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Former Member Details

Mr Walter Thomas COONAN (1853 - 1926)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1853
Place of Birth: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Date of Death: 04/10/1926
Place of Death: New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 12 Nov 1877 26 Jan 1887 9 years 2 months 15 days
Member for Bogan 12 Nov 1877 09 Nov 1880 2 years 11 months 29 days
Member for Forbes 08 Dec 1882 07 Oct 1885 2 years 10 months
Member for Forbes 22 Oct 1885 26 Jan 1887 1 year 3 months 5 days
Simon’s Estate Bill Committee No.16 27 Feb 1878 12 Mar 1878 14 days
Ann Jane-Cox’s Conditional Purchase Committee No.19 19 Mar 1878 03 Apr 1878 16 days
Mineral Selection at Mitchell’s Creek Committee No.15 26 Feb 1878 05 Apr 1878 1 month 11 days
Petition of Patrick and Michael Griffin Committee No.22 29 Mar 1878 16 May 1878 1 month 18 days
Real Property Act Committee No.14 12 Feb 1878 21 May 1878 3 months 10 days
Land at corner of Pitt and Bridge Streets Committee No.6 13 Sep 1878 27 Sep 1878 15 days
Mudgee Turf Club Bill Committee No.20 20 Nov 1878 26 Feb 1879 3 months 7 days
Petition of Patrick and Michael Griffin Committee No.14 22 Oct 1878 07 Mar 1879 4 months 14 days
Pilot Steamer “Captain Cook” Committee No.15 22 Oct 1878 04 Jul 1879 8 months 13 days
Dubbo Mechanics Institute Transfer Bill Committee No.23 11 Feb 1879 24 Jul 1879 5 months 14 days
Orange Town Hall Sale Bill Committee No.22 31 Jan 1879 24 Jul 1879 5 months 24 days
Bridge over the Parramatta River Committee No.17 16 Mar 1880 31 Mar 1880 16 days Chairman
Claim of Anne Jane Cox for loss of her Conditional Purchase Committee No.23 18 May 1880 13 Jul 1880 1 month 26 days Chairman
Albury Gas Company’s Bill Committee No.13 28 Feb 1883 06 Mar 1883 7 days
Claim of Hugh Espie Stephenson Committee No.12 20 Feb 1883 17 Apr 1883 1 month 29 days Chairman
Mr Lamont Young and Party Committee No.20 06 Apr 1883 02 May 1883 27 days
Dubbo Gas Company’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.5 11 Oct 1883 25 Oct 1883 15 days
Petition of Captain Armstrong Committee No.47 06 May 1884 30 Jul 1884 2 months 25 days
Conditional Purchase of Evan McIntosh Committee No.21 29 Sep 1885 02 Oct 1885 4 days
Claim of Charles Stevens Committee No.41 21 May 1886 06 Aug 1886 2 months 17 days
Evan McIntosh’s Conditional Purchase at Currabubula Committee No.8 04 Dec 1885 25 Oct 1886 10 months 22 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Lawyer (solicitor). He practised at West Wyalong and Waverley.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Son of Thomas Coonan, gaol warder, and his wife Ann Birmingham. Married (1) Harriett Elizabeth Hollingdale on 7 May 1879 at Camperdown and had no issue. Married (2) Rebecca Agnes Wales on 15 December 1901, at Randwick, and had no issue. Divorced. Married (3) to Isabella Jane Peterson and had no issue. His first and third marriages were Roman Catholic ceremonies and his second marriage was in the Church of England. Roman Catholic funeral.
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