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Former Member Details

Mr William Thomas ELY (1869 - 1957)

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Date of Birth: 07/06/1869
Place of Birth: Andersons Creek, Victoria, Australia
Date of Death: 19/04/1957
Place of Death: Bondi, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 20 Mar 1920 18 May 1932 12 years 1 month 29 days
Member for Parramatta 20 Mar 1920 17 Feb 1922 1 year 10 months 29 days
Member for Parramatta 30 May 1925 07 Sep 1927 2 years 3 months 9 days
Member for Granville 08 Oct 1927 18 Sep 1930 2 years 11 months 11 days
Member for Granville 25 Oct 1930 18 May 1932 1 year 6 months 24 days
Assistant Minister for Labour and Industry 04 Nov 1930 17 Jun 1931 7 months 14 days
Minister for Health 17 Jun 1931 13 May 1932 10 months 27 days
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Joined in Victoria secretary of Parramatta / Harris Park branches, member of central executive from 1923 until 1924.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Journalist. Worked on staff of the Melbourne Age; reported in federal conventions in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide from 1897 until 1898 and some of the earliest meetings of the Commonwealth Parliament; appointed in Sydney and was a representative of The Age c.1905; proprieter, with Frank Walford in 1912 and with Mary Bertha Lang in 1918, of Cumberland Times, Parramatta; president of New South Wales district in 1912; later became a poultry farmer; member of Australian Industrial Christian Fellowship in 1923.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Son of Joshua Ely, bootmaker, and Charlotte Hussey. Married Louise Harvey and had issue, 1 daughter and 1 son. Bequeathed his body to the University of Sydney.
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