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Former Member Details

Mr Joseph Reuben GARDINER (1879 - 1941)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1879
Place of Birth: Bristol, England
Date of Death: 05/02/1941
Place of Death: Randwick, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 23 Apr 1934 22 Apr 1937 3 years A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Date of Election 19 December 1933.
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Boot manufacturer and property owner. Arrived in New South Wales c.1883; at an early age engaged in retailing boots, later with other members of the family established in the boot firm of Joe Gardiner Limited of which he was managing director until sold in 1927; acquired city property, including a 60 year license of resumed land at Wynyard station in 1927, on which the Plaza Hotel was built of which he was licensee.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of Charles Henry Gardiner and Marie Kate Ponting. Married Rachel Harris and had issue, 1 daughter. Funeral at Rookwood crematorium with Church of England rites.
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