Fitzgerald, Nicholas

Born 07 August 1829 (Galway)
Died 17 August 1908. (St Kilda)
Parents: Francis and Eleanor, nee Joyes
Marriage: 1863 Melbourne, Marianne O'Shanassy; 7s.
Occupation: Brewer
Religion: Catholic
Education: Trinity College Dublin from 1845; entered King's Inn 1848 and won scholarship to Queen's College Galway 1849.

Career: Spent some years in Ceylon and India; arrived Vic. 1859; established Castlemaine breweries with his brother Edward and extended to Melbourne and other colonies; owned pastoral property in NSW and Queensland. Member Federal Convention, Sydney 1891, and Colonial Conference, Ottawa 1894. Received papal knighthood and was a leader of Catholic laity.

House Electorate Start *   End *  
MLCNorth WesternNovember 1864 November 1882 
MLCNorth CentralNovember 1882 August 1908 

Appointments: Chairman committees 1905-1908; royal commission charitable institutions 1891
References: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 4
Initial data source: Thomson, K & Serle, G, 'A Biographical Register of the Victorian Legislature 1851-1900', ANU Press, 1972
Last update: 1972 (last date the record was checked and updated)

*The Start date for Members elected after 1900 is the date they were elected. The start date for pre-1900 Members is the date they were sworn in.