Hector Lamond

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The Honourable
Hector Lamond
Hector Lamond.jpg
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Illawarra
In office
5 May 1917 – 16 December 1922
Preceded by George Burns
Succeeded by Seat abolished
Personal details
Born (1865-10-31)31 October 1865
Berry, New South Wales
Died 26 April 1947(1947-04-26) (aged 81)
Bowral, New South Wales
Nationality Australian
Political party Nationalist Party of Australia
Spouse(s) Gwynetha Spence
Occupation Unionist, editor

Hector Lamond (31 October 1865 – 26 April 1947) was an Australian politician.

Lamond was born at Broughton Creek, near Berry, New South Wales and educated at public schools. He was apprenticed as a printer to the Carcoar Chronicle when he was 14 and was its editor at 25. He was involved in the establishment of the Australian Labor Party between 1895 and 1900. In 1902, he married Gwynetha, the daughter of Australian Workers' Union president, William Spence. From 1905 to 1916, he was editor and manager of the Australian Workers' Union's The Australian Worker.[1]

Political career[edit]

Lamond unsuccessfully contested the Australian House of Representatives seat of Lang for Labor at the 1913 and 1914 elections. During World War I, he came to be opposed to labor radicalism, and in particular to the Industrial Workers of the World, and became a strong supporter of Billy Hughes. As a supporter of conscription, he was obliged to resign from the Australian Worker. He won the seat of Illawarra as a Nationalist at the 1917 election and was appointed assistant minister for repatriation in December 1921. The seat of Illawarra was abolished before the 1922 election and he stood unsuccessfully for Barton.[1]

In 1923 Lamond bought The Southern Mail and three other rural newspapers, which he edited and published in Bowral. He died at Bowral, survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter.[1]

Notes[edit]

Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
George Burns
Member for Illawarra
1917 – 1922
Division abolished