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Former Member Details

Mr Carl Adrian AKHURST, F.I.I.S. (1886 - 1953)

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Date of Birth: 14/06/1886
Place of Birth: Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 08/09/1953
Place of Death: Sydney, 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 1926. Joined Labor in 1905. Was secretary of the Darlinghurst, St Leonards and Willoughby branches. Was expelled for failing to vote for the abolition of the Legislative Council in 1926.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Clerk and secretary. Educated at Annandale public school, Blenahassets School of Accountancy and Ballarat Mining School. On the staff of the 'Worker' until 1905. Private Secretary to D. Macdonnell and E. Grayndler, general secretaries of the Australian Workers' Union. From 1921 until 1922, he was private secretary to T.D. Mutch. Share registrar with the Primary Producers' Bank until after 1934. Joined Westphal and Clarke, wine and spirit merchants; was a tally clerk on the Sydney wharves; and operated a scheelite and tungsten mine at Barraba during the Second World War. Fellow of the Institute of Incorporated Secretaries and a member of the Commercial Travellers Association between 1925 and 1953. Freemason. Ceased to be Member on the reconstitution of the Legislative Council in 1934.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of Thomas Carlyle Akhurst, master printer, accountant and English migrant, and Emily Kate Naphthali. Married (1) Laura Ellen Thomas on 15 February 1910 , and had issue, one son and one daughter. Married (2) Marian Lucardo Wells in 1920, and had issue, one daughter. Married (3) Ethel May Smith on 13 January 1943. Funeral service was held at St John's Church of England, Rockdale. Cremation at Woronora.
Additional Information
The photograph was kindly supplied by a family member.