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Sir Daniel Cooper

1821 – 1902

Sir Daniel Cooper (1821-1902), merchant and philanthropist, came to Australia in 1843 and opened a business, Cooper Bros, which was later reputed to be 'the most extensive mercantile house in the Australian colonies'. Cooper also became a substantial landowner with property in Sydney and western NSW. He was a member of the first NSW Legislative Assembly (1856) and was its first Speaker.

Updated 2018