Nelson Simmons Lawson (1 May 1806 – 3 February 1849) was an Australian politician.
He was born at sea on the Lady Nelson , the son of William Lawson and Sarah Leadbeater. His first wife was Honoria Mary Dickinson whom he married on 7 January 1836 with whom he had six children. His second wife was Sarah Anne Kirke. From 1849 to 1849 he was a member of the New South Wales Legislative Council. Lawson died near Prospect in 1849.
His Majesty's Armed Survey Vessel Lady Nelson was commissioned in 1799 to survey the coast of Australia. At the time large parts of the Australian coast were unmapped and Britain had claimed only part of the continent. The British Government were concerned that, in the event of settlers of another European power becoming established in Australia, any future conflict in Europe would lead to a widening of the conflict into the southern hemisphere to the detriment of the trade that Britain sought to develop. It was against this background that Lady Nelson was chosen to survey and establish sovereignty over strategic parts of the continent.
William Lawson, MLC was an English-born Australian explorer, land owner, grazier and politician who migrated to Sydney, New South Wales in 1800. Along with his close friends and colleagues Gregory Blaxland and William Wentworth, he pioneered the first successful crossing of the Blue Mountains by European settlers.
The New South Wales Legislative Council, often referred to as the upper house, is one of the two chambers of the parliament of the Australian state of New South Wales. The other is the Legislative Assembly. Both sit at Parliament House in the state capital, Sydney. It is normal for legislation to be first deliberated on and passed by the Legislative Assembly before being considered by the Legislative Council, which acts in the main as a house of review.
Henry Archibald Hertzberg Lawson was an Australian writer and bush poet. Along with his contemporary Banjo Paterson, Lawson is among the best-known Australian poets and fiction writers of the colonial period and is often called Australia's "greatest short story writer".
Gregory Blaxland was an English pioneer farmer and explorer in Australia, noted especially for initiating and co-leading the first successful crossing of the Blue Mountains by European settlers.
Archibald Acheson, 2nd Earl of Gosford,, styled The Honourable Archibald Acheson from 1790 to 1806 and Lord Acheson from 1806 to 1807, was a British politician who served as Lieutenant-Governor of Lower Canada and Governor General of British North America in the 19th century.
Emma, Lady Hamilton was an English model and actress, who is best remembered as the mistress of Lord Nelson and as the muse of the portrait artist, George Romney.
William Branwhite Clarke, FRS was an English geologist and clergyman, active in Australia.
Sir James Martin, KCB, QC was three times Premier of New South Wales, and Chief Justice of New South Wales from 1873 to 1886.
Sir William à Beckett was a British barrister and the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria.
Nelson William Illingworth was an English sculptor and colourful bohemian.
Joseph Alexander Lawson was an Australian politician, elected as a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly.
Edward Eastman was an American merchant and bookseller from Oshkosh, Wisconsin who was the first mayor of Oshkosh, served several years as its postmaster, and spent a single one-year term in 1851 as a Free Soil Party member of the Wisconsin State Assembly.
Sir Maurice Charles Philip O'Connell KCH was a commander of forces and lieutenant-governor of colonial New South Wales.
Rear-Admiral John Pasco (1774–1853) served in the Royal Navy between 1784 and 1853, eventually rising to the rank of rear admiral. He acted as signal officer on board HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar and notably advised on the wording of Nelson's famous signal "England expects that every man will do his duty".
David William Simmons, OAM, a former Australian politician, was a member of the Australian House of Representatives from 1983 to 1996, representing the seat of Calare for the Australian Labor Party. Simmons held several junior Ministerial positions in the Hawke and Keating Governments.
The Electoral district of County of Cumberland was an electorate of the New South Wales Legislative Council at a time when some of its members were elected and the balance were appointed by the Governor.
John Rendell Street, MLC was an Australian politician and businessman. He served as the successor of Sir Edmund Barton, 1st Prime Minister of Australia, in his New South Wales Legislative Assembly seat of East Sydney, holding this office until his death on the 23rd of March, 1891.
John Gill was an Irish-born Australian politician.
William Busby was an English-born Australian politician.
Prospect Post Office is a heritage-listed former post office and shop at 23 Tarlington Place, Prospect, City of Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia. It was designed by James Watts and built by Watts from 1880 to 1890. The property is owned by the City of Blacktown. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.
Old Errowanbang Woolshed is a heritage-listed shearing shed at Errowan Park, Old Errowanbang Lane, Errowanbang, Blayney Shire, New South Wales, Australia. It was designed by Watt and built in 1886. It is also known as Errowanbang Woolshed. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 23 June 2006.
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