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Former Member Details

Mr John Henry GARDINER (1907 - 1974)

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Date of Birth: 25/05/1907
Place of Birth: Redfern, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 08/04/1974
Place of Death: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 15 Sep 1960 08 Apr 1974 13 years 6 months 25 days A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Dates of Election 15 September 1960 and 8 December 1966. Casual vacancy – elected for balance of term of service of Hon. G.B Rygate, resigned.
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Motor parts manufacturer and retailer. Educated at Haberfield public school and Fort Street High School; worked for Standard High Company upon leaving school; established own business at Central Square in 1926, moved to Redfern, opened Brisbane branch in 1930's; chairman and managing director of J.H Gardiner Holdings Pty Ltd from 1928 until 1974 and director of Quinton Hazell Automotive Limited (established in 1956) of which it was a subsidiary along with Quinton Hazell Autoparts (New South Wales) and J.H Gardiner Properties Pty Ltd (New South Wales); managing director of Remnick Investments Pty Ltd; chairman of Ryde Psychiatric Hospital Board.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman at Redfern from 1932 until 1941, Mayor from 1934 until 1935, member of Sydney County Council from 1935 until 1945, 1947 until 1949, Chairman in 1938.
Son of Edward Felix Gardiner, businessman. Married Dora Elizabeth Saunders in c.1928 and had issue, 2 daughters and 1 son.
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