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Former Member Details

Mr Alfred Edgar HUNT (1861 - 1930)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1861
Place of Birth: Dural, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 16/08/1930
Place of Death: Mosman, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 07 Dec 1916 16 Aug 1930 13 years 8 months 10 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 7 December 1916
Political Party Activity
Progressive; chairman from 1921 until 1925, Country, councillor from 1925 until 1930
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1908.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Grazier. Educated at Newington College; at seventeen went to Bogan district, selected land in sheep district country near Dandaloo, prospered; owned Wyoming Station Nevertire; director of Land; executive member of Farmers and Settlers Association from 1912, president from 1921 until 1922, vice president from 1922 until 1925; member of Australian Wool Council for six years; president of Australian Farmers Federation and Organisation in 1930; president of New Settlers League from 1929 until 1930; active in recruiting campaign during 1914 until 1918 war; supported Far West Mission Children's Scheme;, honorary treasurer; member of Methodist State and Australian Conferences.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of George Thomas Hunt, orchardist, and Elizabeth Williams. Married Sarah Ruth Fletcher in c.1881 and had issue, 3 daughters and 5 sons. Funeral at Northern Suburbs cemetery from Mosman Methodist church.
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