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Former Member Details

Mr Mark John HAMMOND (1844 - 1908)

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Date of Birth: 15/11/1844
Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 04/02/1908
Place of Death: Manly, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 19 Apr 1884 26 Jan 1887 2 years 9 months 8 days
Member for Canterbury 19 Apr 1884 07 Oct 1885 1 year 5 months 19 days
Member for Canterbury 16 Oct 1885 26 Jan 1887 1 year 3 months 11 days
City Bank Bill Committee No.50 23 May 1884 04 Jun 1884 13 days
O’Doud’s Estate Leasing Bill Committee No.48 08 May 1884 06 Jun 1884 30 days
Victorian Coal-mining Company’s Bill (No2) Committee No.45 30 Apr 1884 10 Jun 1884 1 month 12 days
Great Southern Coal-mining Company Railway Bill Committee No.60 02 Sep 1884 01 Nov 1884 2 months
Medical Bill Committee No.52 13 Jun 1884 01 Nov 1884 4 months 20 days
Great Southern Coal-mining Company Railway Bill Committee No.5 26 Nov 1884 27 Nov 1884 2 days
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.5 20 Mar 1885 27 Mar 1885 8 days
Great Southern Coal-mining Company Railway Bill Committee No.6 20 Mar 1885 27 Mar 1885 8 days
Ashfield Church of England School Bill Committee No.20 29 Sep 1885 01 Oct 1885 3 days Chairman
Balmain Tramway Bill Committee No.13 25 Sep 1885 01 Oct 1885 7 days
Glen Innes Markets Leasing Bill Committee No.9 25 Sep 1885 02 Oct 1885 8 days
Great Southern Coal-mining Company Railway Bill Committee No.2 15 Sep 1885 02 Oct 1885 18 days Chairman
McLaughlin Estate Bill Committee No.12 25 Sep 1885 02 Oct 1885 8 days
Privilege-Mr Melville, MP Committee No.3 15 Sep 1885 02 Oct 1885 18 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
Uther Estate Leasing Bill Committee No.12 11 Dec 1885 16 Dec 1885 6 days
Balmain Tramway Bill Committee No.14 28 Jan 1886 09 Feb 1886 13 days
Randwick Church Land Sale Bill Committee No.26 30 Mar 1886 01 Apr 1886 3 days
Sisters of Charity Estate Bill Committee No.25 30 Mar 1886 06 Apr 1886 8 days
Ashfield Church of England School Bill Committee No.21 24 Mar 1886 14 Apr 1886 22 days Chairman
Bishopscourt Sale and Leasing Bill Committee No.29 31 Mar 1886 18 May 1886 1 month 18 days
Glen Innes Markets Leasing Bill Committee No.33 16 Apr 1886 20 May 1886 1 month 5 days
Parramatta Public Baths Bill Committee No.37 14 May 1886 10 Jun 1886 28 days
St Stephen’s Church of England Parsonage, Camperdown, Land Sale Bill Committee No.49 16 Jun 1886 17 Jun 1886 2 days
St James School Compensation Trust Bill Committee No.52 22 Jun 1886 07 Jul 1886 16 days
St. Saviour’s Glebe Land Leasing Bill Committee No.65 28 Sep 1886 25 Oct 1886 28 days
Privilege-Mr Melville, MP Committee No.9 11 Dec 1885 28 Oct 1886 10 months 18 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1891
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Miner. Educated briefly at Newtown but went with father to Braidwood gold diggings late 1852, went to Sofala with family in late 1853. Became a blacksmith and successful jockey. Joined mining company at Hill End in 1868. Continued to speculate in mining ventures also in urban real estate. In 1900 - 1903 was a mining agent in Sydney. Champion of Municipal Government. On return became Vice President of Ashfield Bowling Club. estate valued at £ 30,712.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman of Ashfield Council from 1876. Mayor 1882.
Personal
Son of John Hammond. Married Mary Anne Fitzpatrick on 14 July 1869 at Bathurst and had issue, 1 daughter and 2 sons. Roman Catholic.
Additional Information
Personal papers in the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: 1. Mark John Hammond - further papers 1875 ca. 1907 (MLMSS 117) 2. Mark John Hammond - further papers, 1875-ca. 1907, together with the papers of J.H (John Harold) Hammond, 1894 - 1926) (MLMSS 117, ADD-ON 2229) ; photographs in the PICMAN Database.