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Former Member Details

Mr John George GOUGH (1848 - 1907)

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Date of Birth: 05/11/1848
Place of Birth: Victoria, Australia
Date of Death: 15/11/1907
Place of Death: Little Bog near Bombala, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 09 Feb 1889 25 Jun 1894 5 years 4 months 17 days
Member for Young 09 Feb 1889 06 Jun 1891 2 years 3 months 29 days
Member for Young 27 Jun 1891 25 Jun 1894 2 years 11 months 30 days
Claim of John O’Brien, Tyagong Goldfield Committee No.7 20 Dec 1890 20 Dec 1890 1 day
Albury Mechanics Institute Enabling Bill Committee No.6 30 Jul 1891 06 Aug 1891 8 days
Mort’s Dock and Engineering Company (Limited) Enabling Bill Committee No.11 11 Aug 1891 25 Aug 1891 15 days
Sydney Electric Lighting Bill Committee No.7 04 Aug 1891 26 Aug 1891 23 days
Conditional Purchase made by Anne Nash O’Brien, at Corowa Committee No.21 16 Sep 1891 15 Mar 1892 6 months
Post Office Savings Bank-National Bank Committee No.15 29 Nov 1892 16 May 1893 5 months 18 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Builder, ironmonger and mining entrepreneur. Mother died when he was an infant. Father went to lambing flat diggings where he died in 1861. Worked on goldfields and other rushes with varying success. About 1874 entered building trade in Young district, initially as a journeyman for 4 years, then as a contractor. Built Young court house and railway station. Opened J.G Gough and Co, ironmongers of Young c.1888. Later associated with Flying Mercedes Gold Mining Company and with dredging operations at Craigie. Member of progress committees at Young.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman at Young Council Council.
Son of John George Gough, dealer and Sarah Bruce. Married Martha Anne Clift c.1869 at Grenfell and had issue, 5 daughters and 6 sons. Presbyterian.
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