The Gold Rush and Cobb & Co P.9
Cobb & Co in Mudgee:
A descendant of the Deane coach building family of Mudgee:
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Bernard Sydney Llewellyn DEANE (1918 - 1999) was the son of Mudgee coachbuilder, Percival Llewellyn Deane, and his wife Lily May Lovett.
Bernard Deane was a Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly from 1950 to 1972 and Member for Hawkesbury from 1953 to 1972. Mr Deane was the Hawkesbury District Water Conservation Chairman, and a member of Richmond District Community Association and Hawkesbury Agricultural Society. He was also Chairman of Hawkesbury District Hospital Board from 1951.
Deane was a Colo Shire Councillor from 1948 to 1950 and President in 1948. He was also a member of Hawkesbury River County Council and Executive Member of the New South Wales Shires Association.
Educated at Yarrabin, near Mudgee, and Granville Technical High School, Deane became a farmer and later studied for the Ministry at Bendigo Theological College and Ridley College, Melbourne 1939, gaining Doctorates in divinity, philosophy and psychology.
After working in various dioceses became a farmer at Freemans Reach in the Hawkesbury area in 1946.
From 1958 - 1965 was Australian Clay Products Association Executive Director. At a later time ran a public relations consultancy, B.S.L Deane Pty Ltd, Moybern Pty Ltd, Member of the Public Relations Institute of Australia; chairman of Hawkesbury District Water Conservation committee; member of Richmond and District Community Association and the Hawkesbury Agricultural Society. Recreational interests include tennis and cricket.
Mr Deane was inducted into the Order of St John/Knights of Malta, becoming Deputy Grand Prior in 1992.
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