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Mr Jacob GARRARD (1846 - 1931)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1846
Place of Birth: Harwich, England
Date of Death: 05/11/1931
Place of Death: Hornsby, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 19 Nov 1880 08 Jul 1898 17 years 7 months 20 days
Member for Balmain 19 Nov 1880 23 Nov 1882 2 years 5 days
Member for Balmain 02 Dec 1882 07 Oct 1885 2 years 10 months 6 days
Member for Balmain 16 Oct 1885 22 Dec 1885 2 months 7 days
Member for Balmain 06 Jan 1886 26 Jan 1887 1 year 21 days
Member for Balmain 05 Feb 1887 19 Jan 1889 1 year 11 months 15 days
Member for Balmain 02 Feb 1889 06 Jun 1891 2 years 4 months 5 days
Member for Central Cumberland 29 Aug 1891 25 Jun 1894 2 years 9 months 28 days
Member for Sherbrooke 17 Jul 1894 03 Aug 1894 18 days
Member for Sherbrooke 08 Aug 1894 05 Jul 1895 10 months 28 days
Member for Sherbrooke 24 Jul 1895 08 Jul 1898 2 years 11 months 15 days
Secretary for Public Works 22 Dec 1885 25 Feb 1886 2 months 4 days
Minister of Public Instruction 03 Aug 1894 15 Aug 1898 4 years 13 days
Vale of Clwydd and Lithgow Valley Company’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.21 04 Apr 1881 06 Apr 1881 3 days
Vale of Clwydd and Lithgow Valley Company’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.21 06 Jul 1881 02 Aug 1881 28 days
Mort’s Bay Improvement Bill Committee No.16 16 Nov 1882 21 Nov 1882 6 days
Refreshment Room No.4 30 Aug 1882 21 Nov 1882 2 months 23 days
Earnshaw’s Estate Bill Committee No.17 09 Mar 1883 16 Mar 1883 8 days
Mort’s Bay Improvement Bill Committee No.16 08 Mar 1883 06 Apr 1883 30 days
Wollongong Gas-light Company’s Bill Committee No.19 04 Apr 1883 18 Apr 1883 15 days
St Philip’s Parsonage Bill Committee No.9 23 Oct 1883 07 Nov 1883 16 days
Great Cobar Copper Mining Company’s Tramway Bill Committee No.28 23 Jan 1884 19 Feb 1884 28 days
Oddfellows Hall, Elizabeth street Committee No.18 22 Nov 1883 09 Oct 1884 10 months 18 days
Purchase of Railway Rolling Stock Committee No.56 12 Aug 1884 29 Oct 1884 2 months 18 days
Claims of Immigrants by ship “Northampton” Committee No.7 16 Oct 1883 01 Nov 1884 1 year 17 days
Great Southern Coal-mining Company Railway Bill Committee No.60 02 Sep 1884 01 Nov 1884 2 months
Great Southern Coal-mining Company Railway Bill Committee No.5 26 Nov 1884 27 Nov 1884 2 days
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 17 Mar 1885 17 Mar 1885 1 day
Great Southern Coal-mining Company Railway Bill Committee No.6 20 Mar 1885 27 Mar 1885 8 days
Ashfield Church of England School Bill Committee No.20 29 Sep 1885 30 Sep 1885 2 days
Christian Chapel Land Sale Bill Committee No.10 25 Sep 1885 02 Oct 1885 8 days
Great Southern Coal-mining Company Railway Bill Committee No.2 15 Sep 1885 02 Oct 1885 18 days
Hay Gas Bill Committee No.22 01 Oct 1885 02 Oct 1885 2 days
Refreshment Room Committee No.7 24 Sep 1885 02 Oct 1885 9 days
Ashfield Church of England School Bill Committee No.21 24 Mar 1886 14 Apr 1886 22 days
Settled Estates Bill Committee No.39 14 May 1886 03 Sep 1886 3 months 21 days
Alleged Abuses in Connection with the Shipping of New South Wales Committee No.51 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
Railway Free Passes – Special Trains Committee No.22 25 Mar 1886 25 Oct 1886 7 months 1 day
Refreshment Committee No.5 03 Dec 1885 25 Oct 1886 10 months 23 days
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 09 Mar 1887 09 Mar 1887 1 day
Borough of Balmain Wharves Bill Committee No.31 29 Jun 1887 05 Jul 1887 7 days Chairman
Railway Free Passes – Special Trains Committee No.10 29 Mar 1887 13 Jul 1887 3 months 15 days
Refreshment Committee No.5 15 Mar 1887 13 Jul 1887 3 months 29 days
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 20 Sep 1887 20 Sep 1887 1 day
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.6 22 Sep 1887 11 Oct 1887 20 days
Leichhardt Council Chambers (Mortgage) Bill Committee No.23 08 Nov 1887 15 Nov 1887 8 days
Sydney Hydraulic Power Company’s Bill Committee No.43 10 Feb 1888 22 Mar 1888 1 month 13 days Chairman
Refreshment Committee No.4 21 Sep 1887 12 Jun 1888 8 months 23 days
Cooma Church of England Land Sale Bill Committee No.61 21 Jun 1888 27 Jun 1888 7 days
Contract for the Bridge over the Paterson River Committee No.56 24 Apr 1888 24 Jul 1888 3 months 1 day
The Chinese Committee No.37 20 Dec 1887 24 Jul 1888 7 months 5 days
Young Wallsend Coal Company’s Railway Bill Committee No.6 01 Nov 1888 08 Nov 1888 8 days
Broken Hill Water Supply Bill Committee No.13 07 Dec 1888 11 Jan 1889 1 month 5 days
Refreshment Committee No.4 24 Oct 1888 27 Jan 1889 3 months 4 days
New South Wales Tramway Company’s Bill Committee No.11 30 Apr 1889 17 May 1889 18 days
Refreshment Committee No.6 03 Apr 1889 10 Oct 1889 6 months 8 days
Refreshment Committee No.5 27 Nov 1889 21 Dec 1889 25 days
McIlveen & Clift’s Conditional Purchase Committee No.22 01 Jul 1890 30 Sep 1890 3 months
Trades Conciliation Bill Committee No.53 17 Apr 1888 02 Oct 1890 2 years 5 months 16 days
Early Closing Bill Committee No.42 14 Nov 1890 20 Dec 1890 1 month 7 days
William Stafford, ex-Mounted Sergeant of Police Committee No.25 29 Jul 1890 20 Dec 1890 4 months 22 days
Vale of Clwydd Coal mining Company’s Bill Committee No.3 05 Oct 1892 18 Oct 1892 14 days
Hillgrove and Armidale Water-power Electric Bill Committee No.4 05 Oct 1892 01 Nov 1892 28 days Chairman
Simpson’s Railway Bill Committee No.12 16 Nov 1892 21 Dec 1892 1 month 6 days
William Stafford, ex Mounted Sergeant of Police Committee No.23 12 Apr 1893 12 May 1893 1 month 1 day
Picturesque Atlas Company Committee No.18 24 Jan 1893 16 May 1893 3 months 23 days
Parramatta Street Watering Bill Committee No.26 26 May 1893 23 May 1893 0 days
Agricultural Holdings Bill Committee No.24 18 Apr 1893 30 May 1893 1 month 13 days
Corowa School of Arts Enabling Bill Committee No.9 24 Oct 1893 08 Dec 1893 1 month 15 days
Operation of the Shipping Laws Committee No.6 23 Jan 1894 05 Jun 1894 4 months 14 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Member of Water, Sewerage and Drainage Board 1899 - 1912. President 1899 - 1904. On Kuringai Chase Trust for nearly 30 years. Active worker for the Methodist church. Joined Salvation Army 1896.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Real estate agent and Auctioneer. Educated at Harwich National School and Southwark Borough School. Migrated to New Zealand with family when 13. Worked on coastal ships. Apprenticed to an engineer in 1861. Moved to Sydney in 1867; until c.1883 worked as an engineer at docks owned by T.S Mort, P.N Russell Australasian Steam Navigation Company, and Davy and Sands. Later became a successful estate agent and auctioneer, chairman of City and Country Investment Land and Building Society and Director of Australian Mutual Prudential and Medical Assurance Society. Prominent trade unionist in 1870's. leader in 1873 - 1874 strikes winning an 8 hour day in iron trades. Trustee of Sydney Trades Hall 1886; Promoted pro-union legislation in Parliament.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman of Balmain Council 1879 - 1886 and Mayor 1880.
Personal
Son of Joseph Garrard and Martha Piggott. Married Rebecca Cavill in 1870 at Balmain and had issue, 2 daughters and 5 daughters. Methodist.
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