Mr John ROSS (1891 - 1973)**

  • Date of Birth: 01/09/1891
  • Place of Birth: Holbrook, New South Wales, Australia
  • Date of Death: 05/10/1973
  • Place of Death: Holbrook, New South Wales, Australia

Parliamentary Service

Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly8 Oct 192718 Sep 19302yr(s) 11mth(s) 11day(s)
Member for Albury8 Oct 192718 Sep 19302yr(s) 11mth(s) 11day(s)
28th (1927 - 1930)

Political Party Activity

Liberal Party. Vice-president of Liberal Association 1913, elected as National; voted independently, stood as an Independent in 1930.

Qualifications, occupations and interests

Grazier. Educated at Cooerwull Academy, Lithgow; member of pastoralist family owning Kinross, Billabong, Hillside, Clifton stations in Holbrook district, others near Inverell, Coleambally, Harden, Hay and Macquarie Fields; worked on Kinross; when Ross Brothers' partnership dissolved in 1913, became a manager for father; with brothers brought out father in 1921, lived on Kanimbla, part of the original Kinross station, from 1919; councillor at Albury Grammar School in 1929, Presbyterian Ladies College., Goulburn 1923 - 1924, Scots College., Sydney 1925 - 1931; member of Farmers and Settlers Association 1900; guest at coronation of Queen Elizabeth 11; member of Trusteeship committee of New South Wales Presbyterian church.

Honours Received

Officer Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1959

Local Government Activity

Councillor of Holbrook Shire 1921 - 1969, president eighteen times; representative on Southern Riverina County Council 28 years, chairman seven years; president of Shires' Association 1943 - 1944.


Son of John Ross, farmer and grazier, and Emily Jane White. Married Rita Bell Mitchell on 12 April 1919 and had issue, 4 daughters and 1 son. Funeral at Wagga Wagga crematorium from Knox Presbyterian church in Holbrook.

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