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Former Member Details

Mr Alfred Noble BINKS (1873 - 1953)

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Date of Birth: 11/10/1873
Place of Birth: Broughton Village nr Gerringong, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 31/07/1953
Place of Death: Broughton Village nr Gerringong, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 08 Sep 1932 22 Apr 1934 1 year 7 months 15 days Life Appointments under the Constitution Act: Date of Writ of Summons 7 September 1932.A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Dates of Election 5 December 1933 and 1 November 1939. A Member before reconstitution. Granted retention of title of 'Honourable' for life.
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Dairy farmer. Educated at Broughton Vale and Cambewarra public schools. Dairy Farmer at Broughton Village; interested in pasture improvement; assisted to found the Better Farming League in 1943; chairman of directors of Berry Rural Co-operative Society from 1928 until 1953; director of Dairy Farmers Co-operative Milk Company from 1923; president of South Coast Butter Factories Association; member of Primary Producers Union, president of Illawarra District Council, New South Wales vice president from 1936 until 1943; chairman of Dairy Council (1932); assisted to found the Kiama Animal Health Centre; president of Berry Agricultural and Horticultural Association; temperance advocate.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman at Gerringong from 1920 until 1929
Son of Thomas Binks, dairy farmer, and Mary Hetherington. Married Louisa Cashman on 18 January 1908 and had issue, 1 daughter and 1 son. Funeral at Methodist. Gerringong cemetery from Berry Methodist church.
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