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Richard Bloomfield Rees

Richard Bloomfield Rees

Born
21 May 1859 (Neath)
Died
25 June 1935 (Swan Hill. Melbourne crematorium)
Parents
Benjamm, colliery manager, and Gwenllian Jenkins
Marriage
8 Dec 1886 Rosa Paddison, 5s. 1d.
Occupation
Chemist and farmer
Religion
Congregationalist
Education
London, qualified pharmacist and surgeon dentist
Career
Travelled through Europe; arrived Vic. 1884; public analyst for Board of Health at Eaglehawk; lecturer in science, Bendigo School of Mines; farmer Swan Hill from 1893, continued to travel extensively overseas and visited Patagonia on behalf of Vic. government to seek settlers.;
Party
Non-Labor
 
Victorian Farmers Union
House
Electorate
Start
End
MLC
North Western
1st Dec 1903
(b/e)
1st Oct 1919
Resigned

*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.

Notes
Resigned to contest Senate seat.
Appointments
Royal commission Murray Waters 1910. State Coal Mine committee 1910. Royal commission Brick Manufacturing 1913-1914, Closer Settlement 1915
 
Initiated W. L. Baillieu committee 1914
References
Swan Hill Guardian 27 May 1904, 27 June 1935; Argus 29 Oct 1919; Farmer's Advocate 20 Nov 1919
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)