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Former Member Details

Mrs Ellen WEBSTER (1881 - 1965)

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Date of Birth: 14/10/1881
Place of Birth: Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 20/10/1965
Place of Death: Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 26 Nov 1931 22 Apr 1934 2 years 4 months 28 days Australian Labor Party (ALP) Appointed by Premier Jack Lang. Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 23 November 1931
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Member of central executive 1927-1929, delegate to country conferences.
Community Activity
Performed much charity work, especially for the Little Sisters of the Poor, Randwick.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Raised on family property and educated at home at 'Emerald Vale', near Yetman. Claimed to have studied medicine at the University of Sydney. Lived in Randwick in c.1920; after marriage lived on grazing property at Arcot near Forbes; ran a property after husband's death 1958-1965
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Daughter (sixth child) of Phillip Callachor, a hawker, and his wife, Mary Fitzgerald, Irish migrants. Married William Maule McDowell Webster on 26 July 1921 at St Patrick's Catholic Church, Sydney and had no issue. After the death of her husband in 1958, she ran the family property 'Arcot', near Forbes, until the 1960s. Moved to Randwick in Sydney, living with her nephew John Callachor Fletcher, until her death in 1965. Roman Catholic. Funeral at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Randwick with burial in Randwick Cemetery.
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