Mr William Montgomerie FLEMING (1874 - 1961)**

  • Date of Birth: 19/05/1874
  • Place of Birth: Avon Plains, Wimmera, Victoria, Australia
  • Date of Death: 24/07/1961
  • Place of Death: Terrigal, New South Wales, Australia

Parliamentary Service

Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly3 Jul 190128 Feb 19108yr(s) 7mth(s) 26day(s)
Member for Robertson3 Jul 190116 Jul 19043yr(s) 14day(s)
19th (1901 - 1904)
Member for Upper Hunter6 Aug 190419 Aug 19073yr(s) 14day(s)
20th (1904 - 1907)
Member for Upper Hunter10 Sep 190728 Feb 19102yr(s) 5mth(s) 19day(s)
21st (1907 - 1910)
Sydney Harbour Collieries (Limited) Bill Committee No.919 Aug 190310 Nov 19032mths 23days
19th (1901 - 1904)
Scone Cattle Sale-yards Bill Committee No.1116 Nov 19041 Dec 190416days
19th (1901 - 1904)
Grain Elevators Committee No.1020 Sep 190613 Dec 19062mths 24days
20th (1904 - 1907)
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.110 Mar 190810 Mar 19081day
21st (1907 - 1910)

Political Party Activity

Claimed endorsement by National and Country Party in 1919, joined Country Party in 1921, deputy leader in 1922, councillor in 1931 and 1933.

Qualifications, occupations and interests

Writer and grazier. Family moved to New South Wales in 1882, settled near Walgett. Educated mostly on the station and had a short period in a private school at Bowenfels and the University of Sydney; worked on family station, began freelance journalism for the Walgett News, Bulletin and other journals. Settled at Aberdeen in the Upper Hunter c.1900, retained grazing interests at Walgett. Returned to Aberdeen, later became an orchardist at Terrigal; member of Farmers and Settlers' Association. Author.

Military Service

Served in the Australian Infantry Forces from 1916 until 1918, Army Service Corps, driver, Discharged in England

Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held

Member of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia. Member of the House of Representatives for Robertson 1913 until 1922.


Son of John King, station manager and Scottish migrant, and Helen Hastie. Married Caroline Benn in 1900 and had issue, 1 daughter and 2 sons. Presbyterian.

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