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Former Member Details

Mr Keith Gregory BROOKS (1888 - 1955)

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Date of Birth: 30/07/1888
Place of Birth: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 29/08/1955
Place of Death: Wahroonga, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 08 Aug 1939 22 Apr 1946 6 years 8 months 15 days A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Date of Election 8 August 1939. Casual vacancy – elected for balance of term of the Hon. H.M Hawkins, deceased.
Political Party Activity
United Australia Party (UAP).
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1912
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Businessman. Educated at Sydney Church of England Grammar, North Sydney; jackeroo in Northern New South Wales for twelve months; commenced own export and import business in Newcastle in 1909, founded Brooklyn Oil Company., distilling coal tar; director of Junction North Mine, Broken Hill, Newcastle Coal Mining Company Limited, Newcastle and Hunter River Steamship Company Limited, Beale and Company Limited, Dark's Ice and Cold Storage Limited; member of Australian Metal Exchange, chairman for New South Wales for two years; president of Newcastle Chamber of Manufactures from 1930 until 1939; vice consul of United States of America at Newcastle from 1914 until 1919, for Panama from 1912 until 1927, personal representative of Sultan of Johore from 1939 until 1955.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman for Newcastle from 1910 until 1913
Son of Thomas Brooks, ship owner and Emily Elizabeth Lowe. Married Hilda Constance Brand at Dundee, Scotland on 1 July 1916 and had issue, 1 daughter.
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