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Former Member Details

Mr Bernard Blomfield RILEY, Q.C (1912 - 1978)

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Date of Birth: 21/07/1912
Place of Birth: Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Date of Death: 04/08/1978
Place of Death: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 29 Aug 1968 19 Oct 1973 5 years 1 month 21 days A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Date of Election 29 August 1968 and 12 March 1970. Casual vacancy – elected for balance of term of Casual vacancy – elected for balance of term of service of Hon. A.D. Bridges, F.C.A, deceased.
Political Party Activity
Liberal Party.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Lawyer (barrister). Educated at The King's School, Parramatta, and Keble College., Oxford, BA 1934, MA 1951; called to Bar, Gray's Inn 1935, New South Wales 1936; judge of Federal Court of Bankruptcy 1973 - 1977, Federal Court of Australia from 1977; director of Colonial Sugar Refining Company Limited 1958 - 1973, Australian Mutual Provident Society 1963 - 1973, trustee of Family Welfare Bureau from 1966; member of Walter and Eliza Hall Trust from 1967; president of New South Wales Bar Association 1968 - 1969 and Australian Bar Association 1968 - 1969; treasurer of Law Council of Australia 1968 - 1969; author in 1953; chancellor of Diocese of Bathurst from 1959; Australia Club.
Military Service
Honours Received
Queens Counsel in 1960
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of Bernard Rocks, mill manager, and Isabelle Marion Murphy. Married Stephanie Marguerite Day on 15 December 1941 and had issue, 1 daughter and 1 son.
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