Mr Vernon William Edward GOODIN, M.A (1892 - 1971)**

  • Date of Birth: 24/07/1892
  • Place of Birth: Kenthurst, New South Wales, Australia
  • Date of Death: 12/10/1971
  • Place of Death: Carlingford, New South Wales, Australia

Parliamentary Service

Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly30 May 19257 Sep 19272yr(s) 3mth(s) 9day(s)
Member for Murray30 May 19257 Sep 19272yr(s) 3mth(s) 9day(s)
27th (1925 - 1927)

Political Party Activity

Australian Labor Party (ALP). Secretary of the Wagga Wagga branch in 1925; opposed to J.T Lang in 1927, expelled from the party, stood as an Independent for Labor.

Qualifications, occupations and interests

Schoolteacher. Educated at Albion Street Superior public and Sydney Boys High school; spent early life on a farm; went to sea as a trimmer and fireman; joined the Education Department, trained at Hereford House in 1912, taught in city and country schools including Lismore from 1918 until 1920, Broken Hill High school from 1920 until 1923 and Wagga Wagga High School from 1923 until 1925, obtaining a scholarship to University of Sydney., BA in 1918, MA in 1921; returned to teaching after defeat, at Mosman Intermediate, Technical High, Central Technical, and Parramatta High School; later became a research officer with Education Department to 1953; life member of Australian Genealogical Society in 1946; fellow in 1963; associated with T.D Mutch.


Son of William Edward Goodin, plate layer, and Edith le Strange. Married (1) Margaret Elsie Morison on 15 December 1917 and had issue, 1 daughter and 1 son. Married (2) Leila Edith Rosenthall in 1939 and had issue, 1 daughter and 1 son. Church of England. Funeral in Church of England section of Waverley cemetery.

Additional Information

Personal papers in the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: 1. Vernon William Edward Goodin - papers, 1915 - 1969 (MLMSS 2337) 2. Vernon William Edward Goodin - 'The Hon. T.D Mutch and his work', by V.W.E Goodin, 1959. (A4425); 3. Vernon William Goodin - papers 1926 - 1927 (MLDOC 2515) 4. Vernon W.E Goodin - papers, 1824-ca. 1919 (MLMSS 7364); photographs in the PICMAN Database.