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Former Member Details

Mr (Matt) Matthew SINGLETON (1927 - )

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Date of Birth: 14/09/1927
Place of Birth: Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death:
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Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 13 Feb 1971 11 Sep 1990 19 years 6 months 30 days
Member for Clarence 13 Feb 1971 19 Oct 1973 2 years 8 months 7 days
Member for Clarence 17 Nov 1973 02 Apr 1976 2 years 4 months 17 days
Member for Clarence 01 May 1976 12 Sep 1978 2 years 4 months 13 days
Member for Clarence 07 Oct 1978 28 Aug 1981 2 years 10 months 22 days
Member for Coffs Harbour 19 Sep 1981 05 Mar 1984 2 years 5 months 16 days
Member for Coffs Harbour 24 Mar 1984 22 Feb 1988 3 years 10 months 30 days
Member for Coffs Harbour 19 Mar 1988 11 Sep 1990 2 years 5 months 24 days
Minister for Administrative Services and Assistant Minister for Transport 25 Mar 1988 24 Jan 1989 10 months
Political Party Activity
National Party. Chairman Bonville Boambee Branch 1957-1971; Raleigh State Electoral Council 1958-1970; Cowper Federal Electoral Council 1958-1972. Member Central Council of Party 1968-1972 and Central Executive.
Community Activity
President and Secretary of various Parents & Citizens Associations. State President Junior Farmers of New South Wales 1962- 1963. Vice President New South Wales Jersey Herd Society. Captain Crossmaghen Bush Fire Brigade 1960's-early 70's. Member Committee for Coffs Harbour Aged Care Home 1962-1970. Trustee Coffs Harbour Showground for many years. Life member of Junior Farmers of New South Wales. Life member and patron of New South Wales Jersey Herd Society.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Farmer and company director. Interests included judging jersey cattle and rose growing.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Married to Nancy on 26 November 1955 and had issue, 2 daughters and 3 sons.
Additional Information
Electorate description: Rural. Located within Clarence Statistical Agricultural Sub-Division. Principal towns: Bellingen, Coffs Harbour, Dorrigo, Glenreagh, Sawtell, Macksville. Area: 6,227 sq km Population: 68,885 Enrolment: 47,166