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Leslie Henry Hollins

Leslie Henry Hollins

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
MLA
Hawthorn
1st Mar 1940
 
1st Oct 1945
Defeated

*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.

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
Array (last date the record was checked and updated)