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Former Member Details

The Hon. John Patrick DUCKER (1932 - 2005)

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Date of Birth: 29/03/1932
Place of Birth: Hull, England
Date of Death: 25/11/2005
Place of Death: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 29 Feb 1972 05 Sep 1979 7 years 6 months 8 days A Member before reconstitution. A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Date of Election 29 February 1972 and 27 November 1975. Casual vacancy – elected for balance of term of Downing and O'Connell vacancies.
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Elected to New South Wales Central Executive in 1963. Elected as Junior Vice President in 1967. Assistant Secretary in 1967. Senior Vice President in 1968. Member of Australian Council of Trade Unions executive, representing the New South Wales Labor Council. President of the Australian Labor Party, New South Wales Branch and Federal Treasurer. Member of Australian Council of Trade Unions Committees on Social Welfare President of Wakehurst State Electoral Council. President and Secretary of Young Labor Council.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Trade Union officer. Tradesman's Assistant and furnaceman. Minute Secretary of the Sydney Branch of the Federated Ironworkers' Association in 1952. Organiser of Sydney Branch of Federated Ironworkers' Association, New South Wales Branch; elected as a delegate to Labor Council of New South Wales in 1953. Member of the New South Wales Labor Council Disputes Committee in 1960. Elected as an organiser of New South Wales Labor Council in 1961. Member of State Industrial Relations Advisory Council. Recreational interests included gardening, reading and music.
Military Service
Honours Received
Officer in the Order of Australia (AO).
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of Roland Ducker and his wife Ruth. Arrived in Australia in April 1950. Married Valerie and they had 2 sons and 1 daughter. Requiem Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Mona Vale on 2 December 2005 and funeral at Mona Vale cemetery, Mona Vale.
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