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Former Member Details

Mr William Henry SHARP (1844 - 1929)

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Date of Birth: 26/10/1844
Place of Birth: London, England
Date of Death: 04/10/1929
Place of Death: Mosman, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 17 Jun 1891 25 Jun 1894 3 years 9 days
Member for Redfern 17 Jun 1891 25 Jun 1894 3 years 9 days
Picturesque Atlas Company Committee No.18 24 Jan 1893 16 May 1893 3 months 23 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Printer. Educated in a public school. Passed the preliminary examination as a pupil teacher. Apprenticed to Eyre and Spottiswoods, government printers, where worked until 1873. Emigrated to America. Joined Typographical Association in New York.; worked in Boston and Chicago. Returned to London in 1874. Member of London Society of Compositors over 12 years. Arrived in Australia hoping to benefit health in 1887. Worked in government printing office. Joined Sydney Typographical Association and was on board of management for 6 years. Delegate to the Trades and Labor Council (TLC) and president in 1891.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of a clergyman. Married (wife unknown). Congregationalist.
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