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Former Member Details

Mr Henry John BATE (1881 - 1967)

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Date of Birth: 19/04/1881
Place of Birth: Tilba Tilba, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 04/01/1967
Place of Death: Bega, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 21 Jan 1926 18 Apr 1941 15 years 2 months 29 days
Member for Goulburn 21 Jan 1926 07 Sep 1927 1 year 7 months 18 days Elected under the provisions of the Parliamentary Elections (Casual Vacancies) Act 1920. In place of J. A. Perkins, resigned.
Member for South Coast 08 Oct 1927 18 Sep 1930 2 years 11 months 11 days
Member for South Coast 25 Oct 1930 18 May 1932 1 year 6 months 24 days
Member for South Coast 11 Jun 1932 12 Apr 1935 2 years 10 months 2 days
Member for South Coast 11 May 1935 24 Feb 1938 2 years 9 months 14 days
Member for South Coast 04 Mar 1938 18 Apr 1941 3 years 1 month 15 days
Political Party Activity
Nationalist Party. United Australia Party (UAP).
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1914
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Farmer. Educated at Newington College., Sydney Technical and Hawkesbury Agricultural Colleges; practical farm interests in fodder conservation, cattle breeding and hydro electricity; chairman of the Producers Co-operative. Distributing Society Limited. Director of Co-operative Insurance Company of Australia Limited (1964). New South Wales Cheese Manufacturers Association, Tilba Tilba Co-operative Cheese Society, and South Coast Co-operative Factories Association. vice president of Primary Producers Union; president of Herd Testing Association and of the local agricultural society; governor of Dairy Husbandry Research Foundation, University of Sydney; member of Aborigines Protection Board from 1928 until 1943.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Councillor of Eurobodalla Shire from 1910 until 1913, 1917 until 1928; president of New South Wales Shires Association for two years.
Son of Richard Mossop Bate, farmer, and Henrietta Higman. Married (1) Lily Percival on 2 May 1905 and had issue, 2 sons. Married (2) Elsie May Mead on 23 March 1918. Church of England. Central Tilba Cemetery from Tilba Tilba. His son, Henry Jefferson Percival Bate, was also a Member of the Legislative Assembly.
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