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Former Member Details

Mr Robert Henry HANKINSON (1877 - 1953)

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Date of Birth: 11/10/1877
Place of Birth: Edenhope, Victoria, Australia
Date of Death: 25/10/1953
Place of Death: Narrandera, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 11 Jun 1932 18 Apr 1941 8 years 10 months 8 days
Member for Murrumbidgee 11 Jun 1932 12 Apr 1935 2 years 10 months 2 days
Member for Murrumbidgee 11 May 1935 24 Feb 1938 2 years 9 months 14 days
Member for Murrumbidgee 26 Mar 1938 18 Apr 1941 3 years 24 days
Political Party Activity
Country Party, councillor in 1933.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Storekeeper and farmer. Educated at Edenhope public school; left school at thirteen, hotel yardsman, farming and station experience; moved to Riverina from Yarram, Victoria in 1898; became a shop assistant at H.S Rich and Company; acquired a store at Grong Grong then joined A.H Mackie in purchasing a store at Narrandera; later became a sole owner of the business and sold it in 1927; also acquired stores at Matong and Ganmain; executive committee of the South West Storekeepers' Association from 1930 until 1931; acquired lands in Murrumbidgee Irrigation area near Ardlethan, Wilga near Narrandera and Lemnos near Eurolie; pioneer ricegrower and first chairman of the Rice Marketing Board from 1928 until 1931; assisted in the foundation of Leeton Cannery in 1935; foundation president of Narrandera and District Repatriation committee, member of Producers' Advisory Council; central executive of Riverina Development League; Riverina Movement Referendum Committee in 1931; active in Local Comforts Fund; elder of St John's Presbyterian church at Narrandera.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman at Narrandera in 1911, 1919 until 1924, 1925 until 1930, 1947 until 1957, Mayor from 1920 until 1921, 1923 until 1924, 1925 until 1926, 1927 until 1930, 1950 until 1951.
Son of Robert Hankinson, farmer, and Alice Davies. Married Beatrice Mary Klimpsoch on 16 October 1901 and had issue, 2 daughters, Funeral at Woronora cemetery from St John's Presbyterian church in Narrandera.
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