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Former Member Details

Mr Robert PATTEN (1859 - 1940)

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Date of Birth: 18/01/1859
Place of Birth: Brixton, London, England
Date of Death: 16/10/1940
Place of Death: Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 21 Jul 1908 28 Feb 1910 1 year 7 months 8 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 10 July 1908
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1901.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Schoolteacher and farmer. Teacher with Education Department, appointed in 1883 as temporarily in charge of Ournie Public School, later at Menindee, Headmaster at Wallaroo near Cowra 1885 - 1891, Bolwarra near Maitland 1891 - 1897; farmer at Comobella near Wellington; joined Farmers and Settlers Association in 1902, secretary of Comobella branch, on New South Wales executive from 1904, vice president 1906 - 1908, president 1908 - 1914; joined London staff of Australian Munitions and War Workers in United Kingdom; moved to Victoria in c.1929, manufacturer.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Member of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia. Member of the House of Representatives for Hume 1913 - 1917.
Local Government Activity
President of Cobborah shire in 1908
Son of Robert Patten, gentleman, and Elizabeth Thorning. Married Amelia Bridget Bernasconi in 1885 and had issue, 2 daughters and 4 sons. Church of England.
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