Death Of Mr. E. J. Eggins
Mr. Eldred James Eggins, Country Party member for Lyne in the House of Representatives, died in St. Vincent's Hospital yesterday afternoon.
He was taken to hospital on Sunday after he became suddenly ill.
Born at Grafton in 1898, Mr. Eggins was first elected to the Federal Parliament in 1949 when he won the new seat of Lyne from five other candidates.
He was a member of the N.S.W. Legislative Council for nine years until 1949.
Mr. Eggins was Mayor of Lismore from 1932 to 1936, and president of the North Coast National A. and I. Society for 15 years.
He was on the council of the Royal Agricultural Society for some years, and was regarded as one of its most active members.
In 1945 he was elected chairman of the Australian Country Party, N.S.W., a position he held until 1949.
During the 1939-45 war he was chairman of the Commonwealth Fodder Conservation Board, and of the Commonwealth Stock Dispersal Committee.
He is survived by Mrs. Eggins, a son, and three daughters.
The chairman of the Australian Country Party, N.S.W., Mr. E. C. Sommerlad, M.L.C., said last night that Mr. Eggins had rendered great service to the Country Party inside and outside Parliament. The funeral will leave Wood Coffill's, Chatswood, at 2.30 p.m. to-day, for the Northern Suburbs Crematorium.
|Offspring of Eldred James Eggins and Jessie Edith Slogrove (1902-1985)|
|Joan Rosalie Eggins (1923-1982)|| |
|Maxwell George Eggins (1925-1945)|| |
|Barrie James Eggins (1927-)|| |
|Margaret Ruth Eggins (1929)|| |
|Pamela Muriel Eggins (-)|| |
|Susan Rosemary Eggins (-)|