The Hon. Neil Edward William PICKARD (1929 - 2007)**
- Date of Birth: 13/02/1929
- Place of Birth: Strathfield, New South Wales, Australia
- Date of Death: 13/04/2007
- Place of Death: Turramurra, New South Wales, Australia
|Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly||17 Nov 1973||3 May 1991||17yr(s) 5mth(s) 17day(s)|
|Member for Hornsby||17 Nov 1973||2 Apr 1976||2yr(s) 4mth(s) 17day(s)|
44th (1973 - 1976)
|Member for Hornsby||1 May 1976||12 Sep 1978||2yr(s) 4mth(s) 12day(s)|
45th (1976 - 1978)
|Member for Hornsby||7 Oct 1978||28 Aug 1981||2yr(s) 10mth(s) 22day(s)|
46th (1978 - 1981)
|Member for Hornsby||19 Sep 1981||5 Mar 1984||2yr(s) 5mth(s) 16day(s)|
47th (1981 - 1984)
|Member for Hornsby||24 Mar 1984||22 Feb 1988||3yr(s) 10mth(s) 30day(s)|
48th (1984 - 1988)
|Member for Hornsby||19 Mar 1988||3 May 1991||3yr(s) 1mth(s) 15day(s)|
49th (1988 - 1991)
|Minister for Education||23 Jan 1976||14 May 1976||3mth(s) 22day(s)|
|Minister for Mineral Resources and Minister for Energy||25 Mar 1988||19 Oct 1988||6mth(s) 25day(s)|
|Minister for Mineral Resources and Minister for Energy||19 Oct 1988||3 May 1991||2yr(s) 6mth(s) 15day(s)|
Political Party Activity
Liberal Party. Shadow Minister for Mineral Resources. Shadow Minister for Education. Past President Dubbo; Peak Hill; Woollahra Branches; Administrative Committee; Policy Committee; Western Region.
Past president/ director Dural Musical Society. Past President Hornsby and District Life Line Community Aid Services. Past President/Director Wesley Players Dubbo. Patron of various schools, sporting and service clubs. Chairman Water Uses Association; Austcare; Freedom from Hunger. Organised and led several work groups into India and the East, one helping to build wells in India and another helping to build a school in Bangalore.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Minister of Religion, Teacher. Educated at University of Sydney, Wesley College; BA (Syd) MEd, DipEd, LTh, DipTh. Previously minister of religion (Methodist) (1952 - 1965), high school teacher (1966 - 1969) and university lecturer in education. Appointed as Agent-General in London. Recreational interests include music, tennis, reading, cinema, bowls, cricket and international relations.
Local Government Activity
Councillor Peak Hill Shire Council and Alderman of Dubbo City Council. Representative of Country Mayor's Association.
Son of E. Pickard and his wife Mary May MacGilvray. Married Sally-Ann on 9 July 1983.
Electorate description: Metropolitan, residential suburban and semi-rural. Located Sydney, outer north western. Principal suburbs: Asquith, Berowra, Brooklyn, Hornsby Normanhurst, Wahroonga North.
Area: 174 sq km Population: 55,244 Enrolment: 36,913
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