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Former Member Details

Mr Stephen Roy HEFEREN (1898 - 1961)

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Date of Birth: 02/06/1898
Place of Birth: Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 09/06/1961
Place of Death: Moree, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 16 Nov 1940 22 May 1950 9 years 6 months 7 days
Member for Barwon 16 Nov 1940 18 Apr 1941 5 months 3 days
Member for Barwon 10 May 1941 24 Apr 1944 2 years 11 months 15 days
Member for Barwon 27 May 1944 29 Mar 1947 2 years 10 months 3 days
Member for Barwon 03 May 1947 22 May 1950 3 years 20 days
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Refused endorsement by the central executive in 1950 election, stood as an Independent.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Wheat farmer. Educated at Moree Superior public school; drove butcher's cart; shearer; joined Railways Department in 1922, foreman; left in 1926 to take up land on Camurra Boggabilla railway line, at Croppa Creek near Moree; successful wheat farmer; member of Wheatgrowers' Union which later became Wheat and Woolgrowers' Association, branch president; executive member of Farmers and Settlers Association; foundation member of premium Wheat Growers' Association, first Chairman; member of Aborigines Welfare Board from 1945 until 1950.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Son of David Heferen, farmer, and Ellen Edith Kate Olsen. Married (1) Mildred Mary Rootes on 6 December 1920 and had issue, 1 daughter and 1 son. Married (2) Mary Ann Barr on 14 October 1931 and had issue, 4 daughters and 1 son. Roman Catholic.
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