Mr Henry John BATE (1881 - 1967)**

  • Date of Birth: 19/04/1881
  • Place of Birth: Tilba Tilba, New South Wales, Australia
  • Date of Death: 04/01/1967
  • Place of Death: Bega, New South Wales, Australia

Parliamentary Service

Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly21 Jan 192618 Apr 194115yr(s) 2mth(s) 29day(s)
Member for Goulburn21 Jan 19267 Sep 19271yr(s) 7mth(s) 18day(s)
27th (1925 - 1927)
Elected under the provisions of the Parliamentary Elections (Casual Vacancies) Act 1920. In place of J. A. Perkins, resigned.
Member for South Coast8 Oct 192718 Sep 19302yr(s) 11mth(s) 11day(s)
28th (1927 - 1930)
Member for South Coast25 Oct 193018 May 19321yr(s) 6mth(s) 24day(s)
29th (1930 - 1932)
Member for South Coast11 Jun 193212 Apr 19352yr(s) 10mth(s) 2day(s)
30th (1932 - 1935)
Member for South Coast11 May 193524 Feb 19382yr(s) 9mth(s) 14day(s)
31st (1935 - 1938)
Member for South Coast4 Mar 193818 Apr 19413yr(s) 1mth(s) 15day(s)
32nd (1938 - 1941)

Political Party Activity

Nationalist Party. United Australia Party (UAP).

Community Activity

Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1914

Qualifications, occupations and interests

Farmer. Educated at Newington College., Sydney Technical and Hawkesbury Agricultural Colleges; practical farm interests in fodder conservation, cattle breeding and hydro electricity; chairman of the Producers Co-operative. Distributing Society Limited. Director of Co-operative Insurance Company of Australia Limited (1964). New South Wales Cheese Manufacturers Association, Tilba Tilba Co-operative Cheese Society, and South Coast Co-operative Factories Association. vice president of Primary Producers Union; president of Herd Testing Association and of the local agricultural society; governor of Dairy Husbandry Research Foundation, University of Sydney; member of Aborigines Protection Board from 1928 until 1943.

Local Government Activity

Councillor of Eurobodalla Shire from 1910 until 1913, 1917 until 1928; president of New South Wales Shires Association for two years.


Son of Richard Mossop Bate, farmer, and Henrietta Higman. Married (1) Lily Percival on 2 May 1905 and had issue, 2 sons. Married (2) Elsie May Mead on 23 March 1918. Church of England. Central Tilba Cemetery from Tilba Tilba. His son, Henry Jefferson Percival Bate, was also a Member of the Legislative Assembly.

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