Mr Voltaire MOLESWORTH (1890 - 1934)**
- Date of Birth: 01/01/1890
- Place of Birth: Balmain, New South Wales, Australia
- Date of Death: 05/11/1934
- Place of Death: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly||20 Mar 1920||18 Apr 1925||5yr(s) 30day(s)|
|Member of the NSW Legislative Council||8 Sep 1932||22 Apr 1934||1yr(s) 7mth(s) 15day(s)|
|Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 7 September 1932|
|Member for Cumberland||20 Mar 1920||17 Feb 1922||1yr(s) 10mth(s) 29day(s)|
25th (1920 - 1922)
|Member for Cumberland||25 Mar 1922||18 Apr 1925||3yr(s) 25day(s)|
26th (1922 - 1925)
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Secretary of Homebush branch, Granville state electorate council and Nepean federal electorate council, member of central executive from 1919 until 1920, delegate to federal conference in 1919; left party in 1925; publicity officer for Nationals and United Australia Party.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Journalist. Travelled as an infant to New Australia, Paraguay; commercial traveller, Sydney; joined staff of Cumberland Times in c.1911; worked for newspapers and became chief of staff in 1925, editor from 1927 until 1929; had proprietary interest in 'Turf Life'; president of Motion Picture Distributors of Australia in 1925; elected to district committee of Australian Journalists Association in 1915, treasurer from 1917 until 1919, president from 1919 until 1921; executive member of Industrial Vigilance Council from 1917 until 1919.
Son of James Molesworth, seaman, and Elizabeth Ellen Vibert. Married Ivy Vick in 1916 and had issue, 2 daughters and 1 son.
Personal papers in the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: 1. Voltaire Molesworth - papers, 1861 - 1866, 1909 - 1932 (MLMSS 71) 2. Voltaire Molesworth - papers, 1910 - 1934 (MLMSS 243). 3. Voltaire Molesworth - papers, 1897 - 1931 (MLMSS 398).