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Former Member Details

Mr Herbert Sydney HENLEY (1889 - 1966)

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Date of Birth: 27/10/1889
Place of Birth: Balmain, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 04/10/1966
Place of Death: Manly, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 17 Dec 1937 22 Apr 1964 26 years 4 months 6 days A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Date of Election 17 December 1937, 1 November 1939 and 29 November 1951. Casual vacancy – elected for balance of term of service of Hon. Sir Arthur King Trethowan, deceased. Granted retention of title of 'Honourable' for life.
Political Party Activity
Country Party. Councillor from 1926 until 1955, member of central executive from 1950 until 1955
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1915
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Grazier. Educated at Sydney Grammar school and Hawkesbury Agricultural College; went onto the land near Cowra, associated with the development of the fat lamb industry, imported Dorset Horn stud sheep; director of Farmer and Graziers' Co-operative Grain, Insurance and Agency Co-operative Limited, Producers and Citizens Co-operative Assurance Company., and Land from 1938, chairman from 1954 until 1966, member of licensing bench; executive member of Farmers and Settlers Association from 1917, vice president from 1932 until 1936, president from 1937 until 1940; member of Metropolitan Meat Industry Advisory Committee from 1932 until 1938; member of Commonwealth Jute Advisory Committee from 1939 until 1945; chairman of Australian Committee on Animal Production; chairman of Cowra branch of Graziers' Association; member of Cowra Hospital Board; member of Carcoar Pastures Protection Board; chairman of Cowra Chamber of Commerce; president of Cowra Pastoral, Agricultural and Horticultural Association in 1926.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Councillor of Waugoola Shire from 1920 until 1922, 1935 until 1941, president from 1920 until 1922
Son of Sir Thomas Henley. Married Stella Evans on 15 February 1919 and had issue, 2 sons.
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