Mr Brian MCGOWAN, B.A. (1935 - 1994)**

  • Date of Birth: 23/09/1935
  • Place of Birth: Stanmore, New South Wales, Australia
  • Date of Death: 08/03/1994
  • Place of Death: Wamberal, New Soutth Wales, Australia

Parliamentary Service

Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly1 May 197622 Feb 198811yr(s) 9mth(s) 22day(s)
Member for Gosford1 May 197612 Sep 19782yr(s) 4mth(s) 12day(s)
45th (1976 - 1978)
Member for Gosford7 Oct 197828 Aug 19812yr(s) 10mth(s) 22day(s)
46th (1978 - 1981)
Member for Gosford19 Sep 19815 Mar 19842yr(s) 5mth(s) 16day(s)
47th (1981 - 1984)
Member for Gosford24 Mar 198422 Feb 19883yr(s) 10mth(s) 30day(s)
48th (1984 - 1988)

Political Party Activity

Australian Labor Party (ALP). Joined the party in 1968. President Nowra-Bomaderry Branch 1971. Endorsed as a candidate for Gosford 1973. State Conference Delegate since 1976.

Community Activity

Vice-President and Delegate Tumut Teachers Association 1961-1966. Foundation President Nowra Chess Club 1970. Nowra Teachers Association 1967-1971. Gosford Teachers Association. Foundation President Gosford Wyong English Teachers Association 1975. Member Independent Teachers Association since 1982.

Qualifications, occupations and interests

School teacher. Educated at Christian Brothers, Lewisham. Wagga Wagga Teachers College 1957-1988 and external student University of New England 1960-1966. B.A. Previously primary and secondary teacher and was English Master at The Entrance High School until election to Parliament. Other occupations Telecom technician; tram-conductor; telephonist; storeman; professional fireman; railway porter. Recreational interests include reading, music and french-polishing.

Military Service

National Service 1952-1953.


Married Margaret on 11 December 1958 and had issue, 2 daughters and 1 son.

Additional Information

Electorate description: Semi-rural and residential. Located Central Coast region. Principal centres: city of Gosford and towns of Empire Bay, Erina, Terrigal, Wamberal, Wyoming. Area: 190 sq km Population: 68,922 Enrolment: 50,137