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Former Member Details

Mr Albert GARDINER (1867 - 1952)

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Date of Birth: 30/07/1867
Place of Birth: Orange, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 14/08/1952
Place of Death: Bondi Junction, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 24 Jun 1891 19 Aug 1907 16 years 1 month 27 days
Member for Forbes 24 Jun 1891 25 Jun 1894 3 years 2 days
Member for Ashburnham 17 Jul 1894 05 Jul 1895 11 months 19 days
Member for Orange 06 Aug 1904 19 Aug 1907 3 years 14 days
Gunnedah School of Arts Enabling Bill Committee No.20 23 Feb 1893 23 Mar 1893 1 month 1 day
Application of Mr J.F Connelly to Mine in the Parish of Currajong Committee No.12 28 Nov 1893 08 Dec 1893 11 days
Application of Mr J.F Connelly to Mine in the Parish of Currajong Committee No.10 13 Mar 1894 01 May 1894 1 month 19 days
Refreshment Committee No. 4 29 Aug 1894 05 Jul 1895 10 months 7 days
High street Alstonville Closing Bill Committee No.9 18 Sep 1906 25 Sep 1906 8 days
Claim of Electric Tram-driver Arthur Simpson for improvements fitted to Steam Motors Committee No.8 13 Sep 1906 13 Nov 1906 2 months 1 day
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Original member, member of central executive in 1907, 1913 until 1916; delegate to federal conference in 1916, 1919, 1927; elected over official candidate to fill Senate vacancy in 1928, lost party endorsement; Federal Labor in 1931.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Carpenter. Educated at Flanagan's School in Orange. Apprenticed as a carpenter at 15 and worked as a carpenter, coachbuilder and wheelwright. In 1890 journeyed to Parkes to assist in building a gold battery at Hazelhurst mine and stayed on as a battery feeder until elected to the Legislative Assembly. Australian Workers' Union organiser in 1898. Travelled to Fiji to work for the Colonial Sugar Refining Company 1902. In 1930's became a builder. Recreational interests include cricket and amateur boxing.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Member of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia. Senator from 1910 until 1926.
Local Government Activity
Personal
Son of William Gardiner, wheelwright and Charlotte Davis. Married (1) Ada Evelyn Jewell and had issue, 1 son in 1892 (deceased 1893). Divorced. Married (2) Theresa Alice Clayton on 3 April 1902 at Parramatta and had issue, 1 daughter and 1 son. Church of England. Funeral at Northern Suburbs crematorium from St Barnabas Church of England, Waverley.
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