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Former Member Details

Mr Walter Scott TARGETT (1849 - 1918)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1849
Place of Birth: London, England
Date of Death: 09/09/1918
Place of Death: Kogarah, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 14 Dec 1882 26 Jan 1887 4 years 1 month 13 days
Member for Hartley 14 Dec 1882 07 Oct 1885 2 years 9 months 24 days
Member for Hartley 16 Oct 1885 26 Jan 1887 1 year 3 months 11 days
Rotton’s Estate Bill Committee No.10 14 Feb 1883 21 Feb 1883 8 days
Grafton Lighting Company’s Bill Committee No.24 13 Dec 1883 08 Feb 1884 1 month 27 days
Forest Lodge, near Tarlo, Estate Bill Committee No.30 29 Jan 1884 15 Feb 1884 18 days
Address of Condolence with Her Majesty the Queen Committee No.43 01 Apr 1884 01 Apr 1884 1 day
Appraisements of Town Lots of Temora Committee No.13 25 Oct 1883 02 Apr 1884 5 months 9 days
Ryan’s Conditional Purchases at Wagga Wagga Committee No.21 28 Nov 1883 09 Apr 1884 4 months 13 days
The case of Mr J.H Handsaker Committee No.41 04 Mar 1884 17 Apr 1884 1 month 14 days
Victorian Coal Mining Company’s Bill Committee No.38 26 Feb 1884 25 Apr 1884 2 months
O’Doud’s Estate Leasing Bill Committee No.48 08 May 1884 06 Jun 1884 30 days
Victorian Coal-mining Company’s Bill (No2) Committee No.45 30 Apr 1884 10 Jun 1884 1 month 12 days
Claim of Mr. Thomas Horton Committee No.39 26 Feb 1884 04 Jul 1884 4 months 9 days
The Case of Mark Duffy Committee No.22 28 Nov 1883 22 Jul 1884 7 months 25 days
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
Claim of Roderick McKenzie Committee No.40 26 Feb 1884 01 Nov 1884 8 months 7 days
Conditional Purchase on Miller’s Creek Run Committee No.49 21 May 1884 01 Nov 1884 5 months 12 days
Road through Mr Polson’s property, Manning River Committee No.53 11 Jul 1884 01 Nov 1884 3 months 22 days
Wallsend and Plattsburg Gas Company’s Bill Committee No.64 22 Oct 1884 01 Nov 1884 11 days
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 09 Sep 1885 09 Sep 1885 1 day
Barker’s Estate Bill Committee No.19 29 Sep 1885 30 Sep 1885 2 days
St Mary’s Waverley Church of England Sale Bill Committee No.18 29 Sep 1885 30 Sep 1885 2 days
Uther Estate Leasing Bill Committee No.17 29 Sep 1885 30 Sep 1885 2 days
Balmain Tramway Bill Committee No.13 25 Sep 1885 01 Oct 1885 7 days
Conditional Purchase of Evan McIntosh Committee No.21 29 Sep 1885 02 Oct 1885 4 days
Standing Orders Committee No.5 24 Sep 1885 02 Oct 1885 9 days
Vale of Clwydd Coal Mining Company’s Bill Committee No.23 01 Oct 1885 02 Oct 1885 2 days
Barker’s Estate Bill Committee No.11 11 Dec 1885 16 Dec 1885 6 days
St Mary’s Waverley Church of England Land Sale Bill Committee No.13 11 Dec 1885 16 Dec 1885 6 days
Uther Estate Leasing Bill Committee No.12 11 Dec 1885 16 Dec 1885 6 days
Balmain Tramway Bill Committee No.14 28 Jan 1886 09 Feb 1886 13 days
Muswellbrook Cattle Saleyards Bill Committee No.17 05 Feb 1886 24 Mar 1886 1 month 20 days
Hay Gas Bill Committee No.16 04 Feb 1886 13 Apr 1886 2 months 10 days
Bird Estate Bill Committee No.35 05 May 1886 11 Jun 1886 1 month 7 days
Claim of Matthew McIvor to a Tinmine at Pheasants Creek Committee No.58 23 Jul 1886 27 Aug 1886 1 month 5 days Chairman
Evan McIntosh’s Conditional Purchase at Currabubula Committee No.8 04 Dec 1885 25 Oct 1886 10 months 22 days
Standing Orders Committee No.3 03 Dec 1885 25 Oct 1886 10 months 23 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Farmer and probably newspaper proprieter. Arrived in Australasia c.1854; spent 2 years in New Zealand, 6 years in Victoria, 2 years in Tasmania, 54 years in New South Wales. Was a newspaper proprieter by 1875 and also a farmer when elected to Parliament. At death was on the staff of Government Printer.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Son of David Targett, farmer and ship builder, and Eliza Giles. Married Emily Chapman on 16 September 1875 at Colac, Victoria and had issue, 6 daughters and 4 sons. Church of England.
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