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Former Member Details

Mr Alwyn Uren TONKING (1893 - 1965)

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Date of Birth: 24/08/1893
Place of Birth: Dalton, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 04/05/1965
Place of Death: Orange, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 11 Jun 1932 18 Apr 1941 8 years 10 months 8 days
Member for Orange 11 Jun 1932 12 Apr 1935 2 years 10 months 2 days
Member for Orange 11 May 1935 24 Feb 1938 2 years 9 months 14 days
Member for Orange 26 Mar 1938 18 Apr 1941 3 years 24 days
Colonial Secretary 16 Aug 1939 16 May 1941 1 year 9 months 1 day
Political Party Activity
National Party; vice president of Orange branch; United Australia Party; Liberal; state executive in 1945.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Teacher and orchardist. Educated at Sydney High School, Hawkesbury Agricultural College., Diploma of Agriculture and medal, Teachers College at Blackfriars; assistant teacher at Bowral 1915 - 1916, Hurlestone Agricultural High School at 1919 - 1920, agricultural instructor at Orange High School 1920 - 1923; afterwards became an orchardist and grazier at Nashdale near Orange; foundation chairman of Orange Producers' Rural Co-operative Society 1930 - 1938. Vice president of Fruitgrowers' Federation of New South Wales; New South Wales representative on Australian Apple and Pear Board 1938 - 1940; foundation member of Agricultural Board of New South Wales; vice president of Orange Chamber of Commerce, Orange Show Society, Orange Jockey Club. Rotarian.
Military Service
Served in Australian Infantry Forces 1916 - 1919, 7th Field Artillery Brigade, lieutenant.
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of Abednego, schoolteacher, and Marian Dunne. Married (1) Mary Cannon in 1925 and had issue, 2 daughters. Married Joan Mary Bowen on 16 February 1943 and had issue, 1 son. Funeral at Orange cemetery from St Joseph's Roman Catholic church.
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