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Henry Copeland (Australian politician)

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Name  Henry Copeland
Role  Legislator
Died  1904

Henry Copeland, (6 June 1839 – 22 June 1904) was a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly.

Copeland was born in Hull, Yorkshire, England. Aged 18 years, he arrived in Williamstown, Victoria and spent around 15 years on the goldfields as a digger, farmer and contractor. Copeland was elected unopposed to the New South Wales Mining Board in 1874. He entered the New South Wales Legislative Assembly and represented:

Goldfields North 27 October 1877 to 9 November 1880 New England 2 December 1880 to 23 November 1882 Newtown 2 December 1882 to 5 January 1883 East Sydney 23 January 1883 to 26 January 1887 New England 10 February 1887 to 25 June 1894 Armidale 17 July 1894 to 5 July 1895 Sydney-Phillip 17 October 1895 to 27 March 1900

Copeland was Secretary for Lands in the Jennings ministry from February 1886 to January 1887. In October 1891, when the third Dibbs ministry Government was formed, he was again appointed Minister of Lands. Copeland died in Twickenham, London, England on 22 June 1904.


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