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Mr Harold Fletcher White

Mr Harold Fletcher WHITE, C.M.G.,D.S.O (1883 - 1971)

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Date of Birth: 13/06/1883
Place of Birth: Armidale, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 20/02/1971
Place of Death: Armidale, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 08 Sep 1932 22 Apr 1934 1 year 7 months 15 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 8 September 1932
Political Party Activity
Nominated by Stevens-Bruxner government.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Grazier. Educated at The Armidale School; became a partner in the family firm of F.J White & Sons, pastoral company owning Bald Blair, Aberfoyle and Ward's Mistake stations, managed Bald Blair, Guyra; director of New England North and North West Producers' Company Limited; vice president of New State Movement in 1922; executive member of Graziers' Association 1930-1932, councillor 1932-1947, president of Guyra branch, advisory councillor of New England University College 1938-1953, University Council in 1954; president of Aberdeen Angus Herd Book Society of Australia; member of National Geographic Society., Royal Society of Arts in London.
Military Service
Served in Australian Infantry Forces 1915-1919, 33rd Battalion, France and Flanders, commanded 36th 33rd then 35th Battalions, lieutenant-colonel, mentioned in dispatches three times, Distinguished Service Order 1917,Croix de Guerre 1918
Honours Received
Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in 1918.
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Councillor of Guyra Shire 1911-1929
Son of Francis John White, pastoralist, and Margaret Fletcher. Married Evelyn Augusta Bigg Curtis in October 1911 and had issue, 2 daughters and 2 sons. Funeral at Guyra cemetery from St James' Church of England.
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