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Eric Campbell (political activist)

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Name  Eric Campbell
Died  1970, Canberra, Australia
Role  Solicitor

Eric Campbell (11 April 1893 – 2 September 1970) was a solicitor in New South Wales, Australia and the leader of the New Guard Fascist movement.

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Eric Campbell (political activist)

He was gassed twice in World War I.

He returned from World War I on board the SS Anchises in April 1919.

Major Campbell was admitted as a solicitor to practice in NSW in 1919. He married Nancy Browne 22 October 1924 at Memagong Station, Young.

Electoral politics

Campbell established the Centre Party in December 1933 as an offshoot of the New Guard, and unsuccessfully contested Lane Cove at the 1935 state election, polling 16.7 percent of the vote.

Charges and acquittal

In 1938 Campbell was charged with defrauding Du Menier Laboratories of "large sums of money"; he was subsequently acquitted.

References

Eric Campbell (political activist) Wikipedia


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