Mr Stephen Roy HEFEREN (1898 - 1961)**
- Date of Birth: 02/06/1898
- Place of Birth: Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia
- Date of Death: 09/06/1961
- Place of Death: Moree, New South Wales, Australia
|Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly||16 Nov 1940||22 May 1950||9yr(s) 6mth(s) 7day(s)|
|Member for Barwon||16 Nov 1940||18 Apr 1941||5mth(s) 3day(s)|
32nd (1938 - 1941)
|Member for Barwon||10 May 1941||24 Apr 1944||2yr(s) 11mth(s) 15day(s)|
33rd (1941 - 1944)
|Member for Barwon||27 May 1944||29 Mar 1947||2yr(s) 10mth(s) 3day(s)|
34th (1944 - 1947)
|Member for Barwon||3 May 1947||22 May 1950||3yr(s) 20day(s)|
35th (1947 - 1950)
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Refused endorsement by the central executive in 1950 election, stood as an Independent.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Wheat farmer. Educated at Moree Superior public school; drove butcher's cart; shearer; joined Railways Department in 1922, foreman; left in 1926 to take up land on Camurra Boggabilla railway line, at Croppa Creek near Moree; successful wheat farmer; member of Wheatgrowers' Union which later became Wheat and Woolgrowers' Association, branch president; executive member of Farmers and Settlers Association; foundation member of premium Wheat Growers' Association, first Chairman; member of Aborigines Welfare Board from 1945 until 1950.
Son of David Heferen, farmer, and Ellen Edith Kate Olsen. Married (1) Mildred Mary Rootes on 6 December 1920 and had issue, 1 daughter and 1 son. Married (2) Mary Ann Barr on 14 October 1931 and had issue, 4 daughters and 1 son. Roman Catholic.
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