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Former Member Details

Mr Robert Henry LEVIEN (1849 - 1938)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1849
Place of Birth: Singleton, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 12/07/1938
Place of Death: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 02 Dec 1880 06 Nov 1913 32 years 11 months 5 days
Member for Tamworth 02 Dec 1880 23 Nov 1882 1 year 11 months 22 days
Member for Tamworth 13 Dec 1882 07 Oct 1885 2 years 9 months 25 days
Member for Tamworth 21 Oct 1885 26 Jan 1887 1 year 3 months 6 days
Member for Tamworth 21 Feb 1887 19 Jan 1889 1 year 10 months 30 days
Member for Tamworth 04 Feb 1889 31 May 1889 3 months 28 days
Member for Tamworth 10 Jun 1889 06 Jun 1891 1 year 11 months 28 days
Member for Tamworth 24 Jun 1891 25 Jun 1894 3 years 2 days
Member for Quirindi 17 Jul 1894 05 Jul 1895 11 months 19 days
Member for Quirindi 24 Jul 1895 08 Jul 1898 2 years 11 months 15 days
Member for Quirindi 27 Jul 1898 11 Jun 1901 2 years 10 months 16 days
Member for Quirindi 03 Jul 1901 16 Jul 1904 3 years 14 days
Member for Tamworth 06 Aug 1904 10 Aug 1907 3 years 5 days
Member for Tamworth 10 Sep 1907 14 Sep 1910 3 years 5 days
Member for Tamworth 14 Oct 1910 06 Nov 1913 3 years 24 days
Roger’s Estate Bill Committee No.11 22 Jul 1881 31 Aug 1881 1 month 10 days
Australian Gas Light Company’s Bill Committee No.8 12 Jul 1881 23 Sep 1881 2 months 12 days
Institute of Surveyors Incorporation Bill Committee No.17 06 Sep 1881 11 Oct 1881 1 month 6 days
Tamworth Gas and Coke Company’s Bill Committee No.12 10 Aug 1881 09 Dec 1881 4 months
Albury Gas Company’s Bill Committee No.13 28 Feb 1883 06 Mar 1883 7 days
The Case of Captain Armstrong Committee No.11 16 Feb 1883 25 Apr 1883 2 months 10 days
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 29 May 1883 29 May 1883 1 day
Armidale Gas Company’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.29 24 Jan 1884 19 Feb 1884 27 days
Tamworth Cattle Sale-yards Bill Committee No.20 28 Nov 1883 09 Apr 1884 4 months 13 days Chairman
Petition of Captain Armstrong Committee No.47 06 May 1884 30 Jul 1884 2 months 25 days
Claim of Matthew McIvor to a Tin Mine at Pheasant’s Creek Committee No.42 25 Mar 1884 09 Oct 1884 6 months 15 days
McIlveen and Clift’s Conditional Purchase Committee No.26 18 Dec 1883 29 Oct 1884 10 months 12 days
Alienation of Crown Lands in parishes of Willoughby and Gordon Committee No.16 15 Nov 1883 01 Nov 1884 11 months 18 days
Claim of Roderick McKenzie Committee No.40 26 Feb 1884 01 Nov 1884 8 months 7 days
Claim of Stephen Cole Committee No.36 20 Feb 1884 01 Nov 1884 8 months 13 days
Conditional Purchase on Miller’s Creek Run Committee No.49 21 May 1884 01 Nov 1884 5 months 12 days Chairman
Evan McIntosh’s Conditional Purchase Committee No.59 15 Aug 1884 01 Nov 1884 2 months 18 days Chairman
Medical Bill Committee No.52 13 Jun 1884 01 Nov 1884 4 months 20 days
Whaling Road, North Shore Committee No.46 06 May 1884 01 Nov 1884 5 months 27 days
William Frederick Collier’s Conditional Purchase Committee No.58 15 Aug 1884 01 Nov 1884 2 months 18 days Chairman
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 19 Nov 1884 19 Nov 1884 1 day
Conditional Purchase of Evan McIntosh Committee No.21 29 Sep 1885 02 Oct 1885 4 days
Uther Estate Leasing Bill Committee No.17 29 Sep 1885 02 Oct 1885 4 days
Uther Estate Leasing Bill Committee No.12 11 Dec 1885 16 Dec 1885 6 days
McLaughlin Estate Bill Committee No.32 15 Apr 1886 21 Apr 1886 7 days
Pringle’s Estate Mortgage Bill Committee No.31 06 Apr 1886 11 May 1886 1 month 6 days Chairman
Bell’s Estate Bill Committee No.23 30 Mar 1886 26 May 1886 1 month 27 days
Mrs Payten’s Estate Leasing Bill Committee No.43 08 Jun 1886 24 Jun 1886 17 days
Bowenfels Coal mining and Copper Smelting Company’s Railway (Sale and Vesting) Bill Committee No.36 05 May 1886 06 Jul 1886 2 months 2 days
Inverell Church of England Lands Sale Bill Committee No.46 11 Jun 1886 06 Jul 1886 26 days
Claim of Matthew McIvor to a Tinmine at Pheasants Creek Committee No.58 23 Jul 1886 27 Aug 1886 1 month 5 days
Conditional Purchases on Pericoota Run Committee No.50 18 Jun 1886 25 Oct 1886 4 months 8 days
Evan McIntosh’s Conditional Purchase at Currabubula Committee No.8 04 Dec 1885 25 Oct 1886 10 months 22 days
Evan McIntosh’s Conditional Purchase at Currabubula Committee No.8 04 Dec 1885 25 Oct 1886 10 months 22 days Chairman
Thomas Thompson’s Conditional Purchase made at Moama Committee No.12 29 Mar 1887 12 Jul 1887 3 months 14 days
Conditional Purchases on Pericoota Run Committee No.11 29 Mar 1887 13 Jul 1887 3 months 15 days
Railway Free Passes – Special Trains Committee No.10 29 Mar 1887 13 Jul 1887 3 months 15 days
Thomas Thompson’s Conditional Purchase made at Moama Committee No.14 07 Oct 1887 01 Dec 1887 1 month 25 days
Petition of George Matcham Pitt, junior Committee No.33 16 Dec 1887 26 Apr 1888 4 months 11 days
Robert Munford’s Conditional Purchases, parish of Metz Committee No.39 20 Dec 1887 05 Jul 1888 6 months 16 days Chairman
Contract for the Bridge over the Paterson River Committee No.56 24 Apr 1888 24 Jul 1888 3 months 1 day
Evan McIntosh’s Conditional Purchase at Currabubula Committee No.11 29 Sep 1887 24 Jul 1888 9 months 26 days Chairman
Whaling Road, North Shore Committee No.44 10 Feb 1888 24 Jul 1888 5 months 15 days Chairman
Windsor Gas-light Company (Limited) Act Amendment Bill Committee No.12 06 Dec 1888 07 Dec 1888 2 days
Conditional Purchase of Evan McIntosh, Currabubula Committee No.10 29 Nov 1888 16 Jan 1889 1 month 19 days
Conditional Purchase of James Connelly, Tamworth Committee No.11 29 Nov 1888 16 Jan 1889 1 month 19 days Chairman
McIlveen & Clift’s Conditional Purchase Committee No.22 01 Jul 1890 30 Sep 1890 3 months
Selection made by James Connelly at Tamworth Committee No.12 01 May 1890 20 Dec 1890 7 months 20 days Chairman
Whaling Road, North Sydney Committee No.29 21 Dec 1891 17 Mar 1892 2 months 26 days
Selection made by James Connelly, at Tamworth Committee No.16 25 Aug 1891 01 Apr 1892 7 months 8 days
Refreshment Committee No.7 05 Oct 1892 18 Oct 1892 14 days
Scottish Australian Mining Company (Limited) Railway Bill Committee No.8 11 Oct 1892 23 Nov 1892 1 month 13 days
Selection made by James Connelly at Tamworth Committee No.16 13 Dec 1892 13 Jun 1893 6 months 1 day
Refreshment Committee No.5 27 Sep 1893 08 Dec 1893 2 months 12 days
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 17 Jan 1894 17 Jan 1894 1 day
Refreshment Committee No.5 23 Jan 1894 11 Jun 1894 4 months 20 days
Hunter District Water Supply and Sewerage Works. Committee No. 14 11 Dec 1894 05 Jul 1895 6 months 25 days
Refreshment Committee No. 4 29 Aug 1894 05 Jul 1895 10 months 7 days
Selection made by James Connolly, at Tamworth. Committee No 6 04 Sep 1894 05 Jul 1895 10 months 2 days
Dismissal of Constable Easterbrook Committee No.7 17 Sep 1895 20 Nov 1895 2 months 4 days
Selection made by James Connelly, at Tamworth Committee No.35 20 Oct 1896 11 Nov 1896 23 days Chairman
Refreshment Committee No.4 28 Apr 1897 10 Dec 1897 7 months 13 days
Refreshment Committee No. 3 28 Jun 1898 08 Jul 1898 11 days
Refreshment Committee No. 5 25 Aug 1898 23 Dec 1898 3 months 29 days
Sydney and North Sydney Bridge and Tramway Bill Committee No. 16 26 Oct 1898 23 Dec 1898 1 month 28 days
Refreshment Committee No.3 21 Feb 1899 30 Mar 1899 1 month 10 days
Refreshment Committee No.4 13 Apr 1899 21 Apr 1899 9 days
Refreshment Committee No.6 02 Aug 1899 10 Oct 1899 2 months 9 days
Racing Association Bill Committee No.23 18 Sep 1900 01 Dec 1900 2 months 14 days
Refreshment Committee No.3 20 Jun 1900 05 Dec 1900 5 months 16 days
Use of Preservative and Colouring Matters in Food Committee No.11 20 Aug 1903 25 Nov 1903 3 months 6 days Chairman
Refreshment Committee No.6 01 Jul 1903 01 Dec 1903 5 months 1 day
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 24 Aug 1904 24 Aug 1904 1 day
Refreshment Committee No.5 21 Sep 1904 21 Sep 1904 1 day Chairman
Case of Thomas Foster, tried for Bigamy Committee No.10 18 Jul 1905 03 Aug 1905 17 days
Refusal of the Pharmacy Board to register Mr Walter Trafford Committee No.9 18 Jul 1905 30 Nov 1905 4 months 13 days
Refreshment Committee No.5 28 Jun 1905 09 Dec 1905 5 months 12 days
Grain Elevators Committee No.10 20 Sep 1906 13 Dec 1906 2 months 24 days
Refreshment Committee No.4 10 Jul 1906 18 Dec 1906 5 months 9 days Chairman
Refreshment Committee No.5 09 Jul 1907 12 Jul 1907 4 days Chairman
Refreshment Committee No.5 24 Oct 1907 20 Dec 1907 1 month 27 days Chairman
Refreshment Committee No.4 13 Mar 1908 11 Apr 1908 30 days Chairman
Claims of Andrew Rodgers against the Sydney Harbour Trust Commissioners Committee No.8 29 Sep 1908 18 Dec 1908 2 months 20 days
Refreshment Committee No.5 05 Aug 1908 19 Dec 1908 4 months 15 days Chairman
Refreshment Committee No.5 14 Jul 1909 17 Dec 1909 5 months 4 days Chairman
Refreshment Committee No.5 28 Jun 1910 20 Aug 1910 1 month 24 days Chairman
Refreshment Committee No.5 30 Nov 1910 23 Dec 1910 24 days
Warwick Farm Railway Act Extension Bill Committee No.7 31 May 1911 14 Jul 1911 1 month 14 days
Refreshment Committee No.5 30 May 1911 01 Aug 1911 2 months 3 days Chairman
Dalgety Siding Bill Committee No.7 13 Sep 1911 28 Sep 1911 16 days
Operations of the Australian Jockey Club Committee No.22 20 Feb 1912 28 Mar 1912 1 month 9 days
Refreshment Committee No.5 12 Sep 1911 28 Mar 1912 6 months 17 days Chairman
Totalisator Bill Committee No.19 31 Oct 1911 28 Mar 1912 4 months 28 days Chairman
Refreshment Committee No.5 06 Aug 1913 15 Oct 1913 2 months 10 days Chairman
Political Party Activity
Protestant; stood as an Independent, Liberal in 1907, Independent in 1910
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Lawyer (solicitor). Educated at West Maitland. Articled to A.J Robey, Newcastle in 1866. Assigned to W.M Mullin of West Maitland in 1868. Admitted as a solicitor in 1873. Practised at Tenterfield from 1873 until 1875, West Maitland from 1875 until 1879. Tamworth 1879 until 1881, then practised in Sydney. Bred and raced horses; twice was Grand Primo of Buffaloes.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman of West Maitland
Personal
Son of Alfred Levien, general merchant, and Myalla Mac Derniod. Married Harriette Emma Cousins on 22 October 1879 and had issue 1 daughter and 2 sons. Church of England. Funeral at Northern Suburbs cemetery from St Augustine's Church of England, Neutral Bay.
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