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Former Member Details

Mr John KILBURN (1876 - 1976)

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Date of Birth: 02/07/1876
Place of Birth: Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England
Date of Death: 02/04/1976
Place of Death: Hammondville, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 24 Nov 1931 22 Apr 1934 2 years 4 months 30 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 23 November 1931
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Joined in 1922, central executive from 1923 until 1924, 1938 until 1939, 1940 until 1941, vice president from 1927 until 1928, chairman of Socialisation committee from 1930 until 1933, expelled by special conference, member of federal executive from 1927 until 1930, delegate to federal conference in 1930 and 1940.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Bricklayer. Arrived in Australia in 1912, bricklayer in steelworks; member of British Independent Labor Party from 1905 until 1912, Australian Socialist Party from 1912 until 1917; active in One Big Union movement and in attempts after 1919 to form a Marxist socialist party; organiser for Bricklayers' Union from 1917 until 1924, secretary from 1924 until 1943; delegate to the Trades and Labor Council (TLC), executive member from 1919 until 1923; member of Australian Council of Trades Union executive in 1927; executive in International Class War Prisoners' Aid in 1929
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of George Kilburn, bricklayer, and Ellen Horner. Married Elizabeth McNamara in January 1898 in England and had issue, 2 daughters and 2 sons. Burial in Rookwood crematorium.
Additional Information
Photograph supplied by the family.