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Sir Daniel Cooper (1821–1902)

from Brisbane Courier

Sir Daniel Cooper, by George Barrable, 1885

Sir Daniel Cooper, by George Barrable, 1885

State Library of New South Wales, ML 653

The death is announced of Sir Daniel Cooper, Bart., formerly of New South Wales, in his 81st year.

Sir Daniel Cooper, who was born in Lancashire on the 1st July, 1821, and went to New South Wales in 1842. He was elected a member of the Legislative Council in 1849, and in 1856 he was returned under the new Constitution as member of the first Legislative Assembly for Sydney Hamlets, and was elected as the first Speaker of that Chamber. This position he held till 1860, when he resigned, and was asked to form a Ministry in succession to that of Mr. Forster. He, however, declined, and returned to reside in England in 1861. He was knighted in 1857, created a baronet in 1863, K.C.M.G. in 1880, and G.C.M.G. in 1888. Sir Daniel Cooper has on several occasions been Acting Agent-General for New South Wales, and was a member of the Royal Commission for the Indian and Colonial Exhibition in 1886. He was president of the Bank of New South Wales from 1855 to 1861, and subsequently one of the London directors of the bank.

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