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Former Member Details

Mr Robert Gavin MELVILLE (1919 - 1982)

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Date of Birth: 09/02/1919
Place of Birth: Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 18/05/1982
Place of Death: Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 23 Apr 1973 28 Aug 1981 8 years 4 months 6 days A Member before reconstitution. A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Date of Election 5 April 1973.
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Elected to central executive. President of Australian Labor Party rural committee.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Building contractor. Former banana grower. Recreational interests included bowls, golf, fishing and swimming.
Military Service
2/13th Battalion, 6 months.
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman at Kempsey in 1954. Mayor in 1959. President of Local Government Association.
Son of Robert Leslie and Caroline Melville. Married Valma and had issue, 2 daughters and 1 son. Funeral at All Saints Anglican Church and burial at East Kempsey Lawn Cemetery.
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