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Former Member Details

Mr Thomas FALKINGHAM (1884 - 1957)

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Date of Birth: 05/02/1884
Place of Birth: Yorkshire, England
Date of Death: 23/12/1957
Place of Death: Rose Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 24 Nov 1931 22 Apr 1934 2 years 4 months 30 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 23 November 1931.
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Expelled by special conference in August 1936.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Boilermaker and union secretary. Educated in Yorkshire, England. Worked in South Africa from 1906 until 1908. Arrived in New South Wales in 1908; boilermaker; assistant secretary of Redfern branch of the Boilermakers Union from 1920 until 1932, secretary from 1933 until 1936, vice president of federal council from 1917 until 1936; executive member of the Trades and Labour Council (TLC) in 1927; arrested during seamen's strike 1924.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of Thomas and Ann Swales. Married Nellie Crompton on 31 July 1914 and had issue, 1 daughter and 2 sons. Funeral at Northern Suburbs crematorium.
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