Mr (Col) Colin William MARKHAM (1940 - )**
- Date of Birth: 04/06/1940
- Place of Birth: Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
|Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly||19 Mar 1988||28 Feb 2003||14yr(s) 11mth(s) 10day(s)|
|Member for Keira||19 Mar 1988||3 May 1991||3yr(s) 1mth(s) 15day(s)|
49th (1988 - 1991)
|Member for Keira||25 May 1991||3 Mar 1995||3yr(s) 9mth(s) 7day(s)|
50th (1991 - 1995)
|Member for Keira||25 Mar 1995||5 Mar 1999||3yr(s) 11mth(s) 9day(s)|
51st (1995 - 1999)
|Member for Wollongong||27 Mar 1999||28 Feb 2003||3yr(s) 11mth(s) 2day(s)|
52nd (1999 - 2003)
|Parliamentary Secretary||6 Apr 1995||27 Mar 1999||3yr(s) 11mth(s) 22day(s)|
|Parliamentary Secretary||20 Apr 1999||28 Feb 2003||3yr(s) 10mth(s) 9day(s)|
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Joined 1975; held positions at Branch, State Electoral Council and Federal Electoral Council levels. Previous Member Local Government Administration Committee; Industrial Development and Energy Committee. Previously campaign director for various Federal, State and Local Government elections.
Executive Member and Deputy Chairperson, New South Wales Aboriginal Reconciliation Council. Director, Illawarra Steelers Board and Gold Foundation Member of the Illawarra Steelers. Former Chairman Illawarra Steeler's Injured Player Fund. Former Member Illawarra Regional Economic Development Organisation. Member Wollongong Technical and Further Education Students Union. No. 1 Badge Holder Wollongong University Rugby League Football Club. Past Chairman Illawarra Support Group. Patron to: Illawarra Branch of the Melanoma Foundation; Russell Vale Soccer Club; Wollongong Horticultural Society; Wollongong Eisteddfod Society; Makedonija Soccer Club; New South Wales Womens Soccer; Corrimal Ranger Soccer Club; District Rugby League Council; Dante Aligheri Society; Southern Flame Athletics Club. etc.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Electrical Fitter. Educated at West Wollongong Public School and Wollongong Junior Technical College and completed an Electrical Fitter Trade Certificate at Wollongong Technical and Further Education. 5 year apprenticeship with the Electricity Commission. Previously electrical fitter with 26 years experience in the coal industry. Policy interests include industrial relations, community development and aboriginal affairs. Recreational interests include travel, rugby league and sport generally.
Awarded as a Fellow of University of Wollongong 30 July 2003.
Son of Vincent Markham and his wife Iris. Married to Melissa Ford on 9 March 1963, and had issue, 3 sons.
Member of Former Members of New South Wales Parliament Association
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