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Former Member Details

Mr Thomas Reginald ERSKINE, M.C (1917 - 2008)

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Date of Birth: 26/03/1917
Place of Birth: Griffith, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 07/06/2008
Place of Death: Griffith, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 23 Apr 1970 05 Nov 1978 8 years 6 months 14 days A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Date of Election 12 March 1970.
Political Party Activity
Liberal Party. President of Griffith branch 1969 - 1970.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Orchardist and Farmer. Educated at Hanwood Primary School, Yanco High School and Griffith High School; managed father's orchard; later purchased an orchard at Benerembah near Griffith; rice, cattle and wheat farmer since 1954; president of Griffith Returned Serviceman's League c.1967 until 1970.
Military Service
Served in 2nd Australian Imperial Forces, 2/4th and 2/8th Infantry, lieutenant. Decorated with the Military Cross in 1945. Discharged in 1945.
Honours Received
Military Cross (MC), 1945
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of John Channon Erskine, fruit farmer, and Kate Mary Gertrude. Married Joan Myra on c.1947 and had issue, 1 daughter and 2 sons.
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