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Item: 22194
Surname: Kemp
First Name: Charles
Ship: -
Date: -
Place: -
Source: Australian Dictionary of Biography Online
Details: Journalist, politician and businessman. Born 2 June 1813 in London, son of Simon Kemp and Mary Ann nee Cox. Arrived in Australia with his family in 1825


 
Item: 28195
Surname: Kemp
First Name: Charles
Ship: -
Date: 21 September 1864
Place: Sydney
Source: SMH
Details: Funeral procession of the Hon. Charles Kemp.


 
Item: 30699
Surname: Kemp
First Name: Charles
Ship: -
Date: 1847 12 May
Place: Morpeth
Source: MM
Details: Unclaimed letter held in Sydney Post Office


 
Item: 35445
Surname: Kemp
First Name: Charles
Ship: -
Date: 1847 22 September
Place: Morpeth
Source: MM
Details: Unclaimed letter held at Post Office in August 1847


 
Item: 80472
Surname: Kemp
First Name: Charles
Ship: -
Date: 1833 20 April
Place: Newcastle
Source: SG
Details: Presented address to the Governor on his visit to Newcastle


 
Item: 84636
Surname: Kemp
First Name: Charles
Ship: -
Date: 1851 26 July
Place: Macquarie Street, Sydney
Source: MM
Details: Reply to electors of Newcastle and Raymond Terrace who requested him to declare himself a candidate for representation of the North Eastern Boroughs


 
Item: 84785
Surname: Kemp
First Name: Charles
Ship: -
Date: 1851 6 August
Place: Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: Present at Newcatle Court House to meet electors


 
Item: 85355
Surname: Kemp
First Name: Charles
Ship: -
Date: 1851 20 August
Place: -
Source: MM
Details: Correspondence regarding Dr. Lang's objections to his electoin nomination


 
Item: 85963
Surname: Kemp
First Name: Charles
Ship: -
Date: 1851 24 September
Place: North Eastern Boroughs
Source: MM
Details: Edward Flood returned by a majority of 10 over his opponent Charles Kemp


 
Item: 87788
Surname: Kemp
First Name: Charles
Ship: -
Date: 1852 31 January
Place: Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: Donated 5 pound for the benefit of the sick poor at Newcastle hospital


 
Item: 93660
Surname: Kemp
First Name: Charles
Ship: -
Date: 1834 23 April
Place: Newcastle
Source: GG 1834
Details: Resigned from position of poundkeeper. Replaced by Francis Beattie


 
Item: 158441
Surname: Kemp
First Name: Charles
Ship: -
Date: 1838 5 November
Place: St. Andrews Parish, Cumberland County
Source: Australian Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records
Details: Marriage of Charles Kemp and Stella Christie


 
Item: 59952
Surname: Kemp
First Name: Charles
Ship: Elizabeth 1827
Date: 1828
Place: -
Source: 1828 Census
Details: Aged 15 in 1828. Came free


 
Item: 25622
Surname: Kemp (obit.,)
First Name: Charles
Ship: -
Date: 16 September 1864
Place: Sydney
Source: Illustrated Sydney News
Details: THE LATE MR. CHARLES KEMP. A DEEP feeling of regret has been occasioned in this city by the death of Mr. Charles Kemp, for many years a partner in the proprietary of the Sydney Morning Herald. For some time past he had been suffering from disease of the heart, which terminated fatally on the, 25th of August. Mr. Kemp was an Englishman by birth ; he emigrated to this Colony with his parents in 1825. Shortly after attaining his majority, Mr. Kemp be- came a contributor to the Sydney Monitor, and in a few months accepted a permanent engagement on that journal ; he afterwards joined the reporting staff of the Sydney Morning Herald, and continued in that vocation until 1841, when he joined Mr. John Fairfax in purchasing the paper from Messrs. Stokes and Stephens. Mr. Kemp proved fully equal to his new position : his business habits, kind dis- position, and thorough honesty, gained him the respect and goodwill of all with whom he came in contact. In 1853, Mr. Kemp, having realised an independence, 'disposed of his interest in the Herald, and since that time has been more prominently before the public. For several years he discharged the duties of a magistrate with the most thorough impartiality, and in 1860 he was elected Member of the Legislative Assembly for Liverpool Plains, but lost his seat at the ensuing general elections, chiefly owing to his refusal to disguise his real opinions, or promise to stultify his- judgment by adopting the popular cry, and was soon after ap- pointed to a seat in the Legislative Council, which he held up to the time of his death. As a private citizen he devoted much of his time in developing the resources of the Colony ; he was, for several years chairman of the directory of the Australian Steam Navigation Company, and, on his retirement from that office, received a very hand- some testimonial in acknowledgment of his ser- vices; he was also a director of several other Iocal commercial institutions, and a fellow of St. John's College. He was warmly attached to the Church of England, and his munificent contributions to the cause of religion were only equalled by his un- ostentatious acts of benevolence; the claims of poverty never appealed to his sympathy in vain. In a leading article in the Sydney Morning Herald his former partner, Mr. John Fairfax, thus bears testimony to his worth:-"The name of Charles Kemp will be mentioned amongst us with lasting veneration. Affectionate in family life-upright in business-incapable of anything tortuous or mean liberal in the employment of his wealth-firm in his friendships as in his convictions-active in the promotion of all that was beneficent ;-such h was. A good man has fallen. Alas! one of our was. A good man has fallen. Alas! one of our best, kindest, most useful citizens has passed away for ever. " Mr. Kemp was buried in tbe Church of England cemetery, atFix this text Newtown; his remains were followed to their last resting place by a very large number of the principal inhabitants of this city, and by many of his former employs, by whom he was deeply and deservedly regretted.



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