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Mr Lawrence Borthwick [1] KELLY (1883 - 1955)

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Date of Birth: 29/04/1883
Place of Birth: Kirkpatrick Juxta, Dumfries, Scotland
Date of Death: 05/05/1955
Place of Death: Bulli, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 03 May 1947 05 May 1955 8 yrs 3 days
Member for Bulli 03 May 1947 22 May 1950 3 yrs 20 days
Member for Bulli 17 Jun 1950 14 Jan 1953 2 yrs 6 mths 29 days
Member for Bulli 14 Feb 1953 05 May 1955 2 yrs 2 mths 22 days
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Secretary of Thirroul branch.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Miner and railway clerk; at age twelve worked in the mines; arrived in New South Wales in 1911, worked as a miner at Cessnock; after passing the entrance examination in New South Wales railways in 1913, porter, later became a clerk in Sydney and Thirroul; foundation secretary of Thirroul branch of Australian Railways Union.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Councillor of Bulli shire from 1927 until 1932, 1935 until 1947, president from 1929 until 1931, 1945 until 1947.
Personal
Son of Alexander Kelly, coachman, and Martha Borthwick. Married Mary Mackay on 28 April 1911 and had issue, 2 daughters and 1 son. Bulli Presbyterian cemetery.
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