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Former Member Details

Mr John [2] PERRY (1849 - 1935)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1849
Place of Birth: Branxton, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 02/01/1935
Place of Death: Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 06 Aug 1904 02 Oct 1911 7 years 1 month 27 days
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 27 Apr 1920 10 May 1922 2 years 14 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 16 February 1920. Granted retention of title of 'Honourable' for life.
Member for Liverpool Plains 06 Aug 1904 19 Aug 1907 3 years 14 days
Member for Liverpool Plains 16 Aug 1911 02 Oct 1911 1 month 17 days
Lismore Markets and cattle Sale-yards Bill Committee No.9 08 Nov 1904 10 Nov 1904 3 days
Municipal District of Cowra reduced Area Bill Committee No.8 01 Nov 1904 16 Nov 1904 16 days
Wellington Cattle Sale-yards Bill Committee No.10 15 Nov 1904 17 Nov 1904 3 days
The New Redhead Estate and Coal Company Limited Transfer Bill Committee No.14 24 Aug 1905 29 Aug 1905 6 days Chairman
Newcastle Agricultural, Horticultural and Industrial Association Bill Committee No.20 02 Nov 1905 08 Nov 1905 7 days
Dairying Industry Committee No.7 04 Jul 1905 30 Nov 1905 4 months 27 days
High street Alstonville Closing Bill Committee No.9 18 Sep 1906 25 Sep 1906 8 days Chairman
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
Australian Labor Party (ALP) in 1895; Independent and Liberal.
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1908.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Miner and farmer. Educated to primary level; became a goldminer at Gulgong, shedhand and shearer; selected View Hill near Walhallow in 1883, farmer and grazier with Australian Shearers' Union, agent 1891 - 1895; sold View Hill in 1905, purchased The Wilgas near Breeza which sold in 1925; founder of Farmer and Settlers' Association, councillor in 1900, 1913, vice president 1901 - 1905, 1908 - 1912, director of Farmers and Settlers' Association Co-operative Society 1899 - 1902; president of Council of Commonwealth Farmers; Organisations; president of Quirindi Hospital Board; member of Tamworth Pastures Protection Board, Quirindi Show committee; contributor to Quirindi Advocate as 'Sundowner'.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Son of Henry Perry, station manager, and English migrant, and Jane Pyne, Irish migrant. Married (1) Selina Richardson in 1873 and had issue, 2 sons. Married (2) Mary Harrigan in 1886 and had issue, 1 daughter and 3 sons. Funeral at Campbell's Hill cemetery from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in West Maitland.
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