16 Facts About Albert Gardiner


Albert "Jupp" Gardiner was an Australian politician who served as a Senator for New South Wales from 1910 to 1926 and again briefly in 1928.


Albert Gardiner's father was born in Tasmania and worked as a wheelwright; his mother was illiterate.


Albert Gardiner was educated at Flanagan's School in Orange until the age of 15, when he was apprenticed to a carpenter.


Albert Gardiner moved to Parkes in 1890 and began working at the Hazlehurst gold battery.


Albert Gardiner was nicknamed "Jupp" after the English cricketer Harry Jupp, who he was supposed to resemble.


In 1891, Albert Gardiner was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly with the support of the Labor Electoral League, the Labor Party's predecessor.


Albert Gardiner topped the poll in the seat of Forbes, although he refused to sign Labor's solidarity pledge in 1893.


Albert Gardiner stood unsuccessfully for Ashburnham in 1898 for the Free Trade Party and Orange in 1901 as an independent.


Albert Gardiner was elected member for Orange in 1904, but lost the seat in 1907.


From 1910 to 1926, Albert Gardiner was a Senator for New South Wales in Federal Parliament.


Albert Gardiner was appointed Vice-President of the Executive Council in 1914 and Assistant Minister for Defence in 1915.


Albert Gardiner resigned from the ministry in opposition to conscription before the first plebiscite on conscription in October 1916.


Albert Gardiner unsuccessfully contested Dalley as an independent Labor candidate in 1928.


In 1922, Albert Gardiner contested the leadership of the Labor Party against Matthew Charlton who defeated him by 22 votes to 2.


Albert Gardiner played rugby union as a forward and represented New South Wales against New Zealand and Queensland in 1897 and against England in 1899.


Albert Gardiner died at Bondi Junction, survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.