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Former Member Details

Mr John Charles MEEHAN (1864 - 1930)

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Date of Birth: 06/02/1864
Place of Birth: Ballyconnell, Ireland
Date of Death: 15/02/1930
Place of Death: Woollahra, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 06 Aug 1904 06 Nov 1913 9 years 3 months 1 day
Member for Darling 06 Aug 1904 19 Aug 1907 3 years 14 days
Member for Darling 10 Sep 1907 14 Sep 1910 3 years 5 days
Member for Darling 14 Oct 1910 06 Nov 1913 3 years 24 days
Wellington Cattle Sale-yards Bill Committee No.10 15 Nov 1904 17 Nov 1904 3 days
The Coupon System Committee No.9 29 Sep 1908 17 Dec 1908 2 months 19 days
Claim by Mr J.S Gam – Rejection of sleepers by Central South African Government Committee No.9 30 Sep 1909 09 Dec 1909 2 months 10 days
Claims of Samuel Alfred Hutchinson Committee No.14 05 Jul 1911 01 Aug 1911 28 days
Claims of Samuel Alfred Hutchinson Committee No.12 10 Oct 1911 18 Oct 1911 9 days
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP)
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Shearer and union organiser. Arrived in Queensland in c.1878; woodcutter at Charters Towers, battery hand, shearer in Western Districts; helped to form the Queensland Shearers' and Labourers' unions, delegate to conference which formed the Australian Workers Union; moved to New South Wales in c.1895, shearing, mining and droving. Australian Workers' Union agent in Wilcannia in 1899, secretary of the Bourke branch from 1900 until 1904, following abolition of seat, Ballarat office; secretary of the Victoria Riverina branch, assistant secretary of head office in Sydney from 1927 until 1930.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of John Meehan and Mary McAdam. Married Clara Mary Theresa O'Reilly on 21 July 1890 and had issue, 1 son. Funeral at Woronora cemetery with Church of England rites.
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