Mr Brian MCGOWAN (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
|Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly||1 May 1976||22 Feb 1988||11yr(s) 9mth(s) 22day(s)|
|Member for Gosford||1 May 1976||12 Sep 1978||2yr(s) 4mth(s) 12day(s)|
45th (1976 - 1978)
|Member for Gosford||7 Oct 1978||28 Aug 1981||2yr(s) 10mth(s) 22day(s)|
46th (1978 - 1981)
|Member for Gosford||19 Sep 1981||5 Mar 1984||2yr(s) 5mth(s) 16day(s)|
47th (1981 - 1984)
|Member for Gosford||24 Mar 1984||22 Feb 1988||3yr(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.
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.
National Service 1952-1953.
Married Margaret on 11 December 1958 and had issue, 2 daughters and 1 son.
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