Mr George Edward ARDILL (1889 - 1964)**

  • Date of Birth: 18/10/1889
  • Place of Birth: Newtown, New South Wales, Australia
  • Date of Death: 13/07/1964
  • Place of Death: Concord, New South Wales, Australia

Parliamentary Service

Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly25 Oct 193018 Apr 194110yr(s) 5mth(s) 25day(s)
Member for Yass25 Oct 193018 May 19321yr(s) 6mth(s) 24day(s)
29th (1930 - 1932)
Member for Yass11 Jun 193212 Apr 19352yr(s) 10mth(s) 2day(s)
30th (1932 - 1935)
Member for Yass11 May 193524 Feb 19382yr(s) 9mth(s) 14day(s)
31st (1935 - 1938)
Member for Yass26 Mar 193818 Apr 19413yr(s) 24day(s)
32nd (1938 - 1941)
Government Whip193719414yr(s) 1day(s)

Political Party Activity

Nationalist Party. United Australia Party (UAP).

Community Activity

Foundation President of the Sound Finance League of Australia in 1933. Member of the Aborigines Protection Board (from 1940, the Aborigines Welfare Board) from 1936 until 1945. Executive Director of the Society for Providing Homes for Neglected Children from 1945 until 1964. Secretary of the Gunning Pastoral, Agricultural and Industrial Society. Founder of the Gunning Amateur Dramatic Society. Branch Secretary of the Primary Producers Union and Graziers Association.

Qualifications, occupations and interests

Dairy farmer, grazier and auctioneer. Educated at Stanmore public school and Newington College. After leaving school, became a dairy farmer at Coraki, buying a grazing property at Gunning in 1916. Was also a stock and station agent and auctioneer, later owning a motor garage. Contested the seat of Goulburn in the 1941 elections; and the seat of Hawkesbury in the 1944 elections for the Democratic Party. Freemason. Methodist lay preacher, Gunning circuit

Local Government Activity

Councillor of the Gunning Shire Council 1920 until 1934 and 1938 until 1941 ; President, Gunning Shire Council 1923 and 1927 until 1928


Son of George Edward Ardill, evangelist and social worker, and his wife, Louisa Wales, evangelist. Married Emma Booth on 7 June 1911, and had issue 1 son and 5 daughters. Funeral at Northern Suburbs Crematorium with Baptist rites.

Additional Information

Goulburn 'Evening Post' 30 July 1964, 5 'Sydney Morning Herald' 23 May 1932, 6b Jack Horner, 'Vote Ferguson for Aboriginal Freedom: a Biography', Sydney, 1974