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Former Member Details

Mr William White YOUNG (1852 - 1915)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1852
Place of Birth: Ayrshire, Scotland
Date of Death: 23/12/1915
Place of Death: Moore Park, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 25 Jun 1900 19 Aug 1907 7 years 1 month 26 days
Member for Bathurst 25 Jun 1900 11 Jun 1901 11 months 18 days
Member for Bathurst 03 Jul 1901 16 Jul 1904 3 years 14 days
Member for Bathurst 06 Aug 1904 19 Aug 1907 3 years 14 days
Dubbo, Pastoral, Agricultural and Horticultural Association Bill Committee No.20 04 Sep 1900 12 Sep 1900 9 days
Removal from the Public Service of Mr Frederick Glynn Committee No.3 06 Aug 1901 19 Dec 1901 4 months 14 days
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 24 Aug 1904 24 Aug 1904 1 day
Wellington Cattle Sale-yards Bill Committee No.10 15 Nov 1904 17 Nov 1904 3 days
Landlord and Tenant (Amendment) Bill Committee No.11 08 Aug 1905 26 Sep 1905 1 month 19 days
Bread (Amendment) Bill Committee No.17 19 Sep 1905 28 Nov 1905 2 months 10 days
Refusal of the Pharmacy Board to register Mr Walter Trafford Committee No.9 18 Jul 1905 30 Nov 1905 4 months 13 days
Claim of Electric Tram-driver Arthur Simpson for improvements fitted to Steam Motors Committee No.8 13 Sep 1906 13 Nov 1906 2 months 1 day
Bread (Amendment) Act Committee No.12 11 Oct 1906 07 Dec 1906 1 month 27 days
Occupation of Land at la Perouse by the Eastern Extension Telegraph Company Committee No.13 22 Nov 1906 13 Dec 1906 22 days
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP) when first elected; then joined the Progressive Party; was Independent in 1907.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Publican. Worked in colliery in England; involved in agitation for inspection of boilers. Arrived in New Zealand in 1879 spending nearly a year in hospital in Dunedin. Worked in Wallsend colliery on the Western Coast of New Zealand. Arrived in New South Wales in 1881. Joined railways; engine driver by 1883; helped to found the Locomotive Engine Drivers, Fireman and Cleaners Association. By 1900 was a licensee of the Railway Hotel in Bathurst. later was a proprieter of the First Nugget Hotel in 1908.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Son of Archibald Young, farmer, and his wife Mary White. Married (1) Mary McFarlane in 1875 and (2) Ethel Jane Murphy c.1913. Presbyterian funeral at Rookwood cemetery.
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