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Former Member Details

Mr William James BRADLEY, K.C.,B.A.,LL.B (1881 - 1957)

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Date of Birth: 12/04/1881
Place of Birth: Alexandria, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 01/07/1957
Place of Death: Lewisham, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 22 Oct 1940 22 Apr 1949 8 years 6 months 1 day A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Date of Election 22 October 1940. Casual vacancy – elected for balance of term of Hon. J.Ryan, deceased.
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Chairman of the City of Sydney Eisteddfod from 1940 until 1946. President of the National Opera of Australia in 1954 and 1955.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Lawyer (Barrister). Educated in local schools; clerk; Crown Solicitors Office from 1917 until 1918; studied part time at University of Sydney; BA 1915, LLB 1919, called to the Bar in 1919, commercial and industrial law; lecturer and examiner of commercial and industrial law at University of Sydney from 1926 until 1937.
Military Service
Served in the Australian Military Forces from 1912 until 1942, 24th Infantry, captain 1916, unattached list in 1921, on reserve in 1926, Australian Army Legal Corps from 1939 until 1942, on reserve from 1942 until 1945; director of Electric Light and Power Supply Corporation Limited, North Coast Oil Exploration Limited, Sussex Limited, Australian Picture Palace Limited, Film Players Corporation Limited, Clarence Oil Exploration Limited, National Roads and Motorists Association Limited, president of the Royal Automobile Club of Australia from 1934 until 1936; councillor at NRMA from 1942, on board of management from 1948; chairman of Sydney Eisteddfod from 1940 until 1946; president of the National Opera of Australia from 1954 until 1955; president of New South Wales branch of Royal Empire Society from 1951 until 1955; director of New South Wales Community Hospital from 1947; chairman of legal sub branch of Australian Legion of Ex-Serviceman in 1945; vice president of Royal Armoured Corps Association, president from 1951 until 1952; president of Sydney University Union from 1917 until 1918; 'Quota Sold' commissioner in 1944.
Honours Received
King's Counsel (KC) 1934.
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Member of the Sydney City Council for Fitzroy Ward, 6 December 1937 to 31 December 1948. Member of the City Council's Finance Committee 1938 until 1942 and 1944 until 1947; the Electricity Committee 1938 until 1939 and 1941 until 1942; the City Planning and Improvements Committee 1938 until 1941 and 1943 until 1948; and the Markets Committee 1942 until 1943.
Son of Michael Bradley, builder, and Bridget Clerkins. Married Coralie Viola Moloney (nee Goold) on 25 January 1922. Burial from St Thomas Roman Catholic church in Lewisham.
Additional Information
Photograph in the City of Sydney Archives: CRS 54 / 25; CRS 71 / 240.