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Former Member Details

Mr William Arthur ZUILL (1867 - 1942)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1867
Place of Birth: Saltwater, near Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 21/06/1942
Place of Death: Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 14 Aug 1915 18 Feb 1920 4 years 6 months 5 days
Member for Clarence 14 Aug 1915 21 Feb 1917 1 year 6 months 8 days
Member for Clarence 03 Mar 1917 18 Feb 1920 2 years 11 months 16 days
Political Party Activity
Stood as an Independent Liberal; later joined the Nationalist Party.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Dairy farmer and auctioneer. Educated at Grafton Grammar and private school, West Maitland; partially crippled by an accident in boyhood; assisted father on the family property; purchased a dairy farm in 1895 at Lower Southgate; later became an auctioneer, estate agent and valuer, Grafton; member of Grafton Land Board and Licensing Bench; president of Clarence Pastoral and Agricultural Society in 1905; president of North Coast Agricultural Society and Association, chairman of Grafton District Hospital Board; chairman of Grafton Racecourse and Recreation Trust; member of Clarence River Jockey Club; chairman of Grafton Common Trust and Showground Trust ; helped found local creamery, honorary secretary for many years; foundation member of Lower Southgate Farmers' Union, secretary and president of the District Council; Freemason.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Councillor of Copmanhurst Shire for five years in the early 1920s.
Personal
Son of John Zuill, grazier, and Janet Anderson. Married (1) Aletha Jane Short in 1896 and had issue, 2 daughters and 1 son. Married (2) Margerite Effie Henderson. Presbyterian. Funeral at Grafton cemetery from Grafton Presbyterian church.
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