 5 months 6 days
Tamworth Showground Bill Committee No.15 26 Oct 1899 23 Dec 1899 1 month 28 days Chairman
Elections and Qualifications Committee No. 7 14 Jun 1900 17 Jul 1900 1 month 4 days
Alfred Austin Sampson’s Settlement Lease, Gunnedah Committee No. 9 03 Jul 1900 30 Aug 1900 1 month 28 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Pastoralist. Educated in Scotland. Arrived in New South Wales in 1865. Wealthy pastoralist with extensive holdings in Western New South Wales. Retired and lived in Sydney.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Member of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia. Member of the House of Representatives for New England 1901 - 1903.
Local Government Activity
Personal
Son of John Sawers, merchant, and his wife Jean Wilson. Married (1) Constance Wright in Murrurundi, New South Wales, and had no issue. Married (2) Mary Bournefield in 1908 in Perth, Western Australia, and had no issue. Had 5 step children. Church of England.
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