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Former Member Details

Sir William John LYNE, KCMG (1844 - 1913)

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Date of Birth: 06/04/1844
Place of Birth: Apslawn, Van Diemen's Land (later Tasmania), Australia
Date of Death: 03/08/1913
Place of Death: Double Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 29 Nov 1880 20 Mar 1901 20 years 3 months 20 days
Member for Hume 29 Nov 1880 23 Nov 1882 1 year 11 months 26 days
Member for Hume 07 Dec 1882 07 Oct 1885 2 years 10 months 1 day
Member for Hume 13 Oct 1885 02 Nov 1885 21 days
Member for Hume 07 Nov 1885 02 Mar 1886 3 months 24 days
Member for Hume 08 Mar 1886 26 Jan 1887 10 months 19 days
Member for Hume 09 Feb 1887 19 Jan 1889 1 year 11 months 11 days
Member for Hume 28 Jan 1889 06 Jun 1891 2 years 4 months 10 days
Member for Hume 20 Jun 1891 26 Oct 1891 4 months 7 days
Member for Hume 04 Nov 1891 25 Jun 1894 2 years 7 months 22 days
Member for Hume 17 Nov 1894 05 Jul 1895 7 months 19 days
Member for Hume 24 Jul 1895 08 Jul 1898 2 years 11 months 15 days
Member for Hume 27 Jul 1898 15 Sep 1899 1 year 1 month 20 days
Member for Hume 30 Sep 1899 20 Mar 1901 1 year 5 months 20 days
Secretary for Public Works 02 Nov 1885 21 Dec 1885 1 month 20 days
Secretary for Public Works 26 Feb 1886 19 Jan 1887 10 months 25 days
Secretary for Lands 17 Jan 1889 07 Mar 1889 1 month 19 days
Secretary for Public Works 23 Oct 1891 02 Aug 1894 2 years 9 months 11 days
Premier 15 Sep 1899 20 Mar 1901 1 year 6 months 6 days
Colonial Treasurer 15 Sep 1899 20 Mar 1901 1 year 6 months 6 days
Transfer of Land at North Shore to John William Haynes Committee No.20 24 Mar 1881 05 Apr 1881 13 days
Roger’s Estate Bill Committee No.11 22 Jul 1881 31 Aug 1881 1 month 10 days
Albury Gas Company’s Bill Committee No.14 24 Oct 1882 03 Nov 1882 11 days
Albury Gas Company’s Bill Committee No.13 28 Feb 1883 06 Mar 1883 7 days
The Case of Captain Armstrong Committee No.11 16 Feb 1883 25 Apr 1883 2 months 10 days
Monk-Wearmouth Colliery Railway Bill Committee No.25 18 Dec 1883 15 Feb 1884 1 month 29 days
Ryan’s Conditional Purchases at Wagga Wagga Committee No.21 28 Nov 1883 09 Apr 1884 4 months 13 days
Tamworth Cattle Sale-yards Bill Committee No.20 28 Nov 1883 09 Apr 1884 4 months 13 days
O’Doud’s Estate Leasing Bill Committee No.48 08 May 1884 06 Jun 1884 30 days
Petition of Captain Armstrong Committee No.47 06 May 1884 30 Jul 1884 2 months 25 days
McIlveen and Clift’s Conditional Purchase Committee No.26 18 Dec 1883 29 Oct 1884 10 months 12 days
Conditional Purchase on Miller’s Creek Run Committee No.49 21 May 1884 01 Nov 1884 5 months 12 days
Evan McIntosh’s Conditional Purchase Committee No.59 15 Aug 1884 01 Nov 1884 2 months 18 days
Conditional Purchase of Evan McIntosh Committee No.21 29 Sep 1885 02 Oct 1885 4 days
Hay Gas Bill Committee No.22 01 Oct 1885 02 Oct 1885 2 days
Randwick Church Land Sale Bill Committee No.16 29 Sep 1885 02 Oct 1885 4 days
Sisters of Charity Estate Bill Committee No.15 29 Sep 1885 02 Oct 1885 4 days
Balmain Tramway Bill Committee No.14 28 Jan 1886 09 Feb 1886 13 days
Bowenfels Coal mining and Copper Smelting Company’s Railway (Sale and Vesting) Bill Committee No.36 05 May 1886 06 Jul 1886 2 months 2 days
Mr Henry Arthur Hough Committee No.47 11 Jun 1886 08 Jul 1886 28 days
Silverton Tramway Bill Committee No.60 10 Aug 1886 26 Aug 1886 17 days
Railway Free Passes – Special Trains Committee No.22 25 Mar 1886 25 Oct 1886 7 months 1 day
Willoughby and Gordon Tramway Bill Committee No.25 19 May 1887 01 Jun 1887 14 days Chairman
Albury Cattle Sale Yards Bill Committee No.20 10 May 1887 30 Jun 1887 1 month 21 days
Parliamentary Hansard Committee No.28 09 Jun 1887 12 Jul 1887 1 month 4 days
North Shore Boroughs Wharves Bill Committee No.29 24 Jun 1887 13 Jul 1887 20 days
Railway Free Passes – Special Trains Committee No.10 29 Mar 1887 13 Jul 1887 3 months 15 days
Tramway from Kogarah to Sans Souci Committee No.9 22 Mar 1887 13 Jul 1887 3 months 22 days
Pharmaceutical Society of New South Wales Incorporation Bill Committee No.8 28 Sep 1887 18 Oct 1887 21 days
Claim of Mrs Butterley Committee No.5 21 Sep 1887 12 Nov 1887 1 month 23 days
Silverton Tramway Act Amending Bill Committee No.45 29 Feb 1888 22 Mar 1888 23 days
Sydney Hydraulic Power Company’s Bill Committee No.43 10 Feb 1888 22 Mar 1888 1 month 13 days
Oakey Park Coal mining Company’s Railway Bill Committee No.42 10 Feb 1888 27 Mar 1888 1 month 18 days
Petition of George Matcham Pitt, junior Committee No.33 16 Dec 1887 26 Apr 1888 4 months 11 days
North Shore Boroughs Wharves Bill Committee No.7 27 Sep 1887 17 May 1888 7 months 21 days
Combination Trucks Committee No.25 08 Nov 1887 20 Jul 1888 8 months 13 days
Contract for the Bridge over the Paterson River Committee No.56 24 Apr 1888 24 Jul 1888 3 months 1 day
Removal of Railway Engine-sheds from Dubbo to Wellington Committee No.35 16 Dec 1887 24 Jul 1888 7 months 9 days
Teralba Coal mining Reserve Committee No.59 08 Jun 1888 24 Jul 1888 1 month 17 days
New South Wales Tramway Company’s Bill Committee No.11 30 Apr 1889 17 May 1889 18 days
Conditional Purchase of Zachary Benn, Richmond River District Committee No.26 19 Jul 1889 30 Jul 1889 12 days
Conditional Purchases made upon Barratta Run Committee No.3 02 Apr 1889 04 Sep 1889 5 months 3 days
Silverton Tramway Extension Bill Committee No.16 06 Jun 1889 10 Oct 1889 4 months 5 days
Agricultural Society of New South Wales Lease Bill Committee No.9 05 Dec 1889 10 Dec 1889 6 days
Conditional Purchases of C.H Thatcher, Forbes Land District Committee No.8 03 Dec 1889 17 Dec 1889 15 days
Conditional Purchases of C.H Thatcher, Forbes Land District Committee No.6 30 Apr 1890 23 Sep 1890 4 months 25 days
Conditional Purchase made by Maurice Bush, District Urana Committee No.46 16 Dec 1890 20 Dec 1890 5 days
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.2 30 Apr 1890 20 Dec 1890 7 months 21 days
Segenhoe Estate Irrigation Bill Committee No.45 16 Dec 1890 20 Dec 1890 5 days
Segenhoe Estate Irrigation Bill Committee No.8 27 May 1891 02 Jun 1891 7 days
Willoughby and Gordon Tramway Act Amending Bill Committee No.13 25 Aug 1891 15 Sep 1891 22 days
Silkstone Coal-mine Railway Act Amending Bill Committee No.23 23 Nov 1891 26 Nov 1891 4 days
Broken Hill Water Supply Act Amendment Bill Committee No.32 01 Feb 1892 17 Feb 1892 17 days
Deepwater and Mount Galena Tramway Bill Committee No.36 24 Mar 1892 28 Mar 1892 5 days
Hillgrove and Armidale Water-power Electric Bill Committee No.4 05 Oct 1892 18 Oct 1892 14 days
Menindie and Broken Hill Tramway Bill Committee.10 18 Oct 1892 10 Nov 1892 24 days
Australasian Rights Purchase Bill Committee No.9 11 Oct 1892 16 Nov 1892 1 month 6 days
Simpson’s Railway Bill Committee No.12 16 Nov 1892 21 Dec 1892 1 month 6 days
Menindie Irrigation Bill Committee No.21 23 Feb 1893 22 Mar 1893 1 month
Mr Walsh’s Contract for Construction of Cooper’s Creek Bridge Committee No.11 21 Nov 1893 08 Dec 1893 18 days
Hunter District Water Supply and Sewerage Works. Committee No. 14 11 Dec 1894 05 Jul 1895 6 months 25 days
Library Committee No. 3 29 Aug 1894 05 Jul 1895 10 months 7 days
Illawarra Harbour and Land Corporation Act Amendment Bill Committee No.12 09 Oct 1895 22 Oct 1895 14 days
City and North Sydney Railway Bill Committee No.16 12 Dec 1895 19 Dec 1895 8 days
City and North Sydney Tunnel Roadway Bill Committee No.14 01 Jul 1896 14 Jul 1896 14 days
North Shore Bridge Bill Committee No.13 01 Jul 1896 28 Jul 1896 28 days
City and North Sydney Railway Bill; Sydney and North Sydney Bridge and Tramway Bill. North Shore Bridge Bill Committee No.17 21 Jul 1896 21 Oct 1896 3 months 1 day North Shore Bridge Bill Committee appointed on 13 August 1896
City and North Sydney Railway Bill; Sydney and North Sydney Bridge and Tramway Bill. North Shore Bridge Bill Committee No.17 21 Jul 1896 21 Oct 1896 3 months 1 day
Evidence before the Civil Service Commission by Mr H.C.L Anderson Committee No.19 28 Jul 1896 11 Nov 1896 3 months 15 days
Claim of John Brennan against Roads Department Committee No.27 22 Sep 1896 16 Nov 1896 1 month 26 days
Standing Orders Committee No.2 14 May 1896 16 Nov 1896 6 months 3 days
Standing Orders Committee No.2 28 Apr 1897 18 Aug 1897 3 months 22 days
Standing Orders Committee No. 2 28 Jun 1898 08 Jul 1898 11 days
Standing Orders. Committee No. 2 20 Aug 1895 08 Jul 1898 2 years 10 months 19 days
Illawarra Harbour and Land Corporation Act Further Amendment Bill Committee No.22 02 Dec 1898 06 Dec 1898 5 days
Claim of John Brennan against Roads Department Committee No 14 11 Oct 1898 23 Dec 1898 2 months 13 days
Claim of John Sullivan, Harbours and Rivers Department Committee No. 8 30 Aug 1898 23 Dec 1898 3 months 24 days
Standing Orders Committee No. 3 25 Aug 1898 23 Dec 1898 3 months 29 days
Standing Orders Committee No.1 21 Feb 1899 30 Mar 1899 1 month 10 days
Standing Orders Committee No.2 13 Apr 1899 21 Apr 1899 9 days
Municipal District of Broken Hill Electric Lighting Bill Committee No.9 10 Aug 1899 16 Aug 1899 7 days
Case of James Cook and other employees of the Tramway Department Committee No. 23 13 Dec 1899 20 Dec 1899 8 days
Standing Orders Committee No.4 08 Aug 1899 23 Dec 1899 4 months 16 days
Refreshment Committee No.3 20 Jun 1900 18 Jul 1900 29 days
Standing Orders Committee No.4 20 Jun 1900 24 Jul 1900 1 month 5 days
Names for Electorates, Federal Parliament Committee No.17 16 Aug 1900 30 Aug 1900 15 days
Library Committee No.5 20 Jun 1900 28 Nov 1900 5 months 9 days
Printing Committee No. 6 20 Jun 1900 04 Dec 1900 5 months 15 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Became Rector's Warden of All Saints Church for nine years and Captain of the local cricket club. member of the committee of the Albury and Border Pastoral Agricultural and Horticultural Society and officiated at local races. Became chairman of the Albury district's sheep directors and his Lincoln rams won prizes at the 1978 show.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Pastoralist. Educated at Horton College, Ross, and privately tutored. Travelled to North Queensland in 1864, engaging in pastoral pursuits in the Gulf Country; Returned to Tasmania and became council clerk at Glamorgan 1865 until 1875 when he moved to New South Wales. Pastoralist at Camberoona, near Albury, from 1875. Moved to Sydney about 1887 and had a residence at Katoomba and later lived at North Sydney. Member Federal Convention 1897; participated in the Colonial Conference and Navigation Conference, London 1907.
Military Service
Honours Received
Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG) in 1900.
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Member of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia. Member of the House of Representatives for Hume 1901 - 1913.
Local Government Activity
Personal
Son of John Lyne, farmer, and Lillias Cross Carmichael Hume. Married (1) Martha Coates Shaw on 27 June 1870 and had issue 1 son and 3 daughters. Married (2) Sarah Jane Holden in June 1912 Sydney, and had issue l daughter. Buried in South Head cemetery with Anglican rites.
Additional Information
Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 10 Biography and portrait in ‘Australian Men of Mark’, Volume 1. Sydney, [?1889] , page 233 Ken Turner and Michael Hogan (editors), The Worldly Art of Politics, Sydney, Federation Press, 2006 (Chapter 5: "Sir William Lyne: In his electorate", by Sir Joseph Carruthers, page 53) Parliamentary Archives Photograph Collection PA Picture Description Series No. Series Title 136.LA:67 Group portrait of members of the Legislative Assembly 1895. Supplement to the 'Sydney Mail', Saturday April 13, 1895 PRS 123.LA: 15 Legislative Assembly, Composite Portraits of Members of the Legislative Assembly 282.LA William John Lyne PRS 126.LA: 13 Legislative Assembly, Portraits of Premiers of New South Wales, 1856 - to date 309.LA The Government and Legislative Assembly of NSW 1901 when the Commonwealth of Australia Established 123.LA:3 Legislative Assembly, Composite Portraits of Members of the Legislative Assembly 316.LA Miniature of the above 651.LA Anniversary of Responsible Government with Premiers since 1856. 'Evening News', 21 May 1923 126.LA:53 Legislative Assembly, Portraits of the Premiers of NSW, 1856 - to date 867.LA William John Lyne 125.LA:125 Legislative Assembly, Portraits of Members of the Legislative Assembly, 868.LA William John Lyne 125.LA:126 Legislative Assembly, Portraits of Members of the Legislative Assembly, 1354.LA- Copy of 651.LA, above 126.LA:54 Legislative Assembly, Portraits of the Premiers of NSW, 1856 - to date 3232.LA: 29 Members of the Legislative Assembly in 1880 [from 'First LA elected under New Electorate Act of 1880'] 123.LA:16 Legislative Assembly, Composite Portraits of Members of the Legislative Assembly (copy print, was to have been cut-up and used in albums PRS 111.LA) 4552.L 'First Legislative Assembly of NSW Elected under New Electoral Act of 1880' Miniature composite. Freeman & Co. Sydney [Copy 1] PRS 268.L Parliamentary Library, Main series of correspondence, 1915 (Picture extracted from this series) 4584.LA 'First Legislative Assembly of NSW Elected under New Electorate Act of 1880' Miniature composite. Freeman & Co. Sydney [Copy 2] 123.LA:17 Legislative Assembly, Composite Portraits of Members of the Legislative Assembly 4695.LA W. J. Lyne, Premier of NSW 126.LA:65 Legislative Assembly, Portraits of the Premiers of NSW, 1856 - to date