Ernie Bridge Biography, Age, Height, Wife, Net Worth and Family

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Ernie Bridge (Ernest Francis Bridge) was born on 15 December, 1936 in Halls Creek, Western Australia, Australia, is a politician. Discover Ernie Bridge’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 77 years old?

Popular As Ernest Francis Bridge
Occupation N/A
Age 77 years old
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Born 15 December 1936
Birthday 15 December
Birthplace Halls Creek, Western Australia, Australia
Date of death (2013-03-31)
Died Place N/A
Nationality Australia

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Ernie Bridge Height, Weight & Measurements

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Who Is Ernie Bridge’s Wife?

His wife is Mavis Ida Bridge (née Granger) (1960–2009; her death)

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Wife Mavis Ida Bridge (née Granger) (1960–2009; her death)
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Children 4

Ernie Bridge Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2022-2023. So, how much is Ernie Bridge worth at the age of 77 years old? Ernie Bridge’s income source is mostly from being a successful politician. He is from Australia. We have estimated
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Net Worth in 2023 $1 Million – $5 Million
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In March 2013, Bridge sued a number of parties for damages after being diagnosed with several asbestos-related conditions including mesothelioma, asbestosis, and pleural disease. Bridge said he had been exposed to asbestos fibre and dust while fulfilling his ministerial duties in the 1980s, and was suing the Western Australian government, the Shire of Ashburton, CSR Limited, Midalco, Gina Rinehart’s company Hancock Prospecting and Angela Bennett’s Wright Prospecting.

On 11 June 2012, he was named a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for “service to the Indigenous community, particularly through support for health management programs, and to the Parliament of Western Australia.”

On 1 January 2001, he was awarded the Centenary Medal for “service to the parliament and Aboriginal affairs”.

In 1997, he established Unity of First People of Australia, a non-profit organisation which assists Aboriginal people in Western Australia with employment within the law and order, health and education industries.

Bridge continued as a member of the Shadow Ministry after Labor’s defeat in 1993, serving as Shadow Minister for Trade from 1993 to 1994 and Shadow Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and the North West from 1993 to 1996. He resigned from the ALP, sitting as a Labor Independent and was re-elected in 1996 as the Independent Labor Member for Kimberley. He retired at the 2001 election.

On 13 June 1993, Bridge received the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) “in recognition of service to the WA Parliament and to Aboriginal Affairs.”

Bridge was promoted to the ministry by Premier Brian Burke after the return of the Labor government at the 1986 election, with his appointment as Honorary Minister assisting the Ministers for Water Resources, The North-West and Aboriginal Affairs. This made him the first indigenous politician in Australia to serve in a ministerial portfolio. He was promoted in July 1986 to Minister for Water Resources, the North-West and Aboriginal Affairs. He was shifted to the portfolio of Minister for Small Business in 1988 after the accession of Peter Dowding as Premier, but regained his old portfolios in 1989 with his appointment as Minister for Agriculture, Water Resources and the North West, a role which he held until the defeat of the Labor government at the 1993 state election.

He contested the marginal seat of Kimberley for the Labor Party at the 1980 state election and won, defeating incumbent Liberal Alan Ridge, thus becoming the first Aboriginal member of the WA parliament. He was a backbencher for his first two terms, being re-elected at the 1983 election and 1986 election.

Bridge was born in Halls Creek; among his ancestors was First Fleet convict Matthew James Everingham. He was a pastoralist and businessman prior to entering politics, and was also a founding member of the Aboriginal Lands Trust in 1972. He served on the Halls Creek council from 1962 to 1979.

He was married to Mavis Bridge from 1960 until her death in March 2009 and had two daughters and two sons.

Ernest Francis Bridge, AM (15 December 1936 – 31 March 2013) was an Australian parliamentarian and country music singer. He was a member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly from 1980 to 2001, representing the electorate of Kimberley, first as a Labor Party representative (1980–1996) and then as a Labor Independent MP (1996–2001). He was the first indigenous Australian to be a Cabinet minister in any Australian government.

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