Joseph Jackson (Australian politician)
|Minister for Local Government|
18 June 1932 – 14 February 1933
|Preceded by||Michael Bruxner|
|Succeeded by||Eric Spooner|
26 November 1874|
Wellington, New South Wales
23 August 1961 (aged 86)|
Sydney, New South Wales
|Political party||Nationalist Party of Australia, United Australia Party, Independent , Liberal Party|
Joseph Jackson (26 November 1874 – 23 August 1961) was an Australian politician and a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly from 1922 until 1956. He was variously a Nationalist, United Australia Party, Independent and Liberal member of parliament .
Early life and career
Jackson was born in Wellington, New South Wales and educated to elementary level in rural state schools. His father was an alluvial gold prospector and Jackson worked in rural occupations until he founded a substantial retail business at the Peak Hill gold rush after 1889. He moved to Sydney in 1904 and established a chain of retail stores. Jackson purchased Faulconbridge, the home of Sir Henry Parkes and donated a large tract of land (Jackson Park) to form a Prime Ministers' Corridor of Oaks. Jackson was a noted collector of Australiana. He was awarded an OBE in 1957.Jackson was an alderman on Sydney City Council in 1918 - 1922, 1924–1927 and 1930-1935. He was the Lord Mayor of Sydney in 1931 representing the Civic Reform Association.
After an unsuccessful attempt in 1920, he was elected to the New South Wales Parliament as a Nationalist party member for the multi-member seat of Sydney at the 1922 state election. He retained the seat at the next two elections and successfully contested the seat of Nepean when the NSW electoral system reverted to single member seats at the 1927 election. He retained Nepean as a Nationalist (1927–1932) and United Australia (1931–1944)member. He described himself as a "Liberal Nationalist" at the 1944 election. He was a foundation member of the Liberal Party in 1945.
- "Mr Joseph Jackson (1874 - 1961)". Former members of the New South Wales Parliament, 1856-2006. New South Wales Parliament. Archived from the original on 22 April 2012. Retrieved 11 January 2009.
|Parliament of New South Wales|
| Member for Sydney
1922 – 1927
Served alongside: Birt/Minahan, Levy, Minahan/Holdsworth, McGirr/Burke
| Member for Nepean
1927 – 1956
| Minister for Local Government
1932 – 1933
| Lord Mayor of Sydney