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Former Member Details

Mr Vernon William Edward GOODIN, M.A (1892 - 1971)

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Date of Birth: 24/07/1892
Place of Birth: Kenthurst, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 12/10/1971
Place of Death: Carlingford, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 30 May 1925 07 Sep 1927 2 years 3 months 9 days
Member for Murray 30 May 1925 07 Sep 1927 2 years 3 months 9 days
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Secretary of the Wagga Wagga branch in 1925; opposed to J.T Lang in 1927, expelled from the party, stood as an Independent for Labor.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Schoolteacher. Educated at Albion Street Superior public and Sydney Boys High school; spent early life on a farm; went to sea as a trimmer and fireman; joined the Education Department, trained at Hereford House in 1912, taught in city and country schools including Lismore from 1918 until 1920, Broken Hill High school from 1920 until 1923 and Wagga Wagga High School from 1923 until 1925, obtaining a scholarship to University of Sydney., BA in 1918, MA in 1921; returned to teaching after defeat, at Mosman Intermediate, Technical High, Central Technical, and Parramatta High School; later became a research officer with Education Department to 1953; life member of Australian Genealogical Society in 1946; fellow in 1963; associated with T.D Mutch.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of William Edward Goodin, plate layer, and Edith le Strange. Married (1) Margaret Elsie Morison on 15 December 1917 and had issue, 1 daughter and 1 son. Married (2) Leila Edith Rosenthall in 1939 and had issue, 1 daughter and 1 son. Church of England. Funeral in Church of England section of Waverley cemetery.
Additional Information
Personal papers in the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: 1. Vernon William Edward Goodin - papers, 1915 - 1969 (MLMSS 2337) 2. Vernon William Edward Goodin - 'The Hon. T.D Mutch and his work', by V.W.E Goodin, 1959. (A4425); 3. Vernon William Goodin - papers 1926 - 1927 (MLDOC 2515) 4. Vernon W.E Goodin - papers, 1824-ca. 1919 (MLMSS 7364); photographs in the PICMAN Database.