Mr John QUIRK (1870 - 1938)**
- Date of Birth: 18/05/1870
- Place of Birth: Balmain, New South Wales, Australia
- Date of Death: 13/12/1938
- Place of Death: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly||24 Mar 1917||13 Dec 1938||21yr(s) 8mth(s) 20day(s)|
|Member for Rozelle||24 Mar 1917||18 Feb 1920||2yr(s) 10mth(s) 26day(s)|
24th (1917 - 1920)
|Member for Balmain||20 Mar 1920||17 Feb 1922||1yr(s) 10mth(s) 29day(s)|
25th (1920 - 1922)
|Member for Balmain||25 Mar 1922||18 Apr 1925||3yr(s) 25day(s)|
25th (1920 - 1922)
|Member for Balmain||30 May 1925||7 Sep 1927||2yr(s) 3mth(s) 9day(s)|
27th (1925 - 1927)
|Member for Rozelle||8 Oct 1927||18 Sep 1930||2yr(s) 11mth(s) 11day(s)|
28th (1927 - 1930)
|Member for Balmain||25 Oct 1930||18 May 1932||1yr(s) 6mth(s) 24day(s)|
29th (1930 - 1932)
|Member for Balmain||11 Jun 1932||12 Apr 1935||2yr(s) 10mth(s) 2day(s)|
30th (1932 - 1935)
|Member for Balmain||11 May 1935||24 Feb 1938||2yr(s) 9mth(s) 14day(s)|
31st (1935 - 1938)
|Member for Balmain||26 Mar 1938||13 Dec 1938||8mth(s) 18day(s)|
32nd (1938 - 1941)
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP), foundation member of Rozelle Leagues in 1893, president.
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1911.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Postman. Educated at St Joseph's school, Rozelle; joined Postmaster General's Department in 1886; worked in Balmain post office until election to Parliament; founder of Letter Carriers' Union, later Postal Workers' Union; active member of Balmain United Friendly Societies.
Son of John Quirk, dairyman, and Margaret McClapperty. Married (1) Sarah Gaillie in 1889 at Sydney and had issue, 3 daughters and 2 sons. Married (2) Mary Lily in c.1927. Roman Catholic. Funeral at Field of Mars cemetery from St Joseph's Roman Catholic church in Rozelle.