Hanley Bennett

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Hanley Bennett (1815 – 30 April 1893) was an English-born Australian politician.

He was born in Staffordshire and migrated to New South Wales in 1837. He worked as a shoemaker and surveyor, first at Cassilis, then at Muswellbrook from 1843 and at Tamworth from 1855. Around 1843 he married Eliza Watson, with whom he had eight children. An alderman at Tamworth and South Singleton, he was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Liverpool Plains in 1872. He served until his defeat in 1880. Bennett died at Tamworth in 1893.[1]


  1. ^ "Mr Hanley Bennett (1815 - 1893)". Former Members. Parliament of New South Wales. 2008. Archived from the original on 23 July 2015. Retrieved 23 July 2015. 
New South Wales Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Lewis Levy
Member for Liverpool Plains