John Airey

John Moore Cole Airey ( – 17 July 1893)[1] was a politician in colonial Australia, member of the New South Wales Legislative Council 1847 to 1848.[2]

Airey was an officer in the Royal Navy, he entered the Navy on 1 January 1821 and became a Lieutenant on 13 May 1829.[3] He served on the Medina on the African station and later served in the Mediterranean. He returned to England in 1837.[3]

Airey was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Council as member for Port Phillip on 22 December 1847[2] or 22 March.[4] The previous occupier of the seat, John Dunmore Lang vacated the seat by absence.[5]

Aireys Inlet in Victoria was named for John Airey who settled in the area in 1842.[6]

Airey became Viconde De Airey of Portugal and died in Lisbon on 17 July 1893.[1]


New South Wales Legislative Council
Preceded by
John Dunmore Lang
Member for Port Phillip
Served alongside: John Foster, Charles Ebden
Maurice O'Connell, Charles Nicholson
Succeeded by
Lauchlan Mackinnon
James Williamson
John Dickson
Edward Curr
James Palmer
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