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Former Member Details

Mr Alfred Macartney HEMSLEY (1860 - 1937)

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Date of Birth: 22/07/1860
Place of Birth: Ealing, England
Date of Death: 12/07/1937
Place of Death: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 08 Nov 1927 22 Apr 1934 6 years 5 months 15 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 8 November 1927
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 23 Apr 1934 22 Apr 1937 3 years A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Date of Election 19 December 1933. A Member before reconstitution.
member of Nominee House 08 Nov 1927 22 Apr 1934 6 years 5 months 15 days
Political Party Activity
National president of Darlinghurst branch, vice president of National Association from 1926 until 1927, treasurer from 1930 until 1931; treasurer of the Consultative Council.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Lawyer (Solicitor). Educated at Westminster School and St John's College, Oxford, BA in 1882; admitted as a solicitor in London in 1886; arrived in Sydney in 1888, joined brother's legal firm, at a later time became a partner in Hemsley and Perkins, and from 1894 in Allen, Allen and Hemsley; director of Mt Isa Mines Limited from 1924 until 1936, New Guinea Goldfields Limited from 1929 until 1936; president of Incorporated Law Institute from 1917 until 1920; chairman of directors at St Luke's Hospital; Union club.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of Alexander Hemsley, solicitor, and Catherine Blackett. Married Miss Campbell. Funeral at South Head cemetery from St Mark's Church of England, Darling Point.
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