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Patrick Darcy Hills

Patrick Darcy Hills (1917–1992) was an Alderman and Mayor, member of State Parliament and Minister. In 1954 he won the seat of Phillip and was a member of the House of Assembly until 1988. His career in the Labor Party hinged on his ability to rally the Catholic vote, especially after the ALP/DLP split.

The party leaders also needed him to purge a corrupt inner-city political machine. During the Wran Government (1976-1986) Hills was the main factional boss in these electorates but failed to prevent continuing corruptions.

A journalist described interviewing him as ‘trying to interview a charming, polite clam’.

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