THACKERAY, MERVYN HERBERT (MERV)

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Birth Date
20 Oct 1925 (Mackay, Queensland, Australia)

Death Date
07 Jun 2014

Parents
Herbert Cecil Sydney and Nora Ethel Violet Thackeray (nee Wright)

Marriage
Married - Dorothy Scholes in 1947, 1 son(s), 1 daughter(s).

Occupation
Railwayman and grazier

Education
1. Mackay Primary School

Religion
Church of England

Career

1. Grazier
2. Union delegate
3. Engine Driver, Emerald and Rockhampton
4. Fireman, Yeppoon, 1952 to 1955
5. Fireman, Alpha and Emerald, 1947; Rockhampton and Emerald, 1948; Rockhampton and Sarina, 1950
6. Engine cleaner, Queensland Government Railways, Rockhampton, Gladstone, 1943; Rockhampton, 1945


Party and Political Activities
Independent (IND)

Parliamentary Representation
HousePartyElectorateFromToDeparture Reason
AssemblyALP KEPPEL 03 Aug 195728 May 1960 
AssemblyIND ROCKHAMPTON NORTH28 May 196027 May 1972Defeated


Notes

1. A rift developed in the ALP when the Central Executive were given the power to endorse candidates at state elections. Mr Thackeray was one of three ALP members not endorsed by the ALP in the 1972 election. He stood as an Independent and was defeated.


Sources

1. Trundle, Peter, '3 LAB. MLAs lost endorsement. Bennett will stand as Independent', 30 Jan 1972
2. Waterson, DB and John Arnold, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1930-1980, (Canberra: ANU Press, 1982)
3. Image sourced from the collection of the Queensland Parliamentary Library and Research Service





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