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Former Member Details

Mrs Mary Lily May QUIRK (1880 - 1952)

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Date of Birth: 07/12/1880
Place of Birth: Coonamble , New South Wales , Australia
Date of Death: 04/03/1952
Place of Death: Sydney , New South Wales , Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 14 Jan 1939 22 May 1950 11 years 4 months 9 days
Member for Balmain 14 Jan 1939 18 Apr 1941 2 years 3 months 5 days
Member for Balmain 10 May 1941 24 Apr 1944 2 years 11 months 15 days
Member for Balmain 27 May 1944 29 Mar 1947 2 years 10 months 3 days
Member for Balmain 03 May 1947 22 May 1950 3 years 20 days
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP), member ALP (Non Communist) party 1940, lost preselection 1950, stood as an Independent Labor.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Shop assistant and housewife. Educated at Rozelle Public School; commenced work as a domestic servant; shop assistant with Grace Brothers Pty Limited; member of Shop Assistants Union; Director of Sunshine Children's Homes.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Daughter of Julius Deal, farmer, and Emma Margaretta White. Married (1) John Kelly on 28 September 1898 (deceased 1926) and had issue, 3 daughters and 1 son. Married (2) John Quirk on 9 February 1927 at St Patrick's Catholic Church in Balmain. Roman Catholic. Funeral in Field of Mars cemetery from St Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Rozelle.
Additional Information
Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 16