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Members of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, 1913–1917

Members of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly who served in the 23rd parliament of New South Wales held their seats from 1913 to 1917. They were elected at the 1913 state election on 6 December 1913.[1][2][3] The Speaker was Richard Meagher.[4]

Name Party Electorate Term in office
1913-1916 1917 [l]
Mac Abbott   Farmers and Settlers   Nationalist Upper Hunter 1913–1918
Guy Arkins[b]   Labor   Nationalist[j] Castlereagh 1915–1930, 1938–1941
Richard Arthur   Liberal Reform   Nationalist Middle Harbour 1904–1932
William Ashford   Labor   Nationalist[j] Liverpool Plains 1910–1925
Frank Badgery[e]   Liberal Reform   Wollondilly 1910–1915
William Bagnall   Labor   Nationalist[j] St George 1913–1925 1925–1927
Richard Ball   Farmers and Settlers   Nationalist Corowa 1895–1898, 1904–1937
George Black   Labor   Independent Labor Namoi 1891–1998, 1910–1917
Walter Boston   Labor   Labor Wagga Wagga 1913–1917
George Braund[d]   Liberal Reform   Armidale 1913–1915
George Briner   Country Party Association   Nationalist Raleigh 1901–1920
Percy Brookfield[m]     Labor Sturt 1917–1921
Thomas Brown   Labor   Labor Lachlan 1894–1901 1913–1917
William Brown   Farmers and Settlers   Nationalist Durham 1907–1917
Albert Bruntnell[h]   Liberal Reform   Nationalist Parramatta 1906–1907 1910–1913 1916–1929
George Burgess   Labor   Nationalist[j] Burrangong 1901–1917
John Cann[k][m]   Labor Sturt 1891–1916
George Cann[a]   Labor   Labor Canterbury 1914–1927
Campbell Carmichael   Labor   Labor Leichhardt 1907–1920
Frank Chaffey   Farmers and Settlers   Nationalist Tamworth 1913–1940
John Cochran   Labor   Labor Darling Harbour 1910–1920
Arthur Cocks   Liberal Reform   Nationalist St Leonards 1910–1925
John Cohen   Liberal Reform   Nationalist Petersham 1898–1919
Percy Colquhoun   Liberal Reform   Nationalist Mosman 1913–1920
John Crane   Farmers and Settlers   Nationalist Gwydir 1913–1920
Tom Crawford   Labor   Nationalist[j] Marrickville 1910–1917
John Cusack   Labor   Independent Labor Albury 1910–1917
James Dooley   Labor   Labor Hartley 1907–1927
Bill Dunn   Labor   Labor Mudgee 1910–1911, 1911–1932, 1935–1950
Ernest Durack   Labor   Labor Bathurst 1913–1917
Alfred Edden   Labor   Nationalist[j] Kahibah 1891–1920
John Estell   Labor   Labor Wallsend 1901–1922
James Fallick   Liberal Reform   Nationalist Singleton 1901–1920
Charles Fern   Labor   Labor Cobar 1913–1918
James Fingleton   Labor   Labor Waverley 1913–1917 1920
John Fitzpatrick   Liberal Reform   Nationalist Orange 1895–1904 1907–1930
George Fuller[e]   Liberal Reform   Nationalist Wollondilly 1889–1894 1915–1928
Arthur Gardiner   Labor   Independent Labor[j] Newcastle 1910–1922
Alexander Graff[g]   Liberal Reform   Nationalist Drummoyne 1916–1920
William Grahame   Labor   Nationalist[k] Wickham 1907–1920
Arthur Griffith   Labor   Independent Labor[j] Annandale 1894–1903 1904–1920
Arthur Grimm   Farmers and Settlers   Nationalist Ashburnham 1913–1925
Brinsley Hall   Liberal Reform   Nationalist Hawkesbury 1901–1917
David Hall   Labor   Nationalist[j] Enmore 1901–1904 1913–1920
John Haynes[f]   Independent Democrat   Independent Willoughby 1887–1904 1915–1917
Thomas Henley   Liberal Reform   Nationalist Burwood 1904–1935
Simon Hickey   Labor   Labor Alexandria 1912–1922
Robert Hollis   Labor   Nationalist[j] Newtown 1901–1917
William Holman   Labor   Nationalist[j] Cootamundra 1898–1920
Tom Hoskins   Liberal Reform   Nationalist Dulwich Hill 1913–1927
Henry Hoyle   Labor   Nationalist[j] Surry Hills 1891–1994 1910–1917
John Hunt   Liberal Reform   Nationalist Camden 1907–1920
Augustus James   Liberal Reform   Nationalist Goulburn 1907–1920
William Kearsley   Labor   Labor Cessnock 1910–1921
Tom Keegan   Labor   Labor Glebe 1910–1920 1921–1935
Herbert Lane[d]   Liberal Reform   Nationalist Armidale 1915–1920
Jack Lang   Labor   Labor Granville 1913–1943, 1943–1946
Edward Larkin[f]   Labor   Willoughby 1913–1915
William Latimer   Liberal Reform   Nationalist Woollahra 1901–1920
Charles Lee   Liberal Reform   Nationalist Tenterfield 1884–1920
Daniel Levy   Liberal Reform   Nationalist Darlinghurst 1901–1937
James Macarthur-Onslow   Liberal Reform   Nationalist Bondi 1907–1922
George McDonald[i]   Labor / Independent   Nationalist Bingara 1910–1920
John McFarlane[c]   Liberal Reform   Clarence 1887–1915
Patrick McGarry   Labor   Nationalist[k] Murrumbidgee 1904–1920
Greg McGirr   Labor   Labor Yass 1913–1925
James McGowen   Labor   Nationalist[j] Redfern 1891–1917
Richard Meagher   Labor   Independent Labor[j] Phillip 1895 1898–1904 1907–1917
James Mercer   Labor   Nationalist[j] Rozelle 1907–1917
William Millard   Liberal Reform   Nationalist Bega 1894–1920 1920–1921
Gus Miller   Labor   Labor Monaro 1889–1918
Patrick Minahan   Labor   Labor Belmore 1910–1917 1920–1927
Henry Morton   Independent   Nationalist Hastings and Macleay 1910–1920
Mark Morton   Liberal Reform   Nationalist Allowrie 1901–1920 1922–1938
James Morrish   Labor   Nationalist[j] King 1910–1917
Tom Moxham[h]   Liberal Reform   Parramatta 1901–1916
George Nesbitt   Farmers and Settlers   Nationalist Lismore 1913–1925
Charles Nicholson   Liberal Reform   Nationalist Maitland 1911–1920
John Nicholson   Labor   Nationalist[j] Wollongong 1891–1917
John Osborne   Labor   Labor Paddington 1910–1919
Fred Page   Independent Labor   Nationalist Botany 1907–1917
John Perry   Liberal Reform   Nationalist Byron 1889–1920
Henry Peters[a]   Labor   Canterbury 1907–1914
Richard Price   Farmers and Settlers   Nationalist Gloucester 1894–1904 1907–1922
George Richards[g]   Liberal Reform   Nationalist Drummoyne 1913–1915
William Robson   Liberal Reform   Nationalist Ashfield 1905–1920
Robert Scobie   Labor   Nationalist[j] Murray 1901–1917
David Storey   Liberal Reform   Nationalist Randwick 1894–1920
John Storey   Labor   Labor Balmain 1901–1904 1907–1921
Robert Stuart-Robertson   Labor   Labor Camperdown 1907–1933
Follett Thomas   Farmers and Settlers   Nationalist Gough 1903–1920
William Thompson   Liberal Reform   Nationalist Ryde 1913–1920
Thomas Thrower   Labor   Labor Macquarie 1904–1917
Sam Toombs   Labor   Labor Hurstville 1913–1917
John Treflé[b]   Labor   Castlereagh 1906–1915
Thomas Waddell   Farmers and Settlers   Nationalist Lyndhurst 1897–1917
Charles Wade   Liberal Reform   Nationalist Gordon 1903–1917
Jabez Wright   Labor   Labor Willyama 1913–1920 1921–1922
William Zuill[c]   Farmers and Settlers   Nationalist Clarence 1915–1920
  1. ^ a b c Canterbury Labor MLA Henry Peters was declared bankrupt in October 1914. The resultant by-election was won by Labor candidate George Cann on 10 October 1914.
  2. ^ a b c Castlereagh Labor MLA John Treflé died on 11 January 1915. The resultant by-election was won by Labor candidate Guy Arkins on 20 February 1915.
  3. ^ a b c Clarence Liberal MLA John McFarlane died on 9 July 1915. The resultant by-election was won by Farmers and Settlers candidate William Zuill on 14 August 1915.
  4. ^ a b c Armidale Liberal MLA George Braund died on active service on 4 May 1915. The resultant by-election was won by Liberal candidate Herbert Lane on 18 September 1915.
  5. ^ a b c Wollondilly Liberal MLA Frank Badgery died on 28 August 1915. The resultant by-election was won by Liberal candidate George Fuller on 2 October 1915.
  6. ^ a b c Willoughby Labor MLA Edward Larkin died in action on 25 April 1915. The resultant by-election was won by Independent candidate John Haynes on 25 September 1915.
  7. ^ a b c Drummoyne Liberal MLA George Richards died on 4 December 1915. The resultant by-election was won by Liberal candidate Alexander Graff on 22 January 1916.
  8. ^ a b c Parramatta Liberal MLA Tom Moxham died on 11 January 1916. The resultant by-election was won by Liberal candidate Albert Bruntnell on 12 February 1915.
  9. ^ a b At the Easter 1916 NSW Labor Conference, a motion of no confidence in the Holman government was passed. Holman resigned the Labor leadership but not the premiership or his seat. When no willing alternative leader was found, the motion of no confidence was reversed and Holman restored. Bingara MLA George McDonald resigned from the party and his seat as a protest at the Conference's behaviour. He was returned at the 1916 Bingara state by-election as an Independent on 10 June 1916.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s Expelled from Labor Party on 7 November 1916.[5]
  11. ^ a b c d Voted against Labor's censure motion on 10 November 1916.[6]
  12. ^ a b The November 1916 Labor split over conscription completely recast the party composition of the assembly. Premier Holman, and twenty of his supporters were expelled from the party for defying party policy and supporting conscription.[5] They joined a grand coalition with the members of the various conservative parties.[6] By 1917, this had coalesced into the Nationalist Party of Australia. Four Labor members were also expelled for supporting conscription and they continued to sit as Independent Labor. The remaining 25 Labor members opposed conscription and became the official opposition ALP.
  13. ^ a b c Sturt MLA John Cann had been expelled from Labor in November 1916 and the following month resigned to accept the position of Commissioner of Railways. The resultant by-election was won by Labor candidate Percy Brookfield on 3 February 1917.
  14. ^ The changes to the composition of the house, in chronological order, were Peters bankrupt,[a] Treflé died,[b] McFarlane died,[c] Braund died,[d] Badgery died,[e] Larkin died,[f] Richards died,[g] Moxham died,[h] McDonald resigned,[i] Labor members expelled,[j] Censure motion defeated,[k] Labor split,[l] and John Cann resigned.[m]

See also


  1. ^ Green, Antony. "1913 election district list". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 15 August 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. ^ Green, Antony. "1913-1917 by-elections". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 15 August 2019.[n]
  4. ^ "Former members of the New South Wales Parliament, 1856–2006". New South Wales Parliament. Retrieved 4 December 2019.
  5. ^ a b "PLL expulsions". The Sydney Morning Herald. 7 November 1916. p. 7. Retrieved 7 May 2020 – via Trove.
  6. ^ a b "Proceedings in the Assembly: censure motion defeated". The Sydney Morning Herald. 11 November 1916. p. 13. Retrieved 7 May 2020 – via Trove.
    "No state crisis". The Sydney Morning Herald. 13 November 1916. p. 6. Retrieved 7 May 2020 – via Trove.
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