James Garvan

James Patrick Garvan (2 May 1843 – 20 November 1896)[1] was an Australian politician, Colonial Treasurer of New South Wales in 1889.

Garvan was born in Cappagh, County Limerick, Ireland, son of Denis Bourke and Anne, nee Culhane.[1] Garvan founded the North Shore Steam Ferry Co. Ltd., the City Mutual Fire Insurance Co. Ltd and the City Mutual Life Assurance Society Ltd.[2] Garvan represented Eden in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly.[3] He was Minister of Justice in the Jennings ministry from February 1886 to January 1887, and Colonial Treasurer in the second Dibbs ministry from January to March 1889.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b "James Patrick Garvan". New South Wales Government. Archived from the original on 10 May 2012. Retrieved 28 September 2012.
  2. ^ Nairn, Bede. "Garvan, James Patrick (1843–1896)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Melbourne University Press. ISSN 1833-7538. Retrieved 28 September 2012 – via National Centre of Biography, Australian National University.
  3. ^ a b Mennell, Philip (1892). "Garvan, Hon. James Patrick" . The Dictionary of Australasian Biography. London: Hutchinson & Co – via Wikisource.
  4. ^ "Mr James Patrick Garvan (1843-1896)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 29 June 2020.


New South Wales Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Henry Clarke
Member for Eden
Served alongside: Henry Clarke