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Sir Frederick Matthew Darley (1830 - 1910)

 

Biographical Note

Frederick Matthew Darley (1830-1910), barrister, judge and parliamentarian, was born at Dublin, Ireland, son of Henry and Maria Darley. He was educated at Dungannon in County Tyrone and Trinity College, Dublin, where he graduated Bachelor of Arts (1851) before being called to the Irish Bar in 1853 He was admitted to the English Bar before returning to practice in Ireland. In 1862 Darley migrated to Australia and was admitted to the NSW Bar where he was appointed Q.C. in 1878.

Darley was appointed to the NSW Legislative Council (1868-1886). From 1881 to 1883 Darley was Vice-President of the Executive Council and served as Lieutenant-Governor on seven occasions. He was appointed Chief Justice of the NSW Supreme Court in December 1886, knighted in 1887, created K.C.M.G. in 1897 and G.C.M.G. in 1901. Darley was appointed a Privy Councillor in 1905.

 

Papers

Title

 Archibald Darley - letters from Sir Frederick Darley, 1893, 1894
 

Creator

Darley, Frederick Matthew, 1830 - 1910
 

Call No.

MLMSS 6353

Title

 Frederick Matthew Darley - papers, 1864-1905
 

Creator

Darley, Frederick Matthew, 1830 - 1910
 

Call No.

MLMSS 2157

Title

 Sir Frederick Matthew Darley - letters sent to John Darley, 1853-1854
 

Creator

Darley, Frederick Matthew, 1830 - 1910
 

Call No.

MLDOC 1582

Title

 Sir Frederick Matthew Darley - papers, 1858-1910
 

Creator

Darley, Frederick Matthew, 1830 - 1910
 

Call No.

MLMSS 497

Political Service

House

Member of Legislative Council 1868-1886
 
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