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Blog post from Thursday, 10 September, 2015

On this day, 10th September 1890, Robert James (Bob) Heffron, was born.

Bob Heffron was a long-serving New South Wales politician, union organiser and Australian Labor Party Premier of New South Wales from 1959 to 1964.

In 1973, the New South Wales Electoral Commission named the new state electorate of Heffron after him and it covers much of his former electorate of Botany. Read more

The State Library of New South Wales holds a large collection of photographs depicting Bob Heffron, and Labor Party ephemera, including election pamphlets.

Heffron election pamphlet for the seat of Botany at the 1927 election. T. D. Mutch - papers, 1907-1957 State Library of New South Wales