Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content

Former Member Details

Mr Michael Joseph CONNINGTON (1873 - 1930)

Member Photo
Date of Birth: 01/01/1873
Place of Birth: Roscommon, Ireland
Date of Death: 03/12/1930
Place of Death: Putney, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 25 Jul 1917 03 Dec 1930 13 years 4 months 9 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 6 May 1917.
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Early member of Political Labor League, member of central executive 1911- 1912
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1911
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Union secretary. Arrived in Australia at an early age. Educated at Marist Brothers' College, Darlinghurst; traveller for Sydney firm; also in New Zealand; secretary before 1904 of Trolley Draymen and Carters' union and representative on Wage Board; industrial advocate from 1915; member of Necessary Commodities Commission in 1916; chairman of Commonwealth Shipbuilding Tribunal from 1918 until 1923; life member of Federated Clerks' Union.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of Michael Connington, contractor. Married Hannah Culting in 1903 and had issue, 2 daughters and 4 sons. Roman Catholic. Buried in Roman Catholic cemetery at Rookwood.
Additional Information