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Former Member Details

The Hon. John [1] PERRY (1845 - 1922)

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Date of Birth: 13/07/1845
Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 10/05/1922
Place of Death: Pittwater, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 13 Feb 1889 13 Feb 1920 31 years 1 day
Member for Ballina 24 Jul 1898 14 Sep 1889 0 days
Member for Richmond 13 Feb 1889 06 Jun 1891 2 years 3 months 25 days
Member for Richmond 21 Jun 1891 25 Jun 1894 3 years 5 days
Member for Ballina 17 Jul 1894 05 Jul 1895 11 months 19 days
Member for Ballina 24 Jul 1895 08 Jul 1898 2 years 11 months 15 days
Member for Ballina 22 Sep 1899 11 Jun 1901 1 year 8 months 21 days
Member for Ballina 03 Jul 1901 16 Jul 1904 3 years 14 days
Member for Richmond 06 Aug 1904 19 Aug 1907 3 years 14 days
Member for Richmond 10 Sep 1907 14 Sep 1910 3 years 5 days
Member for Richmond 14 Oct 1910 06 Nov 1913 3 years 24 days
Member for Byron 06 Dec 1913 21 Feb 1917 3 years 2 months 16 days
Member for Byron 14 Apr 1917 13 Feb 1920 2 years 10 months
Minister of Public Instruction and Minister for Labour and Industry 14 Sep 1899 14 Jun 1904 4 years 9 months 1 day
Colonial Secretary 15 Jun 1904 29 Aug 1904 2 months 15 days
Secretary for Mines 02 Oct 1907 21 Jan 1908 3 months 20 days
Minister for Agriculture 22 Jan 1908 20 Oct 1910 2 years 8 months 29 days
Silkstone Coal-mine Railway Bill Committee No.10 17 Apr 1889 30 Apr 1889 14 days
New South Wales Tramway Company’s Bill Committee No.11 30 Apr 1889 17 May 1889 18 days
Case of Miss Brenning Committee No.20 03 Jul 1889 23 Jul 1889 21 days
Selections by John Harrison, of Lismore Committee No.25 19 Jul 1889 23 Jul 1889 5 days
St Leonard’s School of Arts Enabling Bill Committee No.10 01 May 1890 06 May 1890 6 days
Toronto Tramway Act Amendment Bill Committee No.11 01 May 1890 06 May 1890 6 days
Willoughby and Gordon Tramway Act Amending Bill Committee No.13 13 May 1890 20 May 1890 8 days
Goulburn Water Supply Charges Bill Committee No.14 21 May 1890 05 Jun 1890 16 days
Turrawingee Tramway Bill Committee No.18 05 Jun 1890 18 Jun 1890 14 days
Borough of Willoughby Naming Bill Committee No.24 17 Jul 1890 22 Jul 1890 6 days
Wagga Wagga Cattle Sale yards Bill Committee No.19 24 Jun 1890 14 Aug 1890 1 month 22 days
Adelaide Jubilee International Exhibition Committee No.36 07 Oct 1890 12 Dec 1890 2 months 6 days
Hay Athenaeum Trustees Enabling Bill Committee No.48 18 Dec 1890 19 Dec 1890 2 days
Conditional Purchases of J.Smith, JMD Sullivan, and A.Campbell, Land District of Lismore Committee No.28 26 Aug 1890 20 Dec 1890 3 months 25 days
Segenhoe Estate Irrigation Bill Committee No.18 08 Sep 1891 01 Dec 1891 2 months 24 days
Forfeiture of J.J Ray’s selection in the Land District of Wagga Wagga Committee No.22 29 Sep 1891 09 Dec 1891 2 months 11 days
Wagga Wagga School of Arts Enabling Bill Committee No.24 26 Nov 1891 09 Dec 1891 14 days
Case of Patrick Brown Committee No.31 21 Dec 1891 11 Feb 1892 1 month 22 days
Deepwater and Mount Galena Tramway Bill Committee No.36 24 Mar 1892 28 Mar 1892 5 days
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 30 Aug 1892 30 Aug 1892 1 day
Lee and Brady Settlement Bill Committee No.19 14 Feb 1893 01 Mar 1893 16 days
Case of John Deniff Committee No.27 07 Jun 1893 13 Jun 1893 7 days
Oxford street Improvement Bill Committee No.13 16 Nov 1892 13 Jun 1893 6 months 29 days
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 26 Sep 1893 26 Sep 1893 1 day
Silkstone Coal-mine Railway Act Amending Bill Committee No.10 15 Nov 1893 21 Nov 1893 7 days
Bankruptcy Act Amendment Bill Committee No.13 01 Dec 1893 08 Dec 1893 8 days
Corowa School of Arts Enabling Bill Committee No.9 24 Oct 1893 08 Dec 1893 1 month 15 days
Mr Walsh’s Contract for Construction of Cooper’s Creek Bridge Committee No.11 21 Nov 1893 08 Dec 1893 18 days
Oxford street Improvement Bill Committee No.8 25 Jan 1894 13 Feb 1894 20 days
Bankruptcy Act Amendment Bill Committee No.7 25 Jan 1894 05 Jun 1894 4 months 12 days
Shoaling at the mouth of North Creek, near Ballina. Committee No. 11 27 Nov 1894 05 Jul 1895 7 months 9 days
Case of Mr A.J.C Single Committee No.9 19 Sep 1895 10 Oct 1895 22 days
Borough of Redfern Electric Lighting Bill Committee No.11 08 Oct 1895 17 Oct 1895 10 days
Crown Pastoral, Agricultural and Horticultural Association Bill Committee No.14 06 Nov 1895 28 Nov 1895 23 days
City Mutual Life Assurance Company’s (Limited) Enabling Bill Committee No.7 26 May 1896 16 Jun 1896 22 days
Library Committee No.3 14 May 1896 16 Nov 1896 6 months 3 days
Printing Committee No.5 14 May 1896 16 Nov 1896 6 months 3 days
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.6 28 Apr 1897 10 Dec 1897 7 months 13 days
Library Committee No.3 28 Apr 1897 10 Dec 1897 7 months 13 days
Holt’s Wingello Estate Bill. Committee No. 6 12 Sep 1895 08 Jul 1898 2 years 9 months 27 days
Library Committee No. 4 28 Jun 1898 08 Jul 1898 11 days
Library. Committee No. 3 20 Aug 1895 08 Jul 1898 2 years 10 months 19 days
Borough of Lithgow Validating Bill Committee No.21 01 Dec 1898 08 Dec 1898 8 days
Claim of Samuel and Mary Lemon Committee No. 10 30 Aug 1898 23 Dec 1898 3 months 24 days
Land Fronting Throsby and Cottage Creek sold by A.A. Dangar, Esq. Committee No. 9 30 Aug 1898 23 Dec 1898 3 months 24 days
Library Committee No. 4 25 Aug 1898 23 Dec 1898 3 months 29 days
Library Committee No.2 21 Feb 1899 30 Mar 1899 1 month 10 days
Library Committee No.3 13 Apr 1899 21 Apr 1899 9 days
Library Committee No.5 02 Aug 1899 10 Oct 1899 2 months 9 days
Claim of Mr Sherlock Barron, North Botany Committee No.10 15 Aug 1899 23 Nov 1899 3 months 9 days
Dubbo, Pastoral, Agricultural and Horticultural Association Bill Committee No.20 04 Sep 1900 12 Sep 1900 9 days
Working of the Free Public Library Committee No.16 16 Aug 1900 28 Nov 1900 3 months 13 days
Standing Orders Committee No.3 21 Sep 1904 09 Nov 1904 1 month 20 days
Coraki Roman Catholic Church Trustees Enabling Bill Committee No.12 29 Nov 1904 06 Dec 1904 8 days
Standing Orders Committee No.3 28 Jun 1905 09 Dec 1905 5 months 12 days
High street Alstonville Closing Bill Committee No.9 18 Sep 1906 25 Sep 1906 8 days Chairman
Armidale Cattle Sale-yards Bill Committee No.15 30 Nov 1906 05 Dec 1906 6 days
Grain Elevators Committee No.10 20 Sep 1906 13 Dec 1906 2 months 24 days
Standing Orders Committee No.3 10 Jul 1906 18 Dec 1906 5 months 9 days
Standing Orders Committee No.4 09 Jul 1907 12 Jul 1907 4 days
Canterbury Park Racecourse Company Limited Enabling Bill Committee No.7 24 Nov 1910 08 Dec 1910 15 days
Warwick Farm Railway Act Extension Bill Committee No.7 31 May 1911 14 Jun 1911 15 days
Totalisator Bill Committee No.19 31 Oct 1911 28 Mar 1912 4 months 28 days
Newcastle Iron and Steel Works Bill Committee No.11 10 Oct 1912 31 Oct 1912 22 days Chairman
Refreshment Committee No.5 07 Aug 1912 05 Dec 1912 3 months 29 days
Refreshment Committee No.5 06 Aug 1913 15 Oct 1913 2 months 10 days
Refreshment Committee No. 5 11 Mar 1914 18 Apr 1914 1 month 8 days
Refreshment Committee No. 5 22 Jul 1914 23 Feb 1915 7 months 2 days
Refreshment Committee No. 4 02 Jul 1915 13 Apr 1916 9 months 12 days
Refreshment Committee No. 6 21 Jul 1916 21 Dec 1916 5 months 1 day
Political Party Activity
Protectionist. Whip 1894 - 1898; stood as a Liberal and Reform in 1907. Liberal; Nationalist Party.
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1883
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Storekeeper and cane farmer. Country entrepreneur. Educated in Surry Hills and Fort Street Public schools. In 1861 entered Watkins and Leigh, importers working for 4 years in Sydney and at Braidwood. Became a broker and general commission agent in Sydney. In 1870s grew sugar cane and opened a store at Alstonville. Director of Marshell's Brewery Company. Orangeman.
Military Service
Honours Received
Decorated by the French government for his services in connection with the Martinique disaster.
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Son of Julius Perry, bank clerk. Married Susan McAuslan Alston on 13 November 1870 and had issue 1 son. Presbyterian. Buried in Waverley cemetery with Presbyterian rites.
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