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Former Member Details

Mr Michael Thomas Leslie QUINN (1900 - 1965)

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Date of Birth: 23/10/1900
Place of Birth: Homebush, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 12/07/1965
Place of Death: Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 29 Mar 1960 12 Jul 1965 5 years 3 months 14 days A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Date of Election 29 March 1960. Casual vacancy – elected for balance of term of service of Hon. R.A King, deceased.
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Held executive positions; resigned on day of election to the Legislative Council, joined Independent Labor group opposed to the abolition of the Legislative Council.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Farmer and grazier. Spent several years on Kalgoorlie goldfields with family. Educated at Christian Brothers' College, Burwood; shop assistant and then became a station hand. Took up land on Boomi, Doondunna 5800 acres grazing; retired to Gosford in 1963; member of wartime North Western Region Agricultural Advisory Commitee; twenty years on local Land Board; executive at St Vincent de Paul Society; twice represented Australia in rifleshooting in New Zealand. Recreational interests include tennis, cricket, rifle shooting and bowls.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Councillor at Boomi Shire 1941 - 1959, president 1952 - 1959, chairman of Moree District Local Government committee 1954 - 1959.
Son of Michael Quinn, employee of Harbour Trust, and Maria Gannon, Irish Migrants. Married Rita Munro on 15 April 1932 and had issue, 3 daughters and 5 sons. Roman Catholic. Buried in Roman Catholic section of Point Clare cemetery at Gosford.
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