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Bell, Roy Mackenzie

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Birth Date: 20 March 1885 (Pickering, Denman, New South Wales, Australia)

Death Date: 20 August 1953 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Frederick Samuel Bell and Mary Charlotte (Mai) (nee Mackenzie)

Family: Grace Gladys Dangar on 22 July 1915 in Singleton, 2 sons, 1 daughter

Education: The King's School, Parramatta, New South Wales

Religion: Church of England

Relationship to Politician: His grandfather, Mr A Bell, was a member of the New South Wales Legislative Council

Career

Interest in 'Yarrandina' station, Talwood, Queensland; Owner, 'Turkey' station, Gladstone; Purchased 'Eskdale' station, South Queensland, 1915; Manager, 'Baroona' station, Singleton

Local Government Service: Executive Councillor, Esk Shire


Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly CPNP Stanley 9 Dec 1933 2 Apr 1938 By-election

Additional Information

Notes: Chairman of Board, Queensland AMP Society; Board member, Union Trustees Co.; Member and President, Queensland Club; Committee member, Queensland Turf Club. Member: South-East Queensland Graziers Association; Australasian Pioneers; Constitutional (Qld) Club; Royal Sydney Golf Club; and the Parliamentary Cricket Team. Captain, Queensland Polo team and toured abroad with Ashton Brothers Polo Team. Mr Bell was the great-grandson of Lieutenant A Bell, who arrived in Australia with the 102nd Regiment in 1806 and played an important part in the early history of New South Wales

Sources: Courier-Mail, 'Pioneer stock. Mr R. Mackenzie Bell', 16 Nov 1933, p.12; Queensland Parliamentary Debate, Motion of Condolence, First session of the 33rd Parliament, V.206, 3 Sep 1953, pp.222-223 (Brisbane, Qld: Government Printer); Alexander, JA., Who's Who in Australia, Xth edition, 1938, p. 67 (Melbourne, Vic: The Heralds and Weekly Times Ltd)

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