Hollins, Leslie Henry

Born 12 September 1897 (Wonthaggi, Victoria)
Died 04 September 1984. (Croydon. Springvale Crematorium)
Parents: Henry, farmer and grazier, and Lilian Mary Theresa Gardner
Marriage: 26 Dec 1922 Rita Annie Payne; 2s. 1d.
Occupation: Automotive engineer
Religion: Methodist|Pentecostal
Education: Powlett River State School, Workingmen's College (engineer.)

Career: With Melbourne General Omnibus Company 1915; served Australian Imperial Force 1916-1919, 2nd Motor Transport company; worked for English motor engineering firm; returned to Melbourne, proprietor Hollins' Motors 1921-1940, developed first crankshafts in Melbourne; member Institute of Automotive Engineers Council, Kew RSL; successful light car club competitor; Methodist 1910-1950, then pastor Pentecostal Church. Son-in-law of Senator H. J. Payne.

Party: Independent
Party Note: Social Credit. Macfarlan supporter 1945

House Electorate Start *   End *  
MLAHawthornMarch 1940 October 1945Defeated

Other seats contested: Kooyong (fed.) 1934,1937, Hawthorn 1935, 1939 (b/e), 1947
Appointments: Minister of Public Instruction and of Labour Oct-Nov 1945. Reported to Commonwealth on Williamstown dockyards 1941, initiated Royal commission Licensing Laws 1942
Publications: Author of Democracy at the Cross Roads 1934, Social Credit or Social Debt 1936, Only One Road 1949, and pamphlets on economics and religion.
References: Who's Who in Australia 1941-1962; Blake, L. J. (ed.), 'Vision and Realisation: A Centenary History of State Education in Victoria', Melbourne, 1973; personal information
Initial data source: Browne, G, 'Biographical Register of the Victorian Parliament 1900-84', 1985
Last update: 1985 (last date the record was checked and updated)

*The Start date for Members elected after 1900 is the date they were elected. The start date for pre-1900 Members is the date they were sworn in.