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Former Member Details

Mr Fergus John DARLING (1920 - 1981)

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Date of Birth: 15/12/1920
Place of Birth: Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Date of Death: 03/10/1981
Place of Death: Seaforth, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 23 Apr 1976 03 Oct 1981 5 years 5 months 11 days A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Date of Election 27 November 1975. A Member before reconstitution.
Political Party Activity
Liberal Party. Joined in 1946.
Community Activity
Honorary life member of Apex Club of Perth (active member 1946 - 1961). Member of Rotary Club of Sydney from 1969.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Industrial advocate. Western Australian Employers' Federation in 1935 and remained as an advocate until 1966. Moved to Sydney in 1966, became Executive Director of the New South Wales Employers' Federation until 1980 and retired due to ill health. Deputy member of New South Wales Immigration Advisory Council, New South Wales Committee on Discrimination in Employment and Opportunity, New South Wales Industrial Relations Society, New South Wales Industrial Relations Advisory Council, New South Wales Alcoholism in Industry Committee. Recreational interests include golf and snooker.
Military Service
Served as lieutenant in 2nd/11th Battalion, Australian Infantry Forces in World War 2; was taken as a Prisoner of War in Europe and spent 3 years in a German army camp.
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Councillor of the City of Nedlands, Western Australia 1957 - 1966 (7 years was Deputy Mayor)
Married Jean and had issue, 3 sons.
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