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Mr Albert Bathurst PIDDINGTON (1862 - 1945)

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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
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 24 Jul 1895 08 Jul 1898 2 years 11 months 15 days
Member for Tamworth 24 Jul 1895 08 Jul 1898 2 years 11 months 15 days
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 27 Apr 1897 27 Apr 1897 1 day
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No. 1 21 Jun 1898 08 Jul 1898 18 days
The Lieutenant-Governor’s Opening Speech. Committee No. 1 14 Aug 1895 08 Jul 1898 2 years 10 months 25 days
Refreshment Committee No.3 21 Feb 1899 30 Mar 1899 1 month 10 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
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.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
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)