On 16 August, James Sinclair Taylor McGowen is born aboard the ship Western Bride, prior to his family’s arrival in Melbourne.
J.S.T. McGowen’s family moves to NSW.
J.S.T. McGowen joins the United Society of Boilermakers and Iron Shipbuilders.
Between 1873 and 1874 J.S.T. McGowen is involved in the iron trades’ strike.
Between 1875 and 1891 J.S.T. McGowen works as a boilermaker, initially at Redfern Railway Workshops (Devonshire St) and later at Eveleigh.
J.S.T. McGowen wins a seat in Redfern. McGowen continues to represent Redfern in NSW parliament until 1917.
Following the 1894 elections, the Labor Party elects J.S.T. McGowen as the leader of the NSW parliamentary party.
J.S.T. McGowen narrowly loses election for the federal seat of South Sydney.
Following his electoral win, JST McGowen becomes NSW Premier.
J.S.T. McGowen represents the Labor Party at the coronation of George V in London.