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Former Member Details

Mr Robert Coulter BOOTH (1846 - 1918)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1846
Place of Birth: Ballyreach, Ireland
Date of Death: 13/01/1918
Place of Death: Leichhardt, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 06 Aug 1904 19 Aug 1907 3 years 14 days
Member for Leichhardt 06 Aug 1904 19 Aug 1907 3 years 14 days
Claim of Robert Roberts, late Bookbinder, Registrar-General’s Department Committee No.16 12 Sep 1905 25 Oct 1905 1 month 14 days
Testator’s Family Maintenance Committee No.23 28 Nov 1905 09 Dec 1905 12 days
Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 26 Jun 1906 26 Jun 1906 1 day
Claim of Electric Tram-driver Arthur Simpson for improvements fitted to Steam Motors Committee No.8 13 Sep 1906 13 Nov 1906 2 months 1 day
Case of Henry Harding, W.S Stead and others – Certificate of Title Committee No.7 21 Aug 1906 27 Nov 1906 3 months 7 days
Political Party Activity
Liberal and Reform Party after selection by the Australian Protestant Defence Association and the Loyal Orange Lodge.
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1905
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Schoolteacher. Arrived in New South Wales in 1867; lived for a short time at Kiama; moved to Sydney; worked with Alex Adams who was in charge of Surry Hills Wesleyan day schools; attended training college; teacher with Department of Public Instruction from 1868, West Leichhardt public school from 1883 until 1894, Fort Street Lower Public School from 1894 until 1898, North Newtown from 1898 until 1904; afterwards was a estate agent; member of New South Wales Evangelical Council, New South Wales Alliance in 1908 and of Australian Protestant Defence Association; Orangeman
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Son of James Coulter. Married Priscella Jane Corbett on 13 November 1869 at Enniskillen on 13 November 1869 and had issue, 8 daughters and 4 sons. Methodist. Buried in Methodist cemetery at Rookwood.
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