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Slessar, Aubrey Robert

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Birth Date: 5 November 1899 (Cowra, New South Wales, Australia)

Death Date: 2 December 1973 (Sunnybank, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Joseph Slessar and Beatrice Annie (nee Potts)

Family: Alma Frances Price on 24 July 1928 in Brisbane

Education: Sunbury State School, Victoria; Studied electrical and mechanical engineering, Sydney

Religion: Presbyterian

Career

Managing Director, Slessar and Co., 1936 to 1969; Formed Slessar and Co. with branch offices at Miles and Brigalow; Stock and station agent, from 1930; Established a motor and general machinery agency, Chinchilla, 1928; Country representative, Winchcombe Carson Pty Ltd; Sales representative, Chrysler Cars Queensland, 1925 to 1926


Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly ALP Dalby 2 Apr 1938 3 May 1947 Did not contest

Additional Information

Notes: Mr Slessar moved to Queensland in 1916. Member: Chinchilla Race Club; Chamber of Commerce; and Agriculture and Pastoralists Association. Representative, Queensland Ambulance Transport Brigade, Chinchilla. Patron: Chinchilla Rifle Club; Chinchilla Football Club. Chairman, Chinchilla Fire Brigade Board, 1949 to 1973. Freemason, Past Master and Member, Grand Lodge of Queensland. Mr Slessar was at the 31st degree in Freemasonry. There are only 33 degrees

Sources: Queensland Parliamentary Debates, Motion of Condolence, Second session of the 40th Parliament, V.263, 6 Dec 1973, pp. 2317-2318 (Brisbane, Qld: Government Printer) ; Waterson, DB and John Arnold, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1930-1980, (Canberra: ANU Press, 1982)

[Last Modified: Tuesday, 8 August 2017]