Members of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, 1885–1887

Members of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly who served in the 12th parliament of New South Wales held their seats between from 1885 to 1887.[1][2][3][4] Elections for the twelfth Legislative Assembly were held between 16 and 31 October 1885 with parliament first meeting on 17 November 1985. The Assembly was expanded from 113 to 122 members elected in 37 single member electorates, 24 two member electorates, 7 three member electorate and 4 four member electorates. The parliament had a maximum term of 3 years but was dissolved on 26 January 1886 after 14 months. The Premiers during this parliament were George Dibbs until 22 December 1885, Sir John Robertson until 26 February 1886, Sir Patrick Jennings until 20 January 1887 and Sir Henry Parkes.

Name Electorate Years in office
Joseph Abbott Gunnedah 1880–1901
Francis Abigail West Sydney 1880–1891
Ezekiel Baker Carcoar 1870-1877 1879-1881 1884-1887
Robert Barbour Murray 1877-1880 1882-1894
Edmund Barton East Sydney 1879–1887, 1891–1894, 1898–1900
Russell Barton[h] Bourke 1880–1886
Alexander Bolton Murrumbidgee 1885–1887
Alexander Bowman Hawkesbury 1877-1882 1885-1892
Herbert Brown Durham 1875–1898
Thomas Browne Mudgee 1885–1889
James Brunker East Maitland 1880–1904
Nathaniel Bull Central Cumberland 1885–1887
Sydney Burdekin East Sydney 1880-1882 1884-1891 1892-1894
Michael Burke Tamworth 1885–1887
John Burns Hunter 1861–1869, 1872–1891
Robert Butcher Paddington 1882–1887
Angus Cameron[g] Kiama 1874–1885 1887-1889 1894-1896
William Campbell[b] Gwydir 1868–1869 1880-1886
George Cass Bogan 1880–1892
John Chanter Murray 1885–1901
Henry Clarke Eden 1869–1894, 1895–1904
William Clarke Orange 1880–1889
Charles Collins Namoi 1885–1887 1890-1898
Thomas Colls[e] Yass Plains 1886–1894
Walter Coonan Forbes 1877-1880 1882-1887
Henry Copeland East Sydney 1877–1883, 1883–1895, 1895–1900
John Cramsie Balranald 1880–1887
Joseph Creer Northumberland 1885–1891
Thomas Dalton Orange 1882–1891
John Davies South Sydney 1874–1882 1885-1887
Henry Dawson Monaro 1885–1894
George Day Albury 1874–1889
George Dibbs Murrumbidgee 1874–1877, 1882–1895
Thomas Ewing Richmond 1885–1901
David Ferguson Wellington 1882–1891
William Fergusson Glen Innes 1880–1887
Robert Fitzgerald Upper Hunter 1885–1901
James Fletcher Newcastle 1880–1891
Archibald Forsyth South Sydney 1885–1887
William Foster Newtown 1880–1882 1885-1888
Charles Garland Carcoar 1885–1891
Jacob Garrard Balmain 1880–1898
Thomas Garrett Camden 1860–1871, 1872–1891
James Garvan Eden 1880–1894
Frederick Gibbes Newtown 1882–1888
James Gormly Murrumbidgee 1885–1904
Albert Gould Patrick's Plains 1882–1898
Mark Hammond Canterbury 1884–1887
Thomas Hassall[b] Gwydir 1886–1901
John Hawthorne Balmain 1885–1891 1894-1904
James Hayes Hume 1885–1904
William Henson Canterbury 1880-1882 1885-1889
Louis Heydon[e] Yass Plains 1882–1886
Patrick Hogan Richmond 1885–1887 1889-1895
William Holborow Argyle 1880–1894
Frederick Humphery Shoalhaven 1882–1887
Thomas Hungerford Upper Hunter 1875-1875 1877-1882 1885-1887
Solomon Hyam Balmain 1885–1887
James Inglis New England 1885–1894
Isaac Ives St Leonards 1885–1889
Sir Patrick Jennings Bogan 1869–1872 1880-1887
Travers Jones Tumut 1885–1891 1894-1898
William Judd Canterbury 1885–1887
Alexander Kethel West Sydney 1885–1889
John Kidd Camden 1880–1882, 1885–1887 1889-1904
Charles Lee Tenterfield 1884–1920
Robert Levien Tamworth 1880–1889, 1889–1913
George Lloyd Newcastle 1869–1877, 1880–1882, 1885-1887
Lewis Lloyd West Macquarie 1884–1887
William Lyne Hume 1880–1901
Andrew Lysaght Illawarra 1885–1887 1891
William MacGregor Wentworth 1885–1887
James Mackinnon[a] Young 1882–1894
Andrew McCulloch Central Cumberland 1877–1888
John Meeks Glebe 1885–1887
Ninian Melville Northumberland 1880–1887 1889-1894
Samuel Moore Inverell 1885–1889 1894-1910
John Neild Paddington 1885–1889 1891-1894 1895-1901
Daniel O'Connor West Sydney 1877-1891 1900-1904
Joseph Olliffe South Sydney 1882–1887
Edward O'Sullivan Queanbeyan 1885–1910
Sir Henry Parkes St Leonards 1856, 1858, 1859–1861, 1864–1870, 1872–1895
Varney Parkes Central Cumberland 1885–1888, 1891–1900 1907-1913
William Proctor[f] New England 1880–1887
John Purves Clarence 1880–1887
Edward Quin Wentworth 1882–1887
George Reid East Sydney 1880-1884 1885-1901
Arthur Renwick Redfern 1879-1882 1885-1887
Charles Roberts Hastings and Manning 1882–1890
Sir John Robertson Mudgee 1856–1861, 1862–1865, 1865–1866, 1866–1870,
1870–1877, 1877–1878, 1882–1886
Andrew Ross Molong 1880–1904
Alexander Ryrie Braidwood 1880–1891
William Sawers[h] Bourke 1885–1886 1898-1901
Lyall Scott[d] Wollombi 1885–1886
John See Grafton 1880–1904
John Shepherd East Macquarie 1877-1880 1885-1887 1889-1891
Thomas Slattery Boorowa 1880-1885 1887-1895
James Smith Newtown 1885–1887 1901-1907
Robert Smith Macleay 1870–1889
Sydney Smith East Macquarie 1882–1898 1900
Thomas Smith Nepean 1877-1887 1895-1904
Gerald Spring Young 1869–1872 1882-1887
Harold Stephen Monaro 1885–1889
Septimus Stephen Canterbury 1882–1887
Richard Stevenson[d] Wollombi 1885–1886
Alfred Stokes Forbes 1882–1891
Francis Suttor Bathurst 1875-1887 1891-1894 1898-1900
John Sutherland Redfern 1860–1881, 1882–1889
Francis Tait Argyle 1885–1887
Walter Targett Hartley 1882–1887
Harman Tarrant[g] Kiama 1880–1887
Adolphus Taylor Mudgee 1882–1887 1890-1891
Hugh Taylor Parramatta 1882–1894
William Teece Goulburn 1872–1890
Richard Thompson West Maitland 1885–1891
James Toohey South Sydney 1885–1891
William Trickett Paddington 1880–1887
Robert Vaughn Grenfell 1880–1894
William Wall[c] Mudgee 1886–1895
Jack Want Gundagai 1885–1894
William Watson[a] Young 1880–1882 1885
Robert White Gloucester 1882–1887
Robert Wilkinson Balranald 1880–1894
William Wilkinson Glebe 1885–1889
Thomas Williamson Redfern 1885–1887
Robert Wisdom Morpeth 1859–1872, 1874–1887
James Young Hastings and Manning 1880–1901 1904-1907
John Young West Sydney 1885–1887

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NotesEdit

There was no party system in New South Wales politics until 1887. Under the constitution, ministers were required to resign to recontest their seats in a by-election when appointed. These by-elections are only noted when the minister was defeated; in general, he was elected unopposed.[4]

  1. ^ a b c Young MLA William Watson's election victory was overturned by the Qualifications Committee. James Mackinnon was declared to be the Member for Young on 22 December 1885.
  2. ^ a b c Gwydir MLA William Campbell resigned in May 1886. The resulting by-election on 10 June 1886 was won by Thomas Hassall.
  3. ^ a b Mudgee MLA John Robertson retired in June 1886 citing ill-health, financial difficulties and dejection at the loss of government. The resulting by-election on 2 July 1886 was won by William Wall.
  4. ^ a b c Wollombi MLA Lyall Scott retired in December 1886 citing ill-health. The resulting by-election on 17 December 1886 was won by Richard Stevenson.
  5. ^ a b c Yass Plains MLA Louis Heydon retired in December 1886. The resulting by-election on 20 December 1886 was won by Thomas Colls.
  6. ^ a b New England MLA William Proctor resigned and then successfully recontested his seat at the resulting by-election on 10 January 1887.
  7. ^ a b c Kiama MLA Harman Tarrant resigned in December 1886. The resulting by-election on 13 January 1887 was won by Angus Cameron.
  8. ^ a b c Both members for Bourke, Russell Barton and William Sawers, resigned on 2 December 1886.[5] A writ was issued for a by-election,[6] which was held on 21 January 1887. The writ was not returned however as the parliament was dissolved on 26 January.[5]
  9. ^ By-elections in chronological order were Young,[a] Gwydir,[b] Mudgee,[c] Wollombi,[d] Yass Plains,[e] New England,[f] Kiama,[g] Bourke[h]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Green, Antony. "Election results of the 1885 colonial election". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Part 5B - Members returned for each electorate" (PDF). New South Wales Parliamentary Record. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Former Members". Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  4. ^ a b Green, Antony. "Results of 1885-87 by-elections". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 5 July 2019.[i]
  5. ^ a b Green, Antony. "1887 Bourke". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 19 April 2020.
  6. ^ "Writ of election - Bourke". New South Wales Government Gazette. 29 December 1886. p. 8817. Retrieved 20 April 2020 – via Trove.