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.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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