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Former Member Details

The Hon. Nathanael Montgomery ORR (1917 - 2016)

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Date of Birth: 08/10/1917
Place of Birth: Parkes, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 16/04/2016
Place of Death: Parkes, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 23 Apr 1976 05 Mar 1984 7 years 10 months 12 days A member before reconstitution. A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Date of Election 27 November 1975.
Political Party Activity
Liberal Party. Joined in 1945. Original member of the Liberal Party when first formed in 1945. President of Parkes Branch of the Liberal Party 1946 - 1973. President of Dubbo Electoral Conference 1950 - 1975. President of Western Regional Conference 1950 - 1974. Member of Liberal State Executive 1950 - 1974.
Community Activity
Chairman of Directors of Neglungaloo Rural Co-operative Society from 1947 until 1968. Member of Parkes Land Board 1974 - 1996. Past president of Nelungaloo Agricultural Bureau since 1935. Chairman of New South Wales State Rural Police Committee Liberal Party from two years to date. Federal rural committee delegate. Appointed on 26 November 1958 as Honorary Fire Patrol Officer to date. 25 years service medal with Rural Fire Service. Life member of Parkes branch of New South Wales Ambulance Service on 4 June 1952. Life member of Parkes Agricultural Show Society. member of Royal Agricultural Society Council 1946 until 1976.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Craftsman, welder and motor mechanic. Educated in country primary schools and by two years correspondence school. Left school at 13 years of age to assist on father's property during the depression era. Became a qualified motor mechanic. Accredited as a lay preacher originally in the Presbyterian Church and later with the Uniting Church. Presented with a certificate in 2005 commemorating 50 years of service. Recreational interests include lawn bowls, fishing, shooting and mechanics.
Military Service
Australian Infantry Forces (four years). Joined as a volunteer and as a mechanic 1941 - 1942 and served in Northern Queensland and Strait Islands until 1945.
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of John and Margaret Orr. Married Mary Patricia Whitmill on 1 August 1946 and had issue, 3 sons and 1 daughter.
Additional Information
Member of Former Members of New South Wales Parliament Association. The photograph has been kindly supplied by Mr Orr.