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Former Member Details

Mr Christopher John MCRAE (1863 - 1924)

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Date of Birth: 27/06/1863
Place of Birth: Stroud, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 03/09/1924
Place of Death: Yass, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 07 Aug 1923 03 Sep 1924 1 year 28 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 3 August 1923
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Storekeeper. Educated at Stroud; entered father's business; employed by F.G Crofton in Lismore in 1866, then in partnership with him opened a general store at Coraki; later opened his own general store at Coraki; promoted butter factories on North Coast; chairman of Coraki Co-operative Butter Company; president of Northern Rivers Butter Factories Association; founder and first president of the Primary Producers' Union from 1916 until 1924, president of Richmond River district council until 1919 when moved to Sydney to become a full time representative of the Union; director of Co-operative Implement Company and of the British Australian Land Company; producer representative on Necessary Commodities Commission from 1914 until 1920; employer representative of of New South Wales Board of Trade in 1918 and New South Wales representative on the Commonwealth Board of Trade; member of Commonwealth Dairy Council during the war, of State Butter Advisory Committee and of committees preparing a stabilisation scheme for dairy products; member of Coraki Railway League in 1908, Freemason.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of Christopher McRae, storekeeper, and Maria Farley. Married Florence Eliza Mobbs on 22 January 1890 and had issue, 7 daughters and 4 sons. Presbyterian. Buried in Field of Mars cemetery from St Stephen's Presbyterian Church in Phillip Street.
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