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  • Title
    Sir John Hay - papers, 1856-1873
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLDOC 177
  • Level of description
  • Date

    1856 - 1873
  • Type of material
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  • Physical Description
    1 folder
    Textual Records - (manuscript)

    Sir John Hay (1816-1892), pastoralist and parliamentarian, was born at Little Ythsie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, son of John and Jean Hay. He was educated in Scotland and came to Australia with his wife in 1838. Hay settled at Welaregang on the Murray River and was elected the member for Murrumbidgee in the first NSW Legislative Assembly in 1856; he held the seat until 1859. He was elected MLA in the seats of The Murray (1859-1864) and Central Cumberland (1864-1867). Hay was Secretary for Lands and Works (1856-1857) and Speaker of the Legislative Assembly (1862-1865). Hay was appointed to the NSW Legislative Council (1867-1892) and was President of the Legislative Council (1873-1892).
  • Scope and Content
    3 Oct.1856; Letters patent of appointment of John Hay as Secretary for Land and Public Works in NSW (Call No.: MLDOC 177a)
    26 June 1867; Writ of appointment of John Hay as a member of the NSW Legislative Council (Call No.: MLDOC 177b)
    8 July 1873; Commission of appointment of John Hay as president of the NSW Legislative Council (Call No.: MLDOC 177c)
    8 July 1873; Letter from NSW Colonial Secretary, Henry Parkes, accompanying commission of appointment as president of the Legislative Council (Call No.: MLDOC 177d)
  • Source
    Presented by the Union Trustee Co. on behalf of the estate of the late William Hay in 1961
  • General note

    This collection was listed on PICMAN in 2004 as part of the Sesquicentenary of Responsible Government in NSW 1856-2006 Project.
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