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Former Member Details

Mr Eli James HARRISON (1903 - 1976)

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Date of Birth: 12/10/1903
Place of Birth: Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 07/09/1976
Place of Death: North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 23 Apr 1943 28 Oct 1949 6 years 6 months 6 days A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Date of Election 18 December 1942.
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Secretary at the Werris Creek branch from 1928 until 1933, Orange branch from 1934 until 1935, secretary of Liverpool Plains state electorate council from 1929 until 1933, New England Federal council from 1930 until 1933, member of central executive from 1930 until 1948, member of parliamentary executive from 1962 until 1969.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Railwayman. Educated at state secondary level; worked on a dairy farm; joined the New South Wales railways in 1925, cleaner at Eveleigh workshops, transferred to Werris Creek in 1926, Orange from 1933 until 1936; president of Orange branch of Australian Federated Union of Locomotive Enginemen from 1934 until 1936, state secretary and federal vice president to 1949, then federal president; associate editor of Locomotive Journal in 1938; Australian Council of Trade Unions, delegate to Inland Transport Committee, International Labor Organisation, Geneva in 1947; delegate until 1957 to the Inter Parliamentary Union and member of Council from 1957 until 1958.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Member of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia. Member of the House of Representatives for Blaxland 1949 until 1969.
Local Government Activity
Son of William Binney, farmer, and Selina Sophia Turnbull. Married (unknown) on 7 September 1975 at North Melbourne.
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