Mr Heathcote Clifford MALLAM (1909 - 2006)**
- Date of Birth: 04/12/1909
- Place of Birth: Backwater, Glen Innes, New South Wales, Australia
- Date of Death: 18/02/2006
- Place of Death: Camden, New South Wales, Australia
|Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly||20 Jun 1953||23 Jan 1968||14yrs 7mths 4days|
|Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly||13 Feb 1971||28 Aug 1981||10yrs 6mths 16days|
|Member for Dulwich Hill||20 Jun 1953||6 Feb 1956||2yr(s) 7mth(s) 18day(s)|
37th (1953 - 1956)
|Member for Dulwich Hill||3 Mar 1956||16 Feb 1959||2yr(s) 11mth(s) 14day(s)|
38th (1956 - 1959)
|Member for Dulwich Hill||21 Mar 1959||5 Feb 1962||2yr(s) 10mth(s) 16day(s)|
39th (1950 - 1953)
|Member for Dulwich Hill||3 Mar 1962||31 Mar 1965||3yr(s) 29day(s)|
40th (1962 - 1965)
|Member for Dulwich Hill||1 May 1965||23 Jan 1968||2yr(s) 8mth(s) 23day(s)|
41st (1965 - 1968)
|Member for Campbelltown||13 Feb 1971||19 Oct 1973||2yr(s) 8mth(s) 7day(s)|
43rd (1971 - 1973)
|Member for Campbelltown||17 Nov 1973||2 Apr 1976||2yr(s) 4mth(s) 17day(s)|
44th (1973 - 1976)
|Member for Campbelltown||1 May 1976||12 Sep 1978||2yr(s) 4mth(s) 12day(s)|
45th (1976 - 1978)
|Member for Campbelltown||7 Oct 1978||28 Aug 1981||2yr(s) 10mth(s) 22day(s)|
46th (1978 - 1981)
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Joined the Ryde branch in 1928. Preselection for Burwood in 1946, Dulwich Hill in 1953, Cook in 1969, Campbelltown in 1971. Made a life member of ALP in 1993.
Member of Parents and Citizens Association of every school in each electorate. Assisted in the formation of the Cooks River Valley Association. Campaigned for Technical and Further Education Colleges to be built at Campbelltown and Macquarie Fields. Campaigned for land and funding for the Thirlmere Rail Museum. Assisted to fund the Kingsford Smith crossing of the Pacific Ocean. Supported the establishment of the Chipping Norton Lakes System.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Bus and ferry proprieter. Educated at Dorrigo, Coffs Harbour, Mullumbimby and Byron Bay in addition to other primary schools. Did not attend high school and worked on various farms from age 12. Prior occupations included farm labourer, drover, storekeeper, shearer, transport worker. Owned taxi and bus service at Hurstville and Eastwood, later operated a ferry service at Port Hacking. Editorial Assistant at Century from 1946 until 1976. Purchased a small farm at Picton in 1985. Started Wollondilly Quarries Pty Ltd in 1986. Retired to live on his daughter's farm at Maitland in 1998, eventually retiring in a village hostel in Thirlmere, New South Wales. Member of Wartime Transport Commission. Member of Transport Workers' Union, president of the passenger section for over 20 years. Author in 1960; Freemason.
Awarded the Centenary Medal at Maitland on 23 May 2003
Son of Harry Mallam, farmer, and Martha Jane Mallam. Married Edith Alice Thomas on 16 July 1935 at Darlinghurst Methodist Church and had issue, 1 daughter and 2 sons. Anglican faith.