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Former Member Details

Mr John Joseph O'REILLY (1888 - 1933)

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Date of Birth: 21/10/1888
Place of Birth: Bungal, Mount Egerton, Victoria, Australia
Date of Death: 13/05/1933
Place of Death: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 24 Nov 1931 13 May 1933 1 year 5 months 20 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 23 November 1931
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP), president of Barrier District Assembly, secretary of State Electoral Council and Federal Electoral Council at Newcastle, member of Socialisation committee 1931 - 1933.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Miner. Worked in smelter at Port Pirie, involved in 1909 lockout, blacklisted by Broken Hill Pty Company; went to Broken Hill and worked in mines under false names; active in Miners' Union in Port Pirie and Broken Hill, steward, vice president., check inspector and secretary; represented Barrier Miners on Coalminers' Federal Council; delegate to anti conscription convention in Melbourne in 1916, toured Tasmania on behalf of convention; member of 1917 strike committee; vice president of Barrier Labor Federation; director of Barrier Daily Truth; joined staff of Labor Daily in 1924, business manager resident in Newcastle; member of Federated Clerks' Union, vice president in 1931; Oddfellow.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of James Stephen O'Reilly, miner, and Maria Ryan. Married Theresa Ellen Giffney on 24 March 1913 and had issue, 2 daughters and 2 sons. Funeral at Presbyterian cemetery at Sandgate.
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