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Former Member Details

Mr Edward Bulwer Lytton DICKENS (1852 - 1902)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1852
Place of Birth: England
Date of Death: 23/01/1902
Place of Death: Moree, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 13 Feb 1889 25 Jun 1894 5 years 4 months 13 days
Member for Wilcannia 13 Feb 1889 06 Jun 1891 2 years 3 months 25 days
Member for Wilcannia 20 Jun 1891 25 Jun 1894 3 years 6 days
Broken Hill Water Supply Bill Committee No.8 10 Apr 1889 10 Jul 1889 3 months 1 day
Silverton Tramway Extension Bill Committee No.16 06 Jun 1889 10 Oct 1889 4 months 5 days
Broken Hill and Pinnacles Tramway Bill Committee No.16 03 Jun 1890 20 Dec 1890 6 months 18 days
Broken Hill Water Supply Act Amendment Bill Committee No.32 01 Feb 1892 17 Feb 1892 17 days
Application for a Free Pass made by Mr Black, MP Committee No.27 17 Dec 1891 21 Mar 1892 3 months 5 days
Library Committee No.3 28 Jul 1891 01 Apr 1892 8 months 5 days
Library Committee No.6 05 Oct 1892 18 Oct 1892 14 days
Menindie Irrigation Bill Committee No.21 23 Feb 1893 22 Mar 1893 1 month
Library Committee No.4 27 Sep 1893 08 Dec 1893 2 months 12 days
Library Committee No.4 23 Jan 1894 11 Jun 1894 4 months 20 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Mason and stationholder. Educated at Tunbridge Wells in Kent, at a private school of Reverend W. C Sawyer, later bishop of Armidale and Grafton. Attended lectures at the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester, Gloucestershire. Arrived in Australia in 1869. Worked at Momba station near Wilcannia; bought shares in Yanda station near Bourke, but lost heavily through bad seasons. Appointed government inspector of runs in the Bourke District in 1886.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman of Bourke Council.
Personal
Son of Charles Dickens, English novelist. Married Constance Desailly in 1880.
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