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Former Member Details

Mr Arthur William YAGER (1884 - 1967)

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Date of Birth: 20/08/1884
Place of Birth: Redfern, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 19/12/1967
Place of Death: Kogarah, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 21 Dec 1925 22 Apr 1934 8 years 4 months 2 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 21 December 1925
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP), expelled in 1931 for voting on the Wage Tax bill; later was readmitted.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Wickerworker. Educated at Mount Carmel School, Redfern; wickerworker, in munitions during the war; foundation member of the Wickerworkers' Union in 1908, president and assistant secretary and representative on the Wage Board, 1912 - 1917; secretary of Eight Hour Day Committee 1917-c.1933; chairman of Trades Hall Association 1919-1920; secretary and chief executive at Picton Lakes TB Village Settlement 1947-1968; member of St John Ambulance Brigade; foundation president of St George Rugby League Football Club 1921-1938, life member; life member of New South Wales Athletics League. Recreational interests include sailing.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of Charles Augustus Yager, compositor, and Bridget Nolan. Married Jane Gabriel on 29 November 1913 and had issue, 2 sons. Funeral at Woronora crematorium with Church of England rites.
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