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Former Member Details

The Hon. Hubert David O'CONNELL (1906 - 1971)

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Date of Birth: 12/04/1906
Place of Birth: Harden, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 18/12/1971
Place of Death: Randwick, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 16 Nov 1967 18 Dec 1971 4 years 1 month 3 days A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Date of Election 16 November 1967. Casual vacancy – elected for balance of term of service of Hon. J.D Kenny, deceased.
Political Party Activity
National and United Australia Party; stood as an Independent for Labor in 1943, Liberal 1950, 1954, Independent in 1955, Independent in Labor in 1967.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Pharmacist. Educated in Harden, Christian Brothers' school and St Patrick's College., Goulburn and University of Sydney., PhC; pharmacist in Maroubra 1930 - 1967, retired; owned property in Gouburn, also primary producer interests; Volunteer Air Observer during 1939 - 1945 war; president of Maroubra Baby Health Centre and Kingsford Day Nursery; adviser Drug Trade Council; president of Safe Water Association; actively associated with swimming; football, cricket, athletics, tennis in youth, later New South Wales Lawn Tennis Association, Sydney Turf Club, Australian Jockey Club, Maroubra Surf Club; foundation treasury of Maroubra War Memorial Swimming Pool; author in c.1935.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman at Randwick 1941 - 1944.
Son of John O'Connell, publican, and Johanna Leahy. Married Merle Knight on 18 June 1958 and had issue, 1 son. Funeral at Eastern Suburbs crematorium from Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic church in Randwick.
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