George Enticknap

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George Enticknap
Minister for Transport
In office
15 March 1956 – 31 May 1960
PremierJoseph Cahill
Bob Heffron
Preceded byErnest Wetherell
Succeeded byJohn McMahon
Councillor of the Willimbong Shire Council
In office
1 December 1928 – 17 January 1939
ConstituencyB Riding
Personal details
Born(1894-05-19)19 May 1894
St Kilda, Victoria
Died2 January 1976(1976-01-02) (aged 81)
Sydney, New South Wales
Political partyLabor Party

Ambrose George Enticknap (19 May 1894 – 2 January 1976) was an Australian politician and a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly from 1941 until 1965. He was a member of the Labor Party and held numerous ministerial positions between 1950 and 1965.[1]

Early life[edit]

Enticknap was born in St Kilda, Victoria and was educated to elementary level at state schools in rural Victoria. He initially worked as a farm hand in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area and was an official in the Australian Workers' Union between 1915 and 1923. He eventually owned a small orchard and was an official in the local fruitgrowers' co-operative associations.[1][2]

Political career[edit]

Enticknap was a councillor on the first Willimbong Shire Council between 1928 and 1939 and was Shire President in 1937–1938.[3][4][5][6][7] After two unsuccessful attempts, Enticknap was elected to the New South Wales Parliament as the Independent Labor member for Murrumbidgee at the 1941 state election. The sitting Country Party member, Robert Hankinson had retired and, while the official Labor candidate was Joseph Fitzgerald, Enticknap received significant support from the party and was allowed to join the caucus after the election.

He held the seat for the next 7 elections until he retired at the 1965 state election. He was the chairman of the Labor Party caucus between 1950 and 1965. During the premierships of Joseph Cahill, Robert Heffron and Jack Renshaw he held numerous ministerial positions including Minister for Agriculture and Minister for Conservation and Minister for Transport.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Hon. Ambrose George Enticknap (1894-1976)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  2. ^ "CR. A. G. ENTICKNAP". The Murrumbidgee Irrigator. XXIII (12). New South Wales, Australia. 15 February 1938. p. 2. Retrieved 6 April 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ "WILLIMBONG SHIRE". The Murrumbidgee Irrigator. XIII (95). New South Wales, Australia. 4 December 1928. p. 2. Retrieved 6 April 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ "Advertising". The Murrumbidgee Irrigator. XIII (96). New South Wales, Australia. 7 December 1928. p. 2. Retrieved 6 April 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  5. ^ "Cr. Enticknap is New Shire President". The Murrumbidgee Irrigator. XXII, (96). New South Wales, Australia. 10 December 1937. p. 1. Retrieved 6 April 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  6. ^ "WILLIMBONG SHIRE". The Daily Advertiser. New South Wales, Australia. 9 December 1938. p. 9. Retrieved 6 April 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  7. ^ "WONDERFUL RECORD". Daily Advertiser. New South Wales, Australia. 21 January 1939. p. 8. Retrieved 6 April 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  8. ^ "Government Gazette Appointments and Employment". Government Gazette Of The State Of New South Wales (92). New South Wales, Australia. 16 July 1965. p. 2239. Retrieved 7 April 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
Civic offices
Preceded by
F. C. Mountford
Shire President of Willimbong
1937 – 1938
Succeeded by
M. J. Gleeson
New South Wales Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Robert Hankinson
Member for Murrumbidgee
1941 – 1965
Succeeded by
Al Grassby
Political offices
Preceded by
George Weir
Minister for Conservation
1952 – 1956
Succeeded by
Ernest Wetherell
Preceded by
Ernest Wetherell
Minister for Transport
1956 – 1960
Succeeded by
John McMahon
Preceded by
Ernest Wetherell
Minister for Conservation
1960 – 1965
Succeeded by
Jack Beale
Preceded by
Jack Renshaw
Minister for Agriculture
1962 – 1965
Succeeded by
Bill Chaffey