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James Edward (Jim) Hoad (1858–1931)

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Jim Hoad, n.d.

Jim Hoad, n.d.

James Edward (Jim) Hoad (1858-1931) saddler, dairy farmer, mayor and parliamentarian 

Birth: 3 June 1858 at Tumut, New South Wales, son of English-born parents George Hoad (1823-1896), from Hamsey, Lewes, East Sussex, bricklayer and mayor of Junee, and Mary Ann, née Unstead (1820-1908), from Falmer, Essex. Marriage: 19 September 1883 at Gundagai, New South Wales, to Harriett Bougher (1862-1940). They had one daughter and four sons. Death: 12 July 1931 in hospital at Kensington, Sydney, NSW. Buried in Junee with Anglican rites. 

  • Parents had arrived in Sydney in 1852.
  • Stockman in Tumut district, learnt saddlery trade. Established saddlery business in Junee in 1886. Lost eye and retired from business in 1896. Established dairy farm.
  • Appointed justice of the peace in 1903. Member of first Junee Progress Association.
  • Foundation member Junee Labor League in 1893 and sometime president of Riverina Federal Labor Council. Prominent opponent of conscription.
  • Alderman in Junee from 1894 to 1931 (ALP). Elected mayor of Junee in 1899, 1906 to 1909, 1920 and 1921.
  • Appointed life member of the NSW Legislative Council on 21 December 1925. In October 1929 was knocked down in Macquarie Street on his way to the council and was in poor health thereafter. Died in office.
  • Hoad’s eldest son James Essell Walter Hoad (1888-1954) was also mayor of Junee and Labor candidate for parliament. His youngest son Kenneth Oswald Hoad (1897-1944) was a NSW Labor politician. A niece Vera Leila Hoad married Arthur Neiberding Fuller, a Federal Labor politican.

Heather Radi, Peter Spearritt & Elizabeth Hinton, Biographical Register of the NSW Parliament 1901-1970 (Canberra, 1979); Australian Worker, 28 October 1925?, p.15.

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Jim Hoad, n.d.

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3 June, 1858
Tumut, New South Wales, Australia


12 July, 1931 (aged 73)
Kensington, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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