Jacob Garrard

Jacob Garrard (1 January 1846 – 5 November 1931) was a politician in colonial New South Wales, serving as Secretary for Public Works and Minister for Public Instruction.[1]

Jacob Garrard
Jacob Garrard c. 1895.jpg
Secretary of Public Works
In office
22 December 1885 – 25 February 1886
PremierSir John Robertson
Preceded byWilliam Lyne
Succeeded byWilliam Lyne
Personal details
Born(1846-01-01)1 January 1846
Harwich, Essex, England
Died5 November 1931(1931-11-05) (aged 85)
Hornsby, New South Wales, Australia
Political partyFree Trade Party

Garrard was born in Harwich, Essex, England, the son of Joseph Garrard, a revenue officer, and his wife Martha, née Piggott.[1] Educated at Harwich National School and Southwark Borough School, Garrard migrated at 13 years of age with his family to New Zealand where he worked on coastal ships. Garrard moved in 1867 to Sydney, New South Wales and lived at Balmain, New South Wales and until around 1883.[1]

Garrard represented Balmain in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly from 19 November 1880 to 6 June 1891,[2] and was returned at the head of the poll at the general election in 1889.[3] Garrard was Secretary for Public Works in the last John Robertson Ministry from December 1885 to February 1886.[3] From 29 August 1891 to 25 June 1894 Garrard represented Central Cumberland; from 17 July 1894 to 8 July 1898 he represented Sherbrooke.[2]

Garrard died in Hornsby, Sydney, Australia on 5 November 1931, survived by two daughters and two of his five sons.[1] He was buried in the Methodist section of Gore Hill cemetery.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Nairn, Bede. "Garrard, Jacob (1846–1931)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Melbourne University Press. ISSN 1833-7538. Retrieved 20 December 2013 – via National Centre of Biography, Australian National University.
  2. ^ a b "Mr Jacob Garrard (1846-1931)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  3. ^ a b Mennell, Philip (1892). "Garrard, Jacob" . The Dictionary of Australasian Biography. London: Hutchinson & Co – via Wikisource.


New South Wales Legislative Assembly
New district Member for Balmain
Served alongside: none/Hutchinson/Hyam/Smith,
none/Hawthorne, none/Clubb
Succeeded by
George Clark
Edward Darnley
James Johnston
William Murphy
Preceded by
Robert Ritchie
Member for Central Cumberland
Served alongside: Nobbs, Farnell, Dale, McCredie
District abolished
New district Member for Sherbrooke
Succeeded by
Broughton O'Conor
Political offices
Preceded by
William Lyne
Secretary of Public Works
Succeeded by
William Lyne
Preceded by
Francis Suttor
Minister for Public Instruction
Succeeded by
James Hogue
Civic offices
Preceded by
James Cameron
Mayor of Balmain
Succeeded by
John Greenway Punch
Government offices
Preceded by
Thomas Rowe
President of the Metropolitan Board of Water Supply and Sewerage
1899 – 1904
Succeeded by
Thomas William Keele