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Former Member Details

Mr Joseph Anthony BODKIN (1902 - 1950)

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Date of Birth: 11/08/1902
Place of Birth: Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 18/03/1950
Place of Death: Little Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 23 Apr 1946 18 Mar 1950 3 years 10 months 24 days A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Date of Election 14 March 1946
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Labourer and union organiser. Educated at St Brigid's convent at Marrickville and Chapel Street public school; commenced before turning fourteen on railway construction, job delegate at sixteen, organiser for Railway Workers' Industry Branch of Australian Workers Union from 1924 until 1926 and conference delegate; employed by Public Works Department in 1927, later with the Metropolitan, Water, Sewerage and Drainage Board, worked on Woronora Dam; organiser for Water and Sewerage Board Employees Association from 1937 until 1950.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman of the Sydney City Council for Phillip Ward and the Municipality of Darlington from 4 December 1948 until 18 March 1950. Member of the City Council's Finance Committee 1949 until 1950; and the City Planning Committee 1949 until 1950.
Son of George Clifford, navvy and union organiser, and Bridget Ellen Callaghan. Married Mary Elizabeth Delany and had issue, 6 daughters. Roman Catholic. Funeral at Woronora Cemetery from St Mary's Roman Catholic cathedral.
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