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Former Member Details

The Hon. Sydney SMITH (1856 - 1934)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1856
Place of Birth: near Penrith, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 21/02/1934
Place of Death: Croydon, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 11 Jul 1882 17 Jul 1900 18 years 7 days
Member for East Macquarie 11 Jul 1882 23 Nov 1882 4 months 13 days
Member for East Macquarie 04 Dec 1882 07 Oct 1885 2 years 10 months 4 days
Member for East Macquarie 26 Oct 1885 26 Jan 1887 1 year 3 months 1 day
Member for East Macquarie 11 Feb 1887 19 Jan 1889 1 year 11 months 9 days
Member for East Macquarie 16 Feb 1889 08 Mar 1889 21 days
Member for East Macquarie 18 Mar 1889 06 Jun 1891 2 years 2 months 20 days
Member for East Macquarie 19 Jun 1891 25 Jun 1894 3 years 7 days
Member for Bathurst 17 Jul 1894 03 Aug 1894 18 days
Member for Bathurst 11 Aug 1894 05 Jul 1895 10 months 25 days
Member for Bathurst 24 Jul 1895 08 Jul 1898 2 years 11 months 15 days
Member for Canterbury 09 Jun 1900 17 Jul 1900 1 month 9 days
Secretary for Mines and Minister for Agriculture 08 Mar 1889 22 Oct 1891 2 years 7 months 15 days
Secretary for Mines and Minister for Agriculture 03 Aug 1894 15 Aug 1898 4 years 13 days
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 22 Aug 1882 22 Aug 1882 1 day Chairman
Rotton’s Estate Bill Committee No.10 14 Feb 1883 21 Feb 1883 8 days
Mort Bay Improvement Bill Committee No.17 21 Nov 1883 05 Feb 1884 2 months 16 days
Forest Lodge, near Tarlo, Estate Bill Committee No.30 29 Jan 1884 15 Feb 1884 18 days
Armidale Gas Company’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.29 24 Jan 1884 19 Feb 1884 27 days Chairman
Cootamundry Roman Catholic Church Land Sale Bill Committee No.31 29 Jan 1884 27 Mar 1884 1 month 28 days
Appraisements of Town Lots of Temora Committee No.13 25 Oct 1883 02 Apr 1884 5 months 9 days
Patrick Hannan’s Mining Claim at Temora Committee No.27 20 Dec 1883 02 Jul 1884 6 months 13 days
Goulburn Hospital Site Sale Bill Committee No.55 30 Jul 1884 09 Oct 1884 2 months 10 days
Purchase of Railway Rolling Stock Committee No.56 12 Aug 1884 29 Oct 1884 2 months 18 days Chairman
Conditional Purchase on Miller’s Creek Run Committee No.49 21 May 1884 01 Nov 1884 5 months 12 days
Great Southern Coal-mining Company Railway Bill Committee No.60 02 Sep 1884 01 Nov 1884 2 months
Whaling Road, North Shore Committee No.46 06 May 1884 01 Nov 1884 5 months 27 days
Great Southern Coal-mining Company Railway Bill Committee No.5 26 Nov 1884 27 Nov 1884 2 days
Great Southern Coal-mining Company Railway Bill Committee No.6 20 Mar 1885 27 Mar 1885 8 days
Balmain Tramway Bill Committee No.13 25 Sep 1885 01 Oct 1885 7 days
Board’s Settlement Bill Committee No.14 29 Sep 1885 02 Oct 1885 4 days
Conditional Purchase of Evan McIntosh Committee No.21 29 Sep 1885 02 Oct 1885 4 days
Great Southern Coal-mining Company Railway Bill Committee No.2 15 Sep 1885 02 Oct 1885 18 days
Kite’s Leasing Bill Committee No.11 25 Sep 1885 02 Oct 1885 8 days
McLaughlin Estate Bill Committee No.12 25 Sep 1885 02 Oct 1885 8 days
Kite’s Leasing Bill Committee No.7 04 Dec 1885 17 Feb 1886 2 months 14 days
McLaughlin Estate Bill Committee No.32 15 Apr 1886 21 Apr 1886 7 days
Maryville Colliery Company Railway Bill Committee No.20 24 Feb 1886 29 Apr 1886 2 months 6 days
West Wallsend and Monk Wearmouth Railway Bill Committee No.30 31 Mar 1886 06 May 1886 1 month 6 days
Parramatta Public Baths Bill Committee No.37 14 May 1886 10 Jun 1886 28 days
Bowenfels Coal mining and Copper Smelting Company’s Railway (Sale and Vesting) Bill Committee No.36 05 May 1886 06 Jul 1886 2 months 2 days
Illawarra Steam Navigation Act Amendment Bill Committee No.62 24 Aug 1886 27 Aug 1886 4 days
Crookwell Roman Catholic Church Land Sale Bill Committee No.66 04 Oct 1886 06 Oct 1886 3 days
Conditional Purchases on Pericoota Run Committee No.50 18 Jun 1886 25 Oct 1886 4 months 8 days
Electric Light in Parliamentary Buildings Committee No.63 27 Aug 1886 25 Oct 1886 1 month 29 days
Evan McIntosh’s Conditional Purchase at Currabubula Committee No.8 04 Dec 1885 25 Oct 1886 10 months 22 days
Railway Free Passes – Special Trains Committee No.22 25 Mar 1886 25 Oct 1886 7 months 1 day
Sullivan’s Estate Bill Committee No.67 21 Oct 1886 25 Oct 1886 5 days
Illawarra Steam Navigation Act Amendment Bill Committee No.7 17 Mar 1887 23 Mar 1887 7 days
Crisp’s Enabling Bill Committee No.13 31 Mar 1887 15 Apr 1887 16 days
Crookwell Roman Catholic Church Land Sale Bill Committee No.17 29 Apr 1887 03 May 1887 5 days
City of Goulburn Gas and Coke Company’s Amendment Bill Committee No.19 10 May 1887 18 May 1887 9 days
West Wallsend and Monk Wearmouth Act Amendment Bill Committee No.27 09 Jun 1887 16 Jun 1887 8 days
Albury Cattle Sale Yards Bill Committee No.20 10 May 1887 30 Jun 1887 1 month 21 days
Christian Chapel Lands Sale Bill Committee No.30 29 Jun 1887 13 Jul 1887 15 days
Leichhardt Council Chambers (Mortgage) Bill Committee No.23 08 Nov 1887 15 Nov 1887 8 days
Mrs Ann Rouse’s Conditional Purchase, parish of Kahibah Committee No.22 25 Oct 1887 06 Jun 1888 7 months 13 days
Broken Hill Water Supply Bill Committee No.51 04 Apr 1888 21 Jun 1888 2 months 18 days
Evan McIntosh’s Conditional Purchase at Currabubula Committee No.11 29 Sep 1887 24 Jul 1888 9 months 26 days
Land resumed by the Government for Railway purposes at Bexley Committee No.34 16 Dec 1887 24 Jul 1888 7 months 9 days
Teralba Coal mining Reserve Committee No.59 08 Jun 1888 24 Jul 1888 1 month 17 days
Conditional Purchase of Evan McIntosh, Currabubula Committee No.10 29 Nov 1888 16 Jan 1889 1 month 19 days
Claims of William Tom, James Tom and JHA Lister as the first discoverers of gold in Australia Committee No.27 26 Aug 1890 18 Dec 1890 3 months 23 days
Broken Hill Water Works Bill Committee No.33 16 Sep 1890 20 Dec 1890 3 months 5 days
Claim of John O’Brien, Tyagong Goldfield Committee No.7 30 Apr 1890 20 Dec 1890 7 months 21 days
Segenhoe Estate Irrigation Bill Committee No.45 16 Dec 1890 20 Dec 1890 5 days
Segenhoe Estate Irrigation Bill Committee No.8 27 May 1891 02 Jun 1891 7 days
Claims of William Tom, James Tom, and J.H.A Lister, as the first Discoverers of Gold in Australia Committee No.15 25 Aug 1891 02 Sep 1891 9 days
Case of Patrick Brown Committee No.31 21 Dec 1891 11 Feb 1892 1 month 22 days
Broken Hill Water Supply Act Amendment Bill Committee No.32 01 Feb 1892 17 Feb 1892 17 days
Australasian Mining Exchange of Sydney Bill Committee No.35 15 Feb 1892 23 Feb 1892 9 days
Amendment of the Mining Laws. Committee No. 12 27 Nov 1894 05 Jul 1895 7 months 9 days
Crown Pastoral, Agricultural and Horticultural Association Bill Committee No.14 06 Nov 1895 28 Nov 1895 23 days
Application of Mr J.F Connelly to mine in the parish of Currajong Committee No.13 15 Oct 1895 18 Dec 1895 2 months 4 days
Evidence before the Civil Service Commission by Mr H.C.L Anderson Committee No.19 28 Jul 1896 11 Nov 1896 3 months 15 days
Claim of Mr. Alfred J.Hack Committee No.28 22 Sep 1896 16 Nov 1896 1 month 26 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Auctioneer and land agent. Educated at public schools. Entered railways in 1870; became chief clerk and assistant traffic manager. Resigned in 1880 and became a partner in Sydney based auctioneering and land agency firm became a manager and subsequently conducted the business himself. President of Soldiers and Sailors Fathers Association. Chairman of Martin Place Cenotaph Committee.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Member of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia. Member of the House of Representatives for Macquarie 1901 - 1906. Postmaster-General 1904 - 1905.
Local Government Activity
Personal
Son of Thomas Smith, hotel keeper, and Jane Laimbeer. Married (1) unknown. Married (2) unknown and had issue, 2 daughters and 4 sons. Church of England.
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