Henry Copeland (politician)

Henry Copeland, (6 June 1839 – 22 June 1904) was a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly.[1]

Henry Copeland, 1880

Copeland was born in Hull, Yorkshire, England. Aged 18 years, he arrived in Williamstown, Victoria and spent around 15 years on the goldfields as a digger, farmer and contractor.[2] He left Ballarat and moved to New South Wales in 1872.

Copeland was elected unopposed to the New South Wales Mining Board in 1874.[2] He entered the New South Wales Legislative Assembly and represented six different seats between 1877 and 1900.[2]

Copeland was Secretary for Lands in the Jennings ministry from February 1886 to January 1887. In October 1891, when the third Dibbs ministry Government was formed, he was again appointed Minister of Lands.[3] Copeland died in Twickenham, London, England on 22 June 1904.[1]

His brother was the Rev. G.D. Copeland of St Stephen's, London.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Rutledge, Martha. "Copeland, Henry (1839–1904)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Melbourne University Press. ISSN 1833-7538. Retrieved 3 December 2013 – via National Centre of Biography, Australian National University.
  2. ^ a b c "The Hon. Henry COPELAND (1839-1904)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  3. ^ Mennell, Philip (1892). "Copeland, Hon. Henry" . The Dictionary of Australasian Biography. London: Hutchinson & Co – via Wikisource.

 

New South Wales Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Robert Forster
Member for Goldfields North
1877–1880
Abolished
Preceded by
Samuel Terry
Member for New England
1880–1882
Served alongside: William Proctor
Succeeded by
James Farnell
Preceded by
William Foster
Joseph Mitchell
Member for Newtown
1882–1883
Served alongside: Frederick Gibbes
Succeeded by
Joseph Mitchell
Preceded by
John McElhone
Member for East Sydney
1883–1887
Served alongside: Barton, Griffiths/Reid, Reid/Burdekin
Succeeded by
William McMillan
John Street
Preceded by
William Proctor
Member for New England
1887–1894
Served alongside: James Inglis, none/Edmund Lonsdale
Abolished
New seat Member for Armidale
1894–1895
Succeeded by
Edmund Lonsdale
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Richard Meagher
Member for Sydney-Phillip
1895–1900
Succeeded by
Daniel O'Connor