Mr John Edward BIRT (1873 - 1925)**

  • Date of Birth: 11/12/1873
  • Place of Birth: Wooloomooloo, New South Wales, Australia
  • Date of Death: 21/06/1925
  • Place of Death: Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia

Parliamentary Service

Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly26 Jul 191922 Jun 19255yr(s) 10mth(s) 28day(s)
Member for Paddington26 Jul 191918 Feb 19206mth(s) 24day(s)
24th (1917 - 1920)
Member for Sydney20 Mar 192017 Feb 19221yr(s) 10mth(s) 29day(s)
25th (1920 - 1922)
Member for Sydney25 Mar 192218 Apr 19253yr(s) 25day(s)
26th (1922 - 1925)
Member for Sydney30 May 192522 Jun 192524day(s)
27th (1925 - 1927)

Qualifications, occupations and interests

Commercial traveller. Educated at Marist Brothers, Darlinghurst. Commenced work in a grocer's shop and later in city retail stores; commercial traveller in 1904; was at a later time a clerk in the public service; organiser with the Public Service Association from 1917 until 1919; member of Paddington branch of the Australian Natives Association. President of the New South Wales Literary and Debating Social Union in 1901. President of Paddington labour League and founder of Darlinghurst branch; member of central executive in 1908 and 1910.


Son of John Birt, seaman, and Margaret McDonough. Unmarried. Roman Catholic. Funeral to Waverly cemetery from St Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral.

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