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SMITH, the Hon. SydneyBiography for SMITH, the Hon. Sydney

Member for Macquarie (NSW)

Free Trade



Parliamentary Service

State: Elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for East Macquarie, 1882.

Federal: Elected to the House of Representatives for Macquarie, New South Wales, 1901. Re-elected 1903. Defeated at general elections 1906.


Parliamentary Appointments

Member of the Royal Commission on Old-Age Pensions from 1905 to 1906.

Member of the Royal Commission on Ocean Shipping Service, 1906.


Ministerial Appointments

Cabinet Minister from 18.8.1904 to 5.7.1905.

Postmaster-General from 18.8.1904 to 5.7.1905.


Committee Service

House of Representatives Select: Electoral Act Administration from 19.5.1904 to 28.10.1904; Old-age Pensions from 20.10.1904 to 27.2.1905; Shipping Service between the Commonwealth and the United Kingdom from 7.9.1905 to 15.12.1905.


Other Positions

President of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Fathers Association.

Chairman of the Martin Place Cenotaph Committee.


Personal

Born 1856, Near Penrith, Australia

Died 21.2.1934, Croydon


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

Auctioneer and land agent.

Railways chief clerk and assistant traffic manager.


Local Government Service

Elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for East Macquarie, 1882. .

Secretary for Mines and Minister for Agriculture from 8.3.1889 to 22.10.1891.

Elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Bathurst, 1894. Resigned 8.7.1898.

Secretary for Mines and Minister for Agriculture from 3.8.1894 to 15.8.1898.

Elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Canterbury, 1900. Disqualified 17.7.1900.