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Former Member Details

Mr Patrick Joseph MINAHAN (1866 - 1933)

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Date of Birth: 27/03/1866
Place of Birth: Killaloe, County Clare, Ireland
Date of Death: 03/10/1933
Place of Death: Lewisham, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 21 May 1910 07 Sep 1927 17 years 3 months 18 days
Member for Belmore 21 May 1910 14 Sep 1910 3 months 25 days
Member for Belmore 14 Oct 1910 06 Nov 1913 3 years 24 days
Member for Belmore 06 Dec 1913 21 Feb 1917 3 years 2 months 16 days
Member for Sydney 20 Mar 1920 17 Feb 1922 1 year 10 months 29 days
Member for Sydney 25 Mar 1922 18 Apr 1925 3 years 25 days
Member for Sydney 24 Jun 1925 07 Sep 1927 2 years 2 months 15 days
Case of Henry Harding W.S Stead, and others – Certificate of Title Committee No.12 04 Jul 1911 01 Aug 1911 29 days
Case of Henry Harding, W.S Stead and others – Certificate of Title Committee No.9 04 Oct 1911 18 Oct 1911 15 days
Increase in House Rents Committee No.16 17 Oct 1911 25 Mar 1912 5 months 9 days
Australian Gaslight Company’s Bill Committee No.23 21 Mar 1912 28 Mar 1912 8 days
System of Discrimination in Freight Charges on the Railways Committee No.21 14 Nov 1911 28 Mar 1912 4 months 15 days
Increase in House Rents Committee No.8 12 Sep 1912 05 Nov 1912 1 month 25 days
Elections and Qualifications Committee No. 2 03 Mar 1914 24 Mar 1914 22 days
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Member of the central executive from 1907 until 1913, vice president in 1909, president in 1910, last preselection for Belmore in 1917 continuing to Cootamundra, obtained endorsement in 1925 by executive, overuling electorate council; expelled in 1927, stood as an Independent. Brother of James Mark Minahan.
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1911
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Boot manufacturer. Arrived in New South Wales c.1883; established a boot manufacturing business c.1888; became a major shareholder in the daily mail from 1922 until 1924; one of founders of Westmead Boys' Home; noted for charitable work; visited the United Kingdom in 1915; joint treasurer with D.M Grant and the No-Conscription Campaign Committee in 1916.
Military Service
Honours Received
Papal Order of Knight of St Sylvester
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Son of Patrick Minahan, bootmaker, and Mary Murphy. Married (1) Catherine Kinsela in 1900 and had issue, 5 children. Married (2) Elizabeth Mary Ward in 1915 and had issue, 2 children. Funeral at Rookwood cemetery from St Thomas Roman Catholic Church in Lewisham.
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