australian flag 3aNever short of a word to say or opinion to share, politicians have played a major role in the history of Kiama. Ranging from the longest serving independent mayor to Father of Federation, Kiama has contributed well beyond its status as a small town.

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Alexander James Campbell

alexander campbellProfession :  NSW State Parliamentarian

Born  :  20/08/1846    Died  :  22/03/1926

Birth Place  :  Gerringong

Website  : 

Achievements  :  Served Seat of Kiama  from 17 Jul 1894 to 16 Jul 1904

References  : 

Parliamentary Record

Australian Dictionary of Biography

Angus Cameron

angus cameronProfession :  NSW State Parliamentarian

Born  :  01/01/1847    Died  :  26/01/1896

Birth Place  :  Scotland

Website  : 

Achievements  :  Served Seat of Kiama  from 13 Jan 1887 to 19 Jan 1889

References  : 

Parliamentary Record

Australian Dictionary of Biography

 

Ann Sudmalis

ann sudmalis 1Profession : Politician

Born  :  16 September 1955  Died  :  

Birth Place  :  Milton

Website  :  Ann Sudmalis

Achievements  : Kiama Council Councillor 1996 to 2013; Federal Member for Gilmore 2013 - present

References  : 

Federal Parliament

 

Blake Pelly

blake pellyProfession : Politician

Born  :  31 May 1907  Died  :  16 October 1990

Birth Place  :  Buckley, Flintshire, Wales

Website  : 

Achievements  : State MP for Wollondilly (contained Kiama) 1950 - 57

References  :  NSW Parliament

Bob Harrison

bob harrisonProfession : Waterside worker, politician

Born  :  19 September 1934 Died  :  

Birth Place  :  Goulburn

Website  :  Wikipedia entry

Achievements  : Member for Kiama 1986–1999

References  : 

NSW Parliament

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Brian Peschler

Brian PetschlerProfession : Administrator, Politician

Born  :  ?? Died  :

Birth Place  :  ??

Website  : 

Achievements  : Mayor for Kiama 2012 - 2016

References  : 

 

Captain Charles Moore Stevenson

generic personProfession :  Soldier

Born  :  30 January, 1860   Died  :  11 February, 1909

Birth Place  :  Cavan, Ireland

Website  :

Achievements  :  Military commanding officer of E Comapny (Kiama) (1909)

References  : 

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Colin Hollis

Collin HollisProfession : Politician

Born  :  30 May 1938  Died  :  -

Birth Place  :  Wauchope

Website  : 

Achievements  : Federal MP for MacArthur (contained Kiama) 1983,  Federal MP for Throsby (contained Kiama) 1984 - 1998

References  :  Federal Parliament

Gareth Ward

gareth wardProfession : Politician

Born  :  1981 Died  :  

Birth Place  :  Gerringong

Website  :  Gareth Ward

Achievements  : Member for Kiama 2011 - present

References  : 

NSW Parliament

 

Harman John Tarrant

harman tarrantProfession : Doctor, politician

Born  :  1 January 1844   Died  :  10 September 1900

Birth Place  :  Ireland

Website  :  Wikipedia entry

Achievements  : Fourth State member for the seat of Kiama 1880—1887

References  : 

NSW Parliament

 

Henry Bates

henry bateProfession : Politician

Born  :  19 April 1881  Died  :  4 January 1967

Birth Place  :  Tilba Tilba

Website  : 

Achievements  : State MP for South Coast (contained Kiama) 1927 - 1941

References  :  NSW Parliament

 

Jack Beale

jack bealeProfession : Politician

Born  :  17 July 1917  Died  :  7 June 2006

Birth Place  :  Manly

Website  : 

Achievements  : State MP for South Coast (contained Kiama) 1942-73

References  :  NSW Parliament

James Colley

generic personProfession :  Politician

Born  :     Died  : 

Birth Place  :  ??

Website  : 

Achievements  :  First mayor of Kiama Municipal Council 1859

References  : 

Wikipedia

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Jeff Bate

jeff bateProfession : Politician

Born  :  5 March 1906  Died  :  15 April 1984

Birth Place  :  Tilba Tilba

Website  : 

Achievements  : State MP for Wollondilly (contained Kiama) 1938-41

References  :  NSW Parliament

John Black

generic personProfession : Politician

Born  :  17 July 1917  Died  :  2 August 1881

Birth Place  :  ??

Website  : 

Achievements  : Kiama Alderman 1861-69 and 1875-81, and Mayor 1865, 1866-69, 1876-81

References  : 

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Australian Dictionary of Biography

John Hatton

john hattonProfession : Politician

Born  :  29 May 1933  Died  :  -

Birth Place  :  Hammondville

Website  : 

Achievements  : State MP for South Coast (contained Kiama) 1973-95

References  :  NSW Parliament

Wikipedia

John Sharp

john sharpProfession :  Federal Politician

Born  :  15 December 1954 Died  : 

Birth Place  :  Sydney

Website  : Wikipedia entry

Achievements  : Federal Member for Seat of Gilmore. 1984-93

References  : 

Federal Parliament

John Stewart

john stewartProfession : Journalist, politician

Born  :  1 October 1810   Died  :  30 July 1896

Birth Place  :  England

Website  : Wikipedia entry

Achievements  : Member for Kiama 1871–1874

References  : 

Australian Dictionary of Biography

NSW Parliament

 

Marie Bignold

Marie BignoldProfession : Politician

Born  :  14 September 1927   Died  :  -

Birth Place  :  Kiama

Website  : 

Achievements  : Member of the NSW Legislative Council 1984 - 1991

References  : 

Parliament of NSW

The Australian Womens Register

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Mark Honey

Mark HoneyProfession : Dairy Farmer, Politician

Born  :  ?? Died  :

Birth Place  :  ??

Website  : 

Achievements  : Mayor for Kiama 2016 - present

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Mark Morton

mark mortonProfession : Politician

Born  :  28 September 1865  Died  :  28 September 1938

Birth Place  :  Nowra

Website  : 

Achievements  : State MP for Wollodilly (contained Kiama) 1928 - 1938

References  :  NSW Parliament

 

Matt Brown

matt brownProfession :  Politician

Born  :  10 March 1972   Died  : 

Birth Place  :  Kiama

Website  : Wikipedia entry

Achievements  : Member for Kiama 1999 and 2011

References  : 

Parliament of NSW

 

Peter Knott

Peter KnottProfession :  Federal Politician

Born  :  8 August 1956   Died  :  30 October 2015

Birth Place  :  Sydney

Website  : Wikipedia entry

Achievements  : Federal Member for Seat of Gilmore. 1993-96

References  : 

Federal Parliament

Rupert Beale

generic personProfession : Politician

Born  :  24 December 1889  Died  :  28 January 1967

Birth Place  :  Tilba Tilba

Website  : 

Achievements  : State MP for South Coast (contained Kiama) 1941-42

References  :  NSW Parliament

Samuel Charles

samuel charlesProfession : Mariner; dairy farmer; politician

Born  :  1818   Died  :  23 September 1909

Birth Place  :  Ireland

Website  : Wikipedia entry

Achievements  : Alderman Kiama Council 1868-70, Member for Kiama 1874-1880

References  : 

Australian Dictionary of Biography

NSW Parliament

National Library

 

Samuel William Gray

samuel grayProfession : Farmer, grazier, politician

Born  :  1 January 1823   Died  :  19 April 1889

Birth Place  :  Sydney

Website  : Wikipedia entry

Achievements  : State seat of Kiama's first member of State Parliament 1859–1864

References  : 

NSW Parliament

 

Sandra McCarthy

sandraProfession : Teacher, politician

Born  :  6 February 1954   Died  : 

Birth Place  :  Sydney

Website  : Wikipedia entry

Achievements  : Longest Serving Mayor of Kiama from 2000-2012.

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Sir George Warburton Fuller

fuller sir george warburtonProfession :  Presbyterian minister

Born  :  22 January 1861   Died  :  22 July 1940

Birth Place  :  Kiama

Website  :

Achievements  : Premier of NSW twice. Member for Kiama 1889–1894

References  : 

Parliament of NSW

Australian Dictionary of Biography

 

Sir Henry Parkes

henry parkesProfession :  State Politician

Born  :  27 May 1815   Died  :   27 April 1896

Birth Place  :  Warwickshire, England

Website  : Wikipedia entry

Achievements  : Premier of NSW 7 times Member for Kiama 1864–1870

References  : 

Australian Dictionary of Biography

NSW Parliament

 

Sir Joseph Hector McNeil Carruthers

joseph carruthersProfession :  State Politician

Born  :  21 December 1856   Died  : 10 December 1932

Birth Place  :  Kiama

Website  : Wikipedia entry

Achievements  : Premier of NSW 1904-1907

References  : 

Australian Dictionary of Biography

NSW Parliament

 

Sir William Portus Cullen

william cullenProfession :  Politician, Chief Justice, Premier NSW

Born  :  28 May 1855   Died  :  6 April 1935

Birth Place  :  Jamberoo

Website  : Wikipedia entry

Achievements  : Member for Balmain 1885–1887

References  : 

Australian Dictionary of Biography

NSW Parliament

National Library

 

Solomon Herbert Hyam

solomon hyamProfession :  State Politician, Merchant

Born  :  16 May 1837   Died  :  7 November 1901

Birth Place  :  Jamberoo

Website  : Wikipedia entry

Achievements  : Member for Balmain 1885–1887

References  : 

Australian Dictionary of Biography

NSW Parliament

National Library

 

 

 

Tom Lewis

tom lewisProfession : Politician

Born  :  23 January 1922  Died  :  25 April 2016

Birth Place  :  Adelaide, South Australia

Website  : 

Achievements  : State MP for Wollondilly (contained Kiama) 1957 - 78, State Premier 1976

References  :  NSW Parliament