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Former Member Details

Mr (Jim) James Richard SMALL (1933 - )

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Date of Birth: 22/09/1933
Place of Birth: Bondi, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death:
Place of Death:
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 02 Feb 1985 05 Mar 1999 14 years 1 month 4 days
Member for Murray 02 Feb 1985 22 Feb 1988 3 years 21 days
Member for Murray 19 Mar 1988 03 May 1991 3 years 1 month 15 days
Member for Murray 25 May 1991 03 Mar 1995 3 years 9 months 7 days
Member for Murray 25 Mar 1995 05 Mar 1999 3 years 11 months 9 days
Political Party Activity
National Party. Chairman Deniliquin Branch 1978-1985; Riverina Federal Electoral Council 1977-1985; Farrer Federal Electoral Council 1984-1985. Backbench committees on natural resources; Agriculture (Chairman); Transport, Public Works and Aboriginal Affairs.
Community Activity
Vice-Chairman Murray Research and Extension Committee 1975 - 1985. Elected member Rice Marketing Board (Vice Chairman 1977-1985). Director Deniliquin Hospital Board 1978 - 1985. President and member Deniliquin Nursing Home Foundation 1981- 1986. Chairman and member Deniliquin Housing Commission 1980 - 1985.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Previously a bank clerk and then primary producer before election to Parliament. Educated at Deniliquin High School. Recreational interests include bicycling and walking.
Military Service
National Service 1954-1956.
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of I.W Small. Married Judith on 15 October 1955 and had issue, 2 daughters and 2 sons
Additional Information
Local Government service: Represented rate payers in fight against forced shire amalgamation and won. Electorate description: Rural. Located within Murray Darling and Central Murray Statistical Agricultural Sub-Divisions. Principal towns: Balranald, Berrigan, Corowa, Deniliquin, Wentworth. Area: 56,505 sq km Population: 52,908 Enrolment: 34,388. Papers in the Charles Sturt University Regional Archives: