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Former Member Details

Mr Perceval Martin Maurice SHIPTON (1906 - 1972)

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Date of Birth: 17/06/1906
Place of Birth: Teignmouth, Devon, England
Date of Death: 11/08/1972
Place of Death: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 23 Apr 1964 11 Aug 1972 8 years 3 months 20 days A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Date of Election 21 November 1963.
Political Party Activity
Liberal Party. President of Southern region, member of state executive 1954 - 1970.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Dairy Farmer and woolclasser. Educated at the King's School, Parramatta and Hawkesbury Agricultural College; woolclasser for some time, then became a dairy farmer at Milton; owned property in England which he visited three times, also Asia in 1972; held a long association with Surf Life Saving Association of Australia., first country member of executive., life member of Austinmer Surf Club and founder of Mollymook Surf Club; councillor of Far West Children's Health scheme. Recreational interests include playing A grade cricket, surfing and swimming.
Military Service
Served in 2nd Australian Imperial Forces for two years; Corporal. Joined Militia in year prior to the war then served as a volunteer during the war.
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of John Perceval, commander of Royal Navy, and Helen Hale. Unmarried. Funeral at Northern Suburbs crematorium from St Thomas' Church of England, North Sydney.
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