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Former Member Details

Mr George Henry NEILLY (1917 - 1987)

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Date of Birth: 03/03/1917
Place of Birth: Kurri Kurri, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 06/05/1987
Place of Death: Cessnock, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 14 Sep 1954 16 Feb 1959 4 years 5 months 3 days A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Date of Election 14 September 1954 and 21 November 1957. Casual vacancy – elected for balance of term of service of Hon. F.P Buckley, resigned.
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 21 Mar 1959 08 Sep 1978 19 years 5 months 19 days
Member for Cessnock 21 Mar 1959 05 Feb 1962 2 years 10 months 16 days
Member for Cessnock 03 Mar 1962 31 Mar 1965 3 years 29 days
Member for Cessnock 01 May 1965 23 Jan 1968 2 years 8 months 24 days
Member for Cessnock 24 Feb 1968 13 Jan 1971 2 years 10 months 21 days
Member for Cessnock 13 Feb 1971 19 Oct 1973 2 years 8 months 7 days
Member for Cessnock 17 Nov 1973 02 Apr 1976 2 years 4 months 17 days
Member for Cessnock 01 May 1976 08 Sep 1978 2 years 4 months 9 days
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Joined in 1949, member of central executive from 1953 until 1954.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Coal Miner and trade union official. Educated at Maitland High School, entered mines in 1934, stoker, secretary of Abermain No.1 Lodge, became an industrial advocate for Miners' Federation , president of Northern District from 1950 until 1953, general secretary from 1954 until 1959; secretary of Abermain Returned Serviceman's League from 1944 until 1946. Recreational interests include billiards and football.
Military Service
Served in Royal Australian Navy from 1939 until 1944, Her Majesty's Australian Ship Australia.
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Son of Thomas William Neilly, carter, and Elsie Fenwick. Married Lola Wood on 20 March 1942 and had issue, 1 daughter and 1 son.
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