Mr Albert Bathurst PIDDINGTON (1862 - 1945)**

  • Date of Birth: 01/01/1862
  • Place of Birth: Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
  • Date of Death: 05/06/1945
  • Place of Death: Mosman, New South Wales, Australia
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Parliamentary Service

Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly24 Jul 18958 Jul 18982yr(s) 11mth(s) 15day(s)
Member for Tamworth24 Jul 18958 Jul 18982yr(s) 11mth(s) 15day(s)
17th (1895 - 1898)
The Lieutenant-Governor’s Opening Speech. Committee No. 114 Aug 18958 Jul 18982yrs 10mths 25days
17th (1895 - 1898)
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.127 Apr 189727 Apr 18971day
17th (1895 - 1898)
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No. 121 Jun 18988 Jul 189818days
17th (1895 - 1898)
Refreshment Committee No.321 Feb 189930 Mar 18991mth 10days
18th (1898 - 1901)

Qualifications, occupations and interests

Lawyer (barrister). Educated at Sydney Grammar and University of Sydney. (BA 1883; gold medal in Classics). Vice warden at St Pauls College, University of Sydney from 1884 until 1887. Became a part time lecturer and examiner. Associate to Mr Justice Windeyer from 1889 until 1890. Called to Bar in 1890. Practised as a barrister and appointed to High Court in 1913 and resigned that same year. Chairman of Interstate Commission from 1913 until 1920. Member of Industrial Commission of New South Wales from 1926 until 1932. Chairman from 1927 until 1932; resigned and returned to practise as a barrister. Fellow of University of Sydney Senate from 1910 until 1924. delegate to universities congress in London in 1912. Royal Commissioner on shortage of labour in 1911, Industrial Arbitration in 1913. President of Modern Language Association and Fellowship of Australian Writers.


Son of Reverend William James Killick Piddington, clergyman, and Annie Burgess. Married Marion Louisa O'Reilly in 1896. Church of England.

Additional Information

Personal papers in the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: Albert Bathurst Piddington - correspondence, 1889 - 1945 (MLDOC 2562)