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Members of the New South Wales Legislative Council, 1917–1920

Members of the New South Wales Legislative Council who served from 1917 to 1920 were appointed for life by the Governor on the advice of the Premier. This list includes members between the election on 24 March 1917 and the election on 20 March 1920.[1] The President was Fred Flowers.[3]

Name Party Years in office
James Ashton   Nationalist 1907–1934
Joseph Beeston 1908–1921
George Black[d] 1917–1934
Reginald Black 1900–1928
Henry Braddon[d] 1917–1940
William Brooks[d] 1917–1934
Alexander Brown 1892–1926
Joseph Browne   Independent 1912–1932
Frank Bryant 1912–1934
Sir James Burns   Nationalist 1908–1923
Nicholas Buzacott 1899–1933
Sir Joseph Carruthers 1908–1932
Michael Connington[e]   Labor 1917–1930
John Creed   Nationalist 1885–1930
Henry Dangar[a] 1883–1917
William Dick 1907–1932
Jeffrey Dodd[d] 1917–1925
Henry Doyle   Independent 1912–1929
George Earp   Nationalist 1900–1933
John Farleigh 1908–1934
Ernest Farrar 1912–1952
Jack FitzGerald 1915–1922
Robert Fitzgerald 1901–1933
Fred Flowers   Independent Labor 1900–1928
Edmund Fosbery[h]   Nationalist 1904–1919
James Gannon 1904–1924
John Garland 1908–1921
James Gormly 1904–1922
John Hall[d] 1917–1921
John Hepher   Labor 1899–1932
Louis Heydon[f]   Nationalist 1889–1918
William Hill[g] 1900–1919
William Holborow[c] 1899–1917
Thomas Holden[l]   Labor 1912–1934
Henry Horne[d]   Nationalist 1917–1955
Sir Thomas Hughes 1908–1930
Alfred Hunt 1916–1930
William Hurley 1904–1924
Sydney Innes-Noad[d] 1917–1931
Henry Kater   Independent 1889–1924
Edward Kavanagh   Labor 1912–1934
John Lane Mullins[d]   Nationalist 1917–1934
Kenneth Mackay 1899–1934
Charles Mackellar 1885–1903, 1903–1925
Sir Samuel McCaughey[i]   Independent 1899–1919
James McGowen[d]   Independent Labor 1917–1922
Hugh McIntosh[d]   Nationalist 1917–1932
John Meagher   Independent 1900–1920
Dick Meagher[d][j] 1917–1920
Alfred Meeks   Nationalist 1900–1932
Henry Moses 1885–1923
John Nash 1900–1925
John Nobbs[d] 1917–1921
Broughton O'Conor 1908–1940
John Peden[d] 1917–1946
Charles Roberts 1890–1925
William Robson 1900–1920
James Ryan[d] 1917–1940
Andrew Sinclair 1912–1934
Fergus Smith 1895–1924
Joynton Smith   Independent 1912–1934
Sir Allen Taylor   Nationalist 1912–1940
Patrick Taylor[d] 1917–1922
John Travers[m]   Independent 1908–1934
Arthur Trethowan   Nationalist 1916–1937
George Varley[d] 1917–1934
Thomas Waddell[d] 1917–1934
Frank Wall[d] 1917–1941
Winter Warden[d] 1917–1934
John Wetherspoon 1908–1928
James White 1908–1927
James Wilson   Labor 1899–1925
Frederick Winchcombe[b]   Nationalist 1907–1917
John Wise[d] 1917–1934

See also


  1. ^ a b Henry Dangar died on 25 April 1917.
  2. ^ a b Frederick Winchcombe died on 29 June 1917.
  3. ^ a b William Holborow died on 10 July 1917.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u 20 members were appointed on 11 May 1917 and took their seats on 17 July 1917.[2]
  5. ^ a b Michael Connington was appointed on 11 May 1917 and took his seat on 25 July 1917.[2]
  6. ^ a b Louis Heydon died on 17 May 1918.
  7. ^ a b William Hill died on 11 January 1919.
  8. ^ a b Edmund Fosbery died on 1 July 1919.
  9. ^ a b Sir Samuel McCaughey died on 25 July 1919.
  10. ^ a b Dick Meagher resigned on 23 February 1920.
  11. ^ The changes to the composition of the council, in chronological order, were: Dangar died,[a] Winchcombe died,[b] Holborow died,[c] 20 appointed,[d] Connington appointed,[e] Heydon died,[f] Hill died,[g] Fosbery died,[h] McCaughey died,[i] and Meagher resigned.[j]
  12. ^ Thomas Holden had been appointed by the McGowen Labor government but was not recognised as a Labor man as they had voted against government proposals.[4]
  13. ^ John Travers was a Labor member in January 1913,[4] however he resigned from the party some time prior to 1921.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Part 3 Members of the Legislative Council" (PDF). NSW Parliamentary Record. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 26 November 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Appointments to the Legislative Council". Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales. 11 May 1917. p. 2415. Retrieved 7 May 2020 – via Trove.
  3. ^ "Part 10 Officers of the Parliament" (PDF). NSW Parliamentary Record. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 26 November 2020.[k]
  4. ^ a b "The Labor conference". Singleton Argus. 30 January 1913. p. 4. Retrieved 14 August 2021 – via Trove.
  5. ^ "Mr F. H. Bryant, M.L.C." The Australian Worker. 1 September 1921. p. 12. Retrieved 8 August 2021 – via Trove.
  6. ^ "Mr. Travers' reply". The Sydney Morning Herald. 19 January 1926. p. 11. Retrieved 14 August 2021 – via Trove.


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