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Former Member Details

Mr William Charles PETERS (1903 - 1978)

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Date of Birth: 03/03/1903
Place of Birth: Pyrmont, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 21/02/1978
Place of Death: Lewisham, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 19 May 1959 22 Apr 1970 10 years 11 months 4 days A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Date of Election 19 May 1959. Casual vacancy – elected for balance of term of service of Hon. G.H Neilly, resigned.
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP), Joined party in 1925. President of state and federal electorate councils, and Croydon and Ashfield branches, trustee of New South Wales branch.
Community Activity
Deputy chairman of Western Suburbs Leagues Club (director 1955 until 1959). Vice president of Ashfield Mobile Nursing Service 1955 until 1959.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Hatmaker. Educated at Pyrmont public school; commenced work in a felt hat industry; joined Felt Hatters Union (later became Federated Felt Hatting and Allied Trades Employees' Union) in c.1919, president for six years, secretary from 1936 - 1972; director of Ashfield Community Mobile Nursing Service 1959 - 1962; committee member of Ashfield Infants Home; president of Western Suburbs Leagues Club.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman at Ashfield 1953 - 1977, Mayor 1962 - 1964.
Married Grace Lillian Peters and had issue, 1 daughter and 1 son. Funeral at St James Church of England, Croydon followed by Church of England cemetery at Rookwood.
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