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Harold Eric Thonemann

Harold Eric Thonemann

Born
28 October 1890 (St Kilda, Victoria)
Died
05 August 1962 (Toorak. Springvale crematorium)
Parents
Frederick Emil, sharebroker, company director and grazier, and Louisa Margaret Service, b. England
Marriage
20 June 1922 Nora Kate (Tui) Shields; 1s. 1d.
Occupation
Sharebroker, company director and grazier
Religion
Church of England
Education
Melbourne Grammar School
Career
Served Royal Field Artillery 1916-1919, lieutenant; sharebroker and member Melbourne Stock Exchange from 1927, principal of Thonemann and Company from 1939; chairman Metropolitan Industries Ltd, Metropolitan Ice & Fresh Food Company Ltd, Aust. Distillery Company Ltd, Deepdene Ice Company Ltd, Sympag Pty Ltd; director Atlas Assurance Company Ltd, Sydney Cold Stores Ltd, Federal Distilleries Pty Ltd and various mining cos; owned 1300 sq. mile Hodgson Downs station, Northern Territory and adjoining 2500 sq. mile Elsey station, setting of Aeneas Gunn's We of the Never Never, both sold 1959; member Aust. Woolgrowers Association, Graziers' Fed. Vigilance committee; sought improved health services for Northern Territory Aboriginals. Grandson of James Service, Vic. Premier 1880, 1883-1886.;
Party
United Australia Party
Party Note
Parl. secretary and whip 1943-1945, not endorsed by Liberals 1945
House
Electorate
Start
End
MLA
Toorak
1st Jan 1941
(b/e)
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.

Publications
Author of Tell the White Man 1949
References
Who's Who in Australia 1941-1959; Herald 2 Feb 1932, 6 Aug 1962; Aimer, P., 'Politics, Power and Persuasion', Melbourne, 1974
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)