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Former Member Details

Mr Mark Anthony DAVIDSON (1869 - 1949)

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Date of Birth: 02/05/1869
Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 09/01/1949
Place of Death: Little Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 11 May 1918 09 Jan 1949 30 years 7 months 30 days
Member for Cobar 11 May 1918 18 Feb 1920 1 year 9 months 8 days
Member for Sturt 20 Mar 1920 17 Feb 1922 1 year 10 months 29 days
Member for Sturt 25 Mar 1922 18 Apr 1925 3 years 25 days
Member for Sturt 30 May 1925 07 Sep 1927 2 years 3 months 9 days
Member for Murray 08 Oct 1927 18 Sep 1930 2 years 11 months 11 days
Member for Cobar 25 Oct 1930 18 May 1932 1 year 6 months 24 days
Member for Cobar 11 Jun 1932 12 Apr 1935 2 years 10 months 2 days
Member for Cobar 11 May 1935 24 Feb 1938 2 years 9 months 14 days
Member for Cobar 04 Mar 1938 18 Apr 1941 3 years 1 month 15 days
Member for Cobar 10 Mar 1941 24 Apr 1944 3 years 1 month 15 days
Member for Cobar 27 May 1944 29 Mar 1947 2 years 10 months 3 days
Member for Cobar 03 Apr 1947 09 Jan 1949 1 year 9 months 7 days
Secretary for Public Works 04 Nov 1930 13 May 1932 1 year 6 months 10 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1911
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Bushworker, miner and barber. Educated to primary level; left school at age 12, did a run on a coastal vessel trading to the islands; bushworker, shearing and tanksinking in Monaro, miner c.1888 until 1896 in Victoria then Broken Hill, and 1896 in Cobar; lost an eye in an accident, established a tobacconist and barber shop; foundation member of the Australian Workers Union; helped to organise the Cobar branch of the Amalgamated Miners' Association, member of Cobar Hospital committee, of Cobar Race Club, School of Arts, and of Eight Hour Day Sports Committee; assisted to found the Far West Health Scheme, Manly; author.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Son of James Davidson, tailor and Scottish migrant, and Margaret Moore, Irish Migrant. Married Gertrude Mary Snape on 14 July 1901 at Cobar, and had issue 3 daughters and 1 son. Roman Catholic. Northern Suburbs Roman Catholic cemetery.
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