Mr Henry James MCDICKEN (1874 - 1944)**

  • Date of Birth: 27/09/1874
  • Place of Birth: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
  • Date of Death: 20/10/1944
  • Place of Death: Ashfield, New South Wales, Australia

Parliamentary Service

Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly8 Oct 192718 May 19324yr(s) 7mth(s) 11day(s)
Member for Ryde8 Oct 192718 Sep 19302yr(s) 11mth(s) 11day(s)
28th (1927 - 1930)
Member for Concord25 Oct 193018 May 19321yr(s) 6mth(s) 24day(s)
29th (1930 - 1932)

Political Party Activity

Australian Labor Party (ALP). Offices in Leichhardt and Five Dock branches, and member of Ryde electorate council. Federal Australian Labor Party candidate for the seat of Martin in 1925 and 1934.

Qualifications, occupations and interests

Carpenter, builder, estate agent and auctioneer. Educated to state secondary level; carpenter, later carried on business as a building contractor at Five Dock and Drummoyne; estate agent and auctioneer; vice president and secretary of Engineers sub branch of the Returned Serviceman's League; Freemason.

Military Service

Served in the Australian Infantry Forces from 1915 until 1918, 9th Field Company Engineers, invalided home in 1918, Sergeant

Local Government Activity

Alderman at Drummoyne from 1908 until 1914, 1920 until 1928, Mayor in 1913, 1920


Son of Hugh McDicken, printer (born in India of Scottish background; emigrated to New South Wales in 1853), and his wife Isabella Argue (of Ballyhaise in Ireland; emigrated in 1863). Married Lydia Gillard on 29 September 1900 and had issue, 2 daughters and 2 sons. Church of England. Buried in Church of England cemetery at Rookwood.

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