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Former Member Details

The Hon. Charles HACKETT (1889 - 1976)

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Date of Birth: 28/01/1889
Place of Birth: Ultimo, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 13/02/1976
Place of Death: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 20 Aug 1943 22 Apr 1952 8 years 8 months 3 days A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Date of Election 20 August 1943. Casual vacancy – elected for balance of term of service of Hon. J.F Coates, deceased. Granted retention of title of 'Honourable' for life.
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Labor secretary of Pyrmont Denison branch, member of central executive from 1920 until 1921, 1931 until 1939, 1941 until 1944, member of rebel group in 1959, expelled for voting against abolition of the Legislative Council.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Municipal employee. Employee of Sydney City Council, retired in 1955; member of Municipal and Shire Employees' Federated Union, general returning officer and trustee.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of Charles Hackett, labourer, and Helen Ferguson. Married Mary Doyle on 10 June 1922 and had issue, 4 daughters and 1 son. Funeral at Rookwood cemetery from St Francis Xavier's Roman Catholic Church in Ultimo.
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