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Mr Henry Edward KATER (1841 - 1924)

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Date of Birth: 20/09/1841
Place of Birth: Bungarabee near Penrith, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 23/09/1924
Place of Death: Woollahra, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 27 Feb 1889 23 Sep 1924 35 years 6 months 28 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 22 February 1889
Political Party Activity
Nominated by Dibbs as an Independent.
Community Activity
Commissioned a a Justice of the Peace in 1870
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Pastoralist. Educated at home and at Calder House at Redfern. Became a junior clerk at Australian Joint Stock Bank at Mudgee. Acquired Gungalman cattle station on Castlereagh River in 1863 and sold out. Set up as a flour miller at Wellington. Visited Europe and Britain in 1875. In 1870's took up land in Wellington district. Founded a famous Merino stud. Bought Mt Broughton estate at Moss Vale, as residence in 1879. With brother formed Kater Brothers in 1881. Partnership was dissolved in 1906. Took son into partnership c.1910 forming a well known stud at Engelabra. Director of Colonial Sugar Refining Company Limited from 1892, chairman 1900 - 1924; director of Commercial Banking Company of Sydney Limited 1889 - 1924; Captain of Moss Vale Voluntary Rifle Company 1889 - 1892; President of Berrima District Agricultural Horticultural and Industrial Association. Founder of Bong Bong Picnic Race Club; Director of Royal Prince Alfred Hospital 1892 - 1924; Honorary Treasurer 1902 - 1916, vice chairman in 1918, chairman 1920 - 1923, made substantial endowments. President of Australia Club. Member of Union Club. Member of Sydney Church of England diocesan synod.
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Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Councillor at Moss Vale in 1888
Son of Henry Herman Kater, pastoralist and later miller and cloth manufacturer and Eliza Charlotte Darvall. Married Mary Eliza Forster on 8 February 1870 and had issue, 1 son. Church of England. Burial at Sutton Forest Church of England cemetery.
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