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Former Member Details

Mr George Edward ARDILL (1889 - 1964)

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Date of Birth: 18/10/1889
Place of Birth: Newtown, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 13/07/1964
Place of Death: Concord, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 25 Oct 1930 18 Apr 1941 10 years 5 months 25 days
Member for Yass 25 Oct 1930 18 May 1932 1 year 6 months 24 days
Member for Yass 11 Jun 1932 12 Apr 1935 2 years 10 months 2 days
Member for Yass 11 May 1935 24 Feb 1938 2 years 9 months 14 days
Member for Yass 26 Mar 1938 18 Apr 1941 3 years 24 days
Government Whip 01 Jan 1937 01 Jan 1941 4 years 1 day
Political Party Activity
Nationalist Party. United Australia Party (UAP).
Community Activity
Foundation President of the Sound Finance League of Australia in 1933. Member of the Aborigines Protection Board (from 1940, the Aborigines Welfare Board) from 1936 until 1945. Executive Director of the Society for Providing Homes for Neglected Children from 1945 until 1964. Secretary of the Gunning Pastoral, Agricultural and Industrial Society. Founder of the Gunning Amateur Dramatic Society. Branch Secretary of the Primary Producers Union and Graziers Association.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Dairy farmer, grazier and auctioneer. Educated at Stanmore public school and Newington College. After leaving school, became a dairy farmer at Coraki, buying a grazing property at Gunning in 1916. Was also a stock and station agent and auctioneer, later owning a motor garage. Contested the seat of Goulburn in the 1941 elections; and the seat of Hawkesbury in the 1944 elections for the Democratic Party. Freemason. Methodist lay preacher, Gunning circuit
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Councillor of the Gunning Shire Council 1920 until 1934 and 1938 until 1941 ; President, Gunning Shire Council 1923 and 1927 until 1928
Son of George Edward Ardill, evangelist and social worker, and his wife, Louisa Wales, evangelist. Married Emma Booth on 7 June 1911, and had issue 1 son and 5 daughters. Funeral at Northern Suburbs Crematorium with Baptist rites.
Additional Information
Goulburn 'Evening Post' 30 July 1964, 5 'Sydney Morning Herald' 23 May 1932, 6b Jack Horner, 'Vote Ferguson for Aboriginal Freedom: a Biography', Sydney, 1974