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Former Member Details

Mr Frederick ROELS (1891 - 1939)

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Date of Birth: 17/08/1891
Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 21/02/1939
Place of Death: Botany, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 24 Nov 1931 22 Apr 1934 2 years 4 months 30 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 23 November 1931
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Member of central executive 1928 - 1931.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Engine-driver. At age fifteen was apprenticed to an engineering shop; worked in a timber mill in 1920's was dismissed in 1929 strike; became a crane driver of Sydney Harbour Bridge construction; later became a grocer; became an official of Federated Engine-drivers and Firemen's Association, representative on northern district defence committee during 1917 strike, delegate to the Trades and Labor Council (TLC), president in 1929; delegate to Pan Pacific Trade Union Conference, Vladivostok, and to Red International of Labor Unions, Moscow in 1929.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of Sydney Fritz, iron moulder, and Emily Fusly. Married Alice Mary Dolan on 9 April 1921. Funeral at Waverley cemetery from Holy Cross Roman Catholic church, Woollahra.
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