Hodges, Allen Maxwell (Max)


Hodges, Allen Maxwell  (Max)
Birth Date: 11 February 1917 (Brisbane, Queensland)
Death Date: 31 July 2009 (New Farm, Queensland)
Parents: Arthur John Hodges and Helen Allen (nee Mitchell)
Family: (2) Pamela Helen Hayward on 23 April 1973 , (1) Rita Fox Currant on 19 December 1939, 1 son, 2 daughters
Education: Maryborough
Religion: Church of England


Secretary-Manager, Gympie Fruitgrowers Association; Railway worker, 1946 to 1948; Cane cutter, labourer, dairy farm worker, farmer at Gunalda, store worker, 1939 to 1941

Military Service: Sergeant, 2nd Australian Imperial Force, New Guinea and Borneo, 1941 to 1945
Party Positions:
  1. Secretary, Parliamentary Party. 1957 - 1963
  2. Secretary, Gympie Electorate Council. 1955 - 1963

Parliamentary Representation

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly CN Nash 3 Aug 1957 28 May 1960
Assembly CN Gympie 28 May 1960 8 Aug 1979 Did not contest

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Minister for Tourism and Marine Services 13 Aug 1976 31 Jul 1979
Minister for Police and Leader of the House 10 Mar 1975 13 Aug 1976
Minister for Works and Housing and Minister for Police 23 Dec 1974 10 Mar 1975
Minister for Works and Housing 8 Aug 1968 23 Dec 1974
Temporary Chairman of Committees 1963 1968
Member, Parliamentary Building Committee 1960 1962
Member, Parliamentary Printing Committee 1957 1960

Additional Information

Notes: Interests include golf, bowls and gardening; Chairman: Port of Brisbane Authority, 1979 and State High and Intermediate Schools Parents Association; Secretary, Water Conservation Committee; Member, Lions Club and Tattersalls Club; Vice-President, Returned and Services League of Australia (Gympie branch); Member, Manchester Unity Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Freemasons
Sources: Image sourced from the collection of the Queensland Parliamentary Library and Research Service; Waterson, DB and John Arnold, Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1930-1980, (Canberra: ANU Press, 1982); Queensland Parliamentary Debates, Motion of Condolence, 18 Aug 2009, pp.1586-1589; Courier-Mail, 'Minister intent on reform', 7 Aug 2009; Courier-Mail, 'Max the loner in another clash', 19 Apr 1979, p.4.; Waterson, DB, Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1981-1992, (Sydney: Casket Publications, 1993)
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