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Former Member Details

Mr Charles Brill BRIDGES (1881 - 1955)

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Date of Birth: 07/03/1881
Place of Birth: Carcoar, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 17/07/1955
Place of Death: Wahroonga, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 21 Dec 1925 22 Apr 1934 8 years 4 months 2 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act: Date of Writ of Summons 21 December 1925.
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. A Member before reconstitution. Granted retention of title of 'Honourable' for life.
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 03 Dec 1940 22 Apr 1943 2 years 4 months 20 days A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Date of Election 19 December 1933. A Member before reconstitution. Granted retention of title of 'Honourable' for life. Casual vacancy – elected for balance of term of Hon. J.F O'Regan, deceased.
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace (JP) in 1914.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Caterer. Educated in public schools in Victoria. Entered a catering business with Sargents in 1919, then was a manager with Miss Bishops to c.1928; for several years at Waldorf Cafe, and later with W.S Morrisons, pastrycook, Woollahra;
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman of Paddington from 1917 until 1922, and the Sydney City Council for Bligh Ward, 2 December 1918 - 30 November 1921; and for Gipps Ward 22 March 1922 - 30 November 1924. Member of the Health and By-Laws Committee 1919 - 1921; the Electric Lighting Committee 1919; the Finance Committee 1920; and the Electricity Supply Committee 1922 - 1924.
Personal
Son of Henry Bridges, leaseholder. Married Beatrice Camilla Leisner on 12 July 1900 and had issue, 1 son. Northern Suburbs crematorium. Presbyterian rites.
Additional Information
Photograph in the City of Sydney Archives: CRS 54 / 137