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Former Member Details

The Hon. Hugh MAIN (1883 - 1961)

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Date of Birth: 22/08/1883
Place of Birth: Ardrossan, Ayrshire, Scotland
Date of Death: 27/08/1961
Place of Death: Cootamundra, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 20 Mar 1920 24 Feb 1938 17 years 11 months 5 days
Member for Cootamundra 20 Mar 1920 17 Feb 1922 1 year 10 months 29 days
Member for Cootamundra 25 Mar 1922 18 Apr 1925 3 years 25 days
Member for Cootamundra 20 May 1925 07 Sep 1927 2 years 3 months 19 days
Member for Temora 08 Oct 1927 18 Sep 1930 2 years 11 months 11 days
Member for Temora 25 Oct 1930 18 May 1932 1 year 6 months 24 days
Member for Temora 11 Jun 1932 12 Apr 1935 2 years 10 months 2 days
Member for Temora 11 May 1935 24 Feb 1938 2 years 9 months 14 days
Minister for Agriculture and Minister for Forests 16 May 1932 17 Jun 1932 1 month 2 days
Minister for Agriculture 18 Jun 1932 01 Apr 1938 5 years 9 months 15 days
Political Party Activity
Progressive; one of the 'true blues' who refused to enter the coalition in 1921, Country Party in 1925, councillor from 1934, 1956 until 1957.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Farmer and grazier. Educated at Tonbridge, England and St Peter's College in Adelaide; and Roseworthy Agricultural College in South Australia. Orchardist in Clare, South Australia; established a wheat and wool property in Bethungra in Cootamundra district c.1906. Bred thoroughbred horses. Member of Farmers and Settlers Association' Association; Union and Australia Clubs.
Military Service
Served in Australian Infantry Forces from 1916 until 1919, 17th, 27th and 20th Battalion, France, Sergeant.
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Son of Hugh Main, fisherman, and Mary Fullarton Sim. Married Joan Helen Trethgarten at Sydney on 30 January 1923 and had issue, 2 daughters and 1 son. Presbyterian. Funeral at Cootamundra cemetery from the Presbyterian church.
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