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Former Member Details

Mr John TRAVERS (1866 - 1943)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1866
Place of Birth: Cork, Ireland
Date of Death: 16/04/1943
Place of Death: Crows Nest, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 21 Jul 1908 22 Apr 1934 25 years 9 months 2 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 10 July 1908. Granted retention of title of 'Honourable' for life.
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP), member of central executive in 1907.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Shipwright and Company Director. Secretary of Shipwrights Provident Union; trustee, president and vice president of of Eight Hour Day committee; director of Illawarra and South Coast Steam Navigation Company Limited in 1927, chairman of directors in 1938; director of Sydney Hospital 1913 - 1919, vice president 1919-1927, president 1927 - 1938.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of John Travers, sea captain, and Ellen McCarthy. Married Ellen McCarthy on 29 January 1889 at Brisbane, Queensland and had issue, 1 daughter and 4 sons. Roman Catholic. Funeral at Waverley cemetery.
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