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Edward William O'Sullivan (1846 - 1910)

 

Biographical Note

Edward William O'Sullivan (1846-1910), printer, journalist and parliamentarian, was born at Launceston, Tasmania, son of Peter and Mary Anne O'Sullivan. He was trained as a printer at the Hobart Mercury before writing for the newspaper. He established the Tasmanian Tribune in 1871 before moving to Melbourne in 1874 where he established the Evening Tribune. After the newspaper failed he was appointed editor of the St. Arnaud Mercury. He returned to Melbourne after three years to work for the Argus before moving to Sydney in 1882.

O'Sullivan was elected a member of the NSW Legislative Assembly for the seats of Queanbeyan (1885-1904) and Belmore (1904-1910). He was Secretary for Public Works (1899-1904) and Secretary for Lands (June-Aug. 1904). O'Sullivan was an alderman of Sydney City Council (1906-1910). O'Sullivan's publications included essays, pamphlets, and melodramas. [ref:ADB 11]

 

Papers

Title

 Alfred Deakin - letters sent (2) to Edward William O'Sullivan, 1905, 1906
 

Creator

O'Sullivan, Edward William, 1846 - 1910
 

Call No.

MLDOC 2877

Title

 O'Sullivan family - further papers, 1873-1953
 

Creator

O'Sullivan, Edward William, 1846 - 1910
 

Call No.

MLMSS 1603

Title

 O'Sullivan family - papers, 1873-1932, being mainly the papers of Edward William O'Sullivan
 

Creator

O'Sullivan, Edward William, 1846 - 1910
 

Call No.

MLMSS 239

Political Service

Party

Australian Labor Party
 

House

Member of Legislative Assembly

Electorate

Queanbeyan 1885-1904
 

House

Member of Legislative Assembly

Electorate

Belmore 1904-1910
 
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