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Former Member Details

Mr George Alexander DEWAR (1868 - )

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Date of Birth: 25/03/1868
Place of Birth: Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Date of Death:
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Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 14 Sep 1921 22 Apr 1934 12 years 7 months 9 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 30 August 1921.
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Member of Mudgee league.
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1911
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Goldminer and brewer. Educated in Presbyterian and public schools in Melbourne; rural worker; goldminer at Chiltern, victimised for union activities; various jobs, including cutting firewood; moved to Mudgee in c.1903, brewer at Federal Brewery, owned by Henry Smith, A.C Wade and Jack Birtles; goldmining interests; retired to Mount Isa; member of Australian Natives Association and Anti Sweating League; opposed federation bill. member of Mudgee Pastures Protection Board, debating society., profress association, band association, Caledonian Society; secularist
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Date of death is not known. Son of Donald Dewar, waiter, and Sarah Dallas. Married Catherine on c.1894 and had issue, 1 daughter.
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