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Former Member Details

Major Charles Edward NICHOLSON, V.D (1854 - 1931)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1854
Place of Birth: West Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 24/09/1931
Place of Death: Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 28 Oct 1911 18 Feb 1920 8 years 3 months 22 days
Member for Maitland 28 Oct 1911 06 Nov 1913 2 years 10 days
Member for Maitland 06 Dec 1913 21 Feb 1917 3 years 2 months 16 days
Member for Maitland 24 Mar 1917 18 Feb 1920 2 years 10 months 26 days
Claims of Mr Gustave William Engel Committee No.13 10 Oct 1911 18 Oct 1911 9 days
Refreshment Committee No.5 07 Aug 1912 05 Dec 1912 3 months 29 days
Refreshment Committee No.5 06 Aug 1913 15 Oct 1913 2 months 10 days
Refreshment Committee No. 5 11 Mar 1914 18 Apr 1914 1 month 8 days
Refreshment Committee No. 5 22 Jul 1914 23 Feb 1915 7 months 2 days
Refreshment Committee No. 4 02 Jul 1915 13 Apr 1916 9 months 12 days
Refreshment Committee No. 6 21 Jul 1916 21 Dec 1916 5 months 1 day
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1894.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Public servant and soldier. Educated at West Maitland under Reverend W.K Colyer and Dr Boyd; entered the office of William Briggs, solicitor, Maitland; clerk in Newcastle post office in 1876, assistant postmaster from 1876 - 1880, postmaster at Newcastle from 1880 - 1882; crown lands agent at Coonabarabran from 1882 - 1888, resigned; returned to Maitland, farmer and grazier.
Military Service
Subaltern with New South Wales Lancers, served in South African war, Captain in the Inniskillings, three times mentioned in despatches; later with Hunter River Lancers and the Australian Light Horse, Major, Sea Transport staff 1916-1917, Lieutenant Colonel, Volunteer Officers' Decoration; president at Maitland School of Arts 1907-1913.
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman at Maitland four times. Member of Maitland district council.
Personal
Son of William Nicholson, grazier, and Mary Ann Ryan. Married Ellen Donald in c.1882 and had issue, 3 daughters. Church of England. Funeral at Campbells Hill Cemetery from St Mary's Church of England, West Maitland.
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