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Former Member Details

Mr William Montgomerie FLEMING (1874 - 1961)

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Date of Birth: 19/05/1874
Place of Birth: Avon Plains, Wimmera, Victoria, Australia
Date of Death: 24/07/1961
Place of Death: Terrigal, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 03 Jul 1901 28 Feb 1910 8 years 7 months 26 days
Member for Robertson 03 Jul 1901 16 Jul 1904 3 years 14 days
Member for Upper Hunter 06 Aug 1904 19 Aug 1907 3 years 14 days
Member for Upper Hunter 10 Sep 1907 28 Feb 1910 2 years 5 months 19 days
Sydney Harbour Collieries (Limited) Bill Committee No.9 19 Aug 1903 10 Nov 1903 2 months 23 days
Scone Cattle Sale-yards Bill Committee No.11 16 Nov 1904 01 Dec 1904 16 days Chairman
Grain Elevators Committee No.10 20 Sep 1906 13 Dec 1906 2 months 24 days
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 10 Mar 1908 10 Mar 1908 1 day
Political Party Activity
Claimed endorsement by National and Country Party in 1919, joined Country Party in 1921, deputy leader in 1922, councillor in 1931 and 1933.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Writer and grazier. Family moved to New South Wales in 1882, settled near Walgett. Educated mostly on the station and had a short period in a private school at Bowenfels and the University of Sydney; worked on family station, began freelance journalism for the Walgett News, Bulletin and other journals. Settled at Aberdeen in the Upper Hunter c.1900, retained grazing interests at Walgett. Returned to Aberdeen, later became an orchardist at Terrigal; member of Farmers and Settlers' Association. Author.
Military Service
Served in the Australian Infantry Forces from 1916 until 1918, Army Service Corps, driver, Discharged in England
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Member of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia. Member of the House of Representatives for Robertson 1913 until 1922.
Local Government Activity
Son of John King, station manager and Scottish migrant, and Helen Hastie. Married Caroline Benn in 1900 and had issue, 1 daughter and 2 sons. Presbyterian.
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