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Former Member Details

Mr Otway McLaurin FALKINER (1909 - 2000)

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Date of Birth: 19/04/1909
Place of Birth: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Date of Death: 22/03/2000
Place of Death: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 23 Apr 1946 05 Nov 1978 32 years 6 months 14 days A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Date of Election 14 March 1946, 21 November 1957 and 12 March 1970. Granted retention of title of 'Honourable' for life.
Political Party Activity
Country Party
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Grazier. Educated at Geelong Grammar, Victoria; grandson of F.S Falkiner, founder of Falkiner stud, grew up on father's Boonoke station, Conargo, became a manager and studmaster of Boonoke, later chairman and managing director of F.S Falkiner and Sons Pty Ltd, which owned Boonoke, Zara, Wanganella, Wanganella Estate and Warriston stations, and Springleigh and Granby stations, Queensland; sold out to Cleckheaton Limited in 1971; director of F.W Williams and Company Pty Ltd and Australian Sisalcraft Company Pty Ltd; councillor of New South Wales Sheepbreeders Association, president from 1949 until 1954; noted judge of sheep, invited to judge in Argentina in 1953 during extensive world tour; Australian Club. Recreational interests include golf, tennis and gardening.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of Otway Rothwell, grazier, and Mary Elizabeth McLaurin. Married Agnes Cullen on 11 October 1934 at Wahgunyah and had issue, 1 daughter and 3 sons. Divorced on 22 July 1977.
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