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Former Member Details

Mr Lewis Albert JOHNSTONE (1916 - 1983)

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Date of Birth: 05/04/1916
Place of Birth: Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 11/05/1983
Place of Death: Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 01 May 1965 28 Aug 1981 16 years 3 months 29 days
Member for Cobar 01 May 1965 23 Jan 1968 2 years 8 months 24 days
Member for Broken Hill 24 Feb 1968 13 Jan 1971 2 years 10 months 21 days
Member for Broken Hill 22 Jan 1971 19 Oct 1973 2 years 8 months 28 days
Member for Broken Hill 25 Oct 1973 02 Apr 1976 2 years 5 months 9 days
Member for Broken Hill 08 Apr 1976 12 Sep 1978 2 years 5 months 5 days
Member for Broken Hill 07 Oct 1978 28 Aug 1981 2 years 10 months 22 days
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Joined the party in 1936.
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1957
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Miner and union official. Educated at Broken Hill Primary and Broken Hill High School. Studied mine draughting and mining engineering. Worked with North Broken Hill Mining Company from 1936; member of Miners' Union, Broken Hill, senior assistant secretary from 1951 until 1953, secretary from 1954 until 1965, industrial advocate for union and Barrier Industrial Council and delegate to Miners' Federation from 1950 until 1965; life member of Returned Serviceman's League in 1961, president of Broken Hill Branch from 1958 until 1965; trustee of Broken Hill War Memorial; president of Broken Hill Football Association. Recreational interests included sailing, swimming, soccer, football and basketball.
Military Service
Enlisted in Australian Imperial Forces January 1941. Discharged January 1945. Served in Middle East (Tobruk, Syria and El Alamein with 2/48th Australian Infantry Brigade and 9th Division Headquarters).
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of Charles Albert Johnstone, underground mine manager, and Jessie Charlott Thueff. Married Doris Jenkins on 26 June 1937, and had issue, 2 daughters.
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