James Hart (Australian politician)

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James Hart
Member of the New South Wales Parliament
for New England and Macleay
In office
26 November 1858 – 11 April 1859
Preceded by Abram Moriarty
Succeeded by Seat abolished
Member of the New South Wales Parliament
for New England
In office
30 June 1859 – 10 November 1860
Preceded by Seat created
Succeeded by George Markham
Member of the New South Wales Parliament
for Bathurst
In office
6 December 1860 – 10 November 1864
Preceded by John Clements
Succeeded by James Kemp
Member of the New South Wales Parliament
for East Sydney
In office
22 November 1864 – 15 November 1869
Preceded by Robert Stewart
Succeeded by David Buchanan
Member of the New South Wales Parliament
for Monaro
In office
17 November 1870 – 3 February 1872
Preceded by Daniel Egan
Succeeded by William Grahame
Personal details
Born James Hart
Died 26 June 1873
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation Solicitor
Religion Roman Catholic

James Hart (1825–1873) was a politician in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly.

Early life[edit]

Hart was born in Ireland in 1825. He was son of William Hart and Mary Cahill. Hart arrived in New South Wales in 1841. He was admitted as a solicitor in 1853. He practised in Sydney and was part owner of a practice.[1]


Hart began his career in politics in 1858 when Abram Moriarty resigned from the seat of New England and Macleay in the colony's north. He was elected unopposed.[2] At the 1859 election, Hart was re-elected to the parliament as the member for the newly form seat of New England. He won the election by a mere three votes.[3] At the 1860 election, Hart won the election for the seat of Bathurst in the colony's west on 6 December 1860.[4] As such, he withdrew from the New England contest which was held on 24 December.[5] At the following election in 1864–65, Hart changed seats again when he elected to the multi-member electorate of East Sydney.[6] He did not recontest the 1869–70 election but Hart re-entered the parilament in 1870 after winning the Monaro by-election caused by the death of Daniel Egan.[7] Hart retired from parliament in February 1872.

Personal life[edit]

Hart married Harriet Dawson on 7 September 1843.[1]


Hart died in Illalong, New South Wales on 26 June 1873.[1]


New South Wales Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Abram Moriarty
Member for New England and Macleay
1858 – 1859
Served alongside: Taylor
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Member for New England
1859 – 1860
Succeeded by
George Markham
Preceded by
John Clements
Member for Bathurst
1860 – 1864
Succeeded by
James Kemp
Preceded by
Robert Stewart
Member for East Sydney
1864 – 1869
Served alongside: Cowper, Burdekin, Neale, Caldwell, Stewart
Succeeded by
David Buchanan
Preceded by
Daniel Egan
Member for Monaro
1870 – 1872
Succeeded by
William Grahame