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Former Member Details

Major Hugh John CONNELL (1884 - 1934)

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Date of Birth: 12/06/1884
Place of Birth: Waverley, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 31/01/1934
Place of Death: Merewether, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 20 Mar 1920 31 Jan 1934 13 years 10 months 12 days
Member for Newcastle 20 Mar 1920 17 Feb 1922 1 year 10 months 29 days
Member for Newcastle 25 Mar 1922 18 Apr 1925 3 years 25 days
Member for Newcastle 30 May 1925 07 Sep 1925 3 months 9 days
Member for Kahibah 08 Oct 1927 08 Sep 1930 2 years 11 months 1 day
Member for Hamilton 25 Oct 1930 18 May 1932 1 year 6 months 24 days
Member for Hamilton 11 Jun 1932 31 Jan 1934 1 year 7 months 21 days
Chairman of Committees 26 Nov 1930 18 May 1932 1 year 5 months 23 days
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Representative of Newcastle district assembly in 1915.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Schoolteacher. Educated at Paddington public school and Fort Street High schools, and teachers' training college; teacher with Department of Education in Sydney from 1900 until 1905, Golgolgon and Tarcoon from 1905 until 1908, Alma then Broken Hill from 1908 until 1910; transferred to Goulburn following public statements condemning mine owners' 1909 lockout; at Howell, Wickham and Burwood from 1910 until 1915; returned to teaching at Carrington from 1919 until 1920; foundation member of Parents and Citizens' Association; member of Teachers' Federation until ineligible in 1920; member of Australian Industrial Christian Fellowship Council in 1923
Military Service
Served in Australian Infantry Forces from 1916 until 1919, 35th Battalion, Major, Distinguished Service Order 1917, Military Cross 1916 and bar 1917, mentioned in despatches twice.
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Son of Hugh Connell, ironmoulder, and Jessie Blumer. Married Mary Elizabeth Woods, schoolteacher, on 28 December 1909, and had issue, 1 daughter. Buried in Methodist Cemetery at Sandgate.
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