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Former Member Details

Mr Patrick James CLARA (1863 - 1915)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1863
Place of Birth: Forbes, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 20/10/1915
Place of Death: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 03 Jul 1901 16 Jul 1904 3 years 14 days
Member for Condobolin 03 Jul 1901 10 Oct 1901 3 months 8 days
Member for Condobolin 04 Nov 1901 16 Jul 1904 2 years 8 months 13 days
Prevalence of the Gambling Evil Committee No.10 20 Aug 1903 01 Dec 1903 3 months 12 days
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Forbes and Waverley Leagues; member of central executive from 1902 until 1903
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Storekeeper and traveller. Storekeeping at Forbes when bankrupted in 1887; later became a commercial traveller at Forbes; after the defeat was employed as a ganger in the Works Department; later worked as a toolsmith for the Water and Sewerage Board; foundation member of the Forbes Land Nationalisation Society of 1891.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of Michael Clara. Married (1) E.I Shakespeare on c.1885. Married (2) Elsie Knowles in 1902 and had issue, 4 children. Roman Catholic. Roman Catholic Cemetery at Waverley.
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