The Hon. Ernest Gerard WRIGHT (1901 - 1981)**
- Date of Birth: 10/07/1901
- Place of Birth: Inverell, New South Wales, Australia
- Date of Death: 16/01/1981
- Place of Death: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Member of the NSW Legislative Council||23 Apr 1943||16 Apr 1973||29yr(s) 11mth(s) 25day(s)|
|A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Date of Elections 18 December 1942; 25 November 1954; and 8 December 1966. Granted retention of title of 'Honourable' for life.|
|Chairman of Committees||11 Mar 1953||22 Apr 1967||14yr(s) 1mth(s) 12day(s)|
|Acting President of the Legislative Council||23 May 1956||5 Dec 1956||6mth(s) 13day(s)|
|Member of Select Committees on Local Government (Areas) Bill||1 Sep 1947||1948||1yr(s) 1day(s)|
|Temporary Chairman of Committees||25 May 1949||1953||4yr(s) 3mth(s) 8day(s)|
|Member of Select Committees on Municipality of North Sydney (Waverton Park) Bill||1952||1953||1yr(s) 1day(s)|
|Chairman of Committees||1 Sep 1953||1967||13yr(s) 7mth(s) 22day(s)|
|Member of Joint Committee of Commonwealth of Australia Constitution||1956||1958||2yr(s) 1day(s)|
|Member of Joint Committee of Welfare of Aborigines||1965||1967||2yr(s) 1day(s)|
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Joined party in 1926. Member of central executive 1940-1941, trustee in 1955, member of federal executive 1951-1952.
New South Wales Rugby League
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Boilermaker's assistant and steelworker. Educated at Inverell and Cobar; boilermaker's assistant at Stockton and Newcastle; organising secretary of the New South Wales, Australian Labor Party 1940-1950, general secretary 1950-1952; member of Aborigines Welfare Board 1945-1963; trustee of Kuringai Chase from 1946; councillor of Royal Blind Society 1962-1972. Recreational interests include swimming, reading, football and gardening, poultry, bowls, hiking and fishing.
Local Government Activity
Alderman at Newtown 1944-1945, Mayor 1944-1945
Son of Henry Wright, miner, and Mary Bevin. Married Vera Herford on 28 January 1928 and had issue, 2 daughters and 3 sons. Married Vera and had issue, 2 daughters and 3 sons. Funeral at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Kingsgrove and at Rookwood Catholic cemetery.