Collection 1775 - Joe Schipp, politician

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RW 1775


Joe Schipp, politician


  • 1970-1999 (Creation)

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47.34m; 263 type one boxes

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(21 March 1932 – 23 November 2017)

Biographical history

Joseph John Schipp was born on 21 March 1932, in Mudgee, New South Wales (NSW). Living in Mudgee with his father, Joseph William Schipp, he attended school at St Matthew's Catholic School (1937), Temora Primary School (1940), Wagga Wagga Public School (1941), Wagga Wagga High School and Cadets (1943) and at the Wagga Wagga Teachers' College (1949-1950). On 13 November 1954, Schipp married Rhonda Daisy Lange and had 2 children. He became a qualified primary school teacher (1950), after previously working as a business proprietor, farmer and grazier.

Schipp’s political activities started when he joined the Liberal Party as an honorary secretary, vice-president and publicity officer of his local branch (1973-1975). He then progressed as a member of the NSW Legislative Assembly (1975-1999), Wagga Wagga member (1975-1999), Minister for Housing (1988-1992), and Sport, Recreation and Racing (1992-1993).

Since his political service retirement in 1999, Schipp was made a Life Member of the Wagga Wagga Tennis Association and the Wagga Wagga Show Society. He was also patron of numerous organisations and schools within the Wagga Wagga electorate.

Joe Schipp died on 23 November 2017 in Wagga Wagga, NSW.

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Diaries, filing indexes, Wal Fife's office files, Joe Schipp's Office files.


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