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Former Member Details

The Hon. William Frederick Farrar CRABTREE (1915 - 2001)

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Date of Birth: 31/05/1915
Place of Birth: Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 12/07/2001
Place of Death: Kogarah, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 14 Feb 1953 23 Jul 1983 30 years 5 months 10 days
Member for Kogarah 14 Feb 1953 06 Feb 1956 2 years 11 months 24 days
Member for Kogarah 03 Mar 1956 16 Feb 1959 2 years 11 months 14 days
Member for Kogarah 21 Mar 1959 05 Feb 1962 2 years 10 months 16 days
Member for Kogarah 03 Mar 1962 31 Mar 1965 3 years 29 days
Member for Kogarah 01 May 1965 23 Jan 1968 2 years 8 months 24 days
Member for Kogarah 24 Feb 1968 13 Jan 1971 2 years 10 months 21 days
Member for Kogarah 13 Feb 1971 19 Oct 1973 2 years 8 months 7 days
Member for Kogarah 17 Nov 1973 02 Apr 1976 2 years 4 months 17 days
Member for Kogarah 01 May 1976 12 Sep 1978 2 years 4 months 13 days
Member for Kogarah 07 Oct 1978 28 Aug 1981 2 years 10 months 22 days
Member for Kogarah 19 Sep 1981 23 Jul 1983 1 year 10 months 5 days
Minister for Lands and Minister for Environment 14 May 1976 09 Aug 1976 2 months 27 days
Minister for Lands 09 Aug 1976 19 Oct 1978 2 years 2 months 11 days
Minister for Lands and Minister for Services 19 Oct 1978 29 Feb 1980 1 year 4 months 11 days
Minister for Police and Minister for Services 29 Feb 1980 02 Oct 1981 1 year 7 months 4 days
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Private Secretary to Clive Evatt 1947 until 1953 Joined the Australian Labor Party in 1931 as a branch secretary in Hurstville state electoral council. President of St George federal electorate council.
Community Activity
Chairman of St George Hospital Board from 1960 until 1968. Founder of Sans Souci Sailing Canoe Club. Chairman Georges River Sailing Club Co-operative Limited.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Public Servant. Educated at Sans Souci Public School and Kogarah High School to the Intermediate Certificate. Joined railways department in 1931 as a porter and shunter 1940 until 1945. Public servant active in the Australian Railways Union.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Son of Frederick Herbert Crabtree, engineer and Elizabeth Emily Becker. Married (1) Zilla in August 1936 and had issue 2 children. Divorced in 1963. Married (2) Alice Woods. Presbyterian.
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