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Kenna, Francis

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Birth Date: 21 September 1865 (Maryborough, Queensland, Australia)

Death Date: 23 June 1932 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Joseph Kenna and Ellen (nee Fleming)

Family: Edith Stamp on 8 July 1907 in Gympie, 2 sons

Education: Maryborough State School

Religion: Church of England


Telegraphist, Posts and Telegraphs Department; Pupil teacher, 1883; Clerk, Lands Department, Ingham, 1886; Telegraphist in Maryborough, Bundaberg, Toowoomba, Bowen and Cooktown; Editor, 'The Worker' and 'The Sun', Brisbane; Editor, Charters Towers Telegraph; Proprietor, Bangalow Herald, New South Wales and the Logan and Albert Bulletin, Southport; Farmer near Caboolture

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly ALP Bowen 11 Mar 1902 18 May 1907
Assembly MIN Bowen 18 May 1907 19 Nov 1907
Assembly OPP Bowen 19 Nov 1907 18 Feb 1908
Assembly MIN Bowen 18 Feb 1908 29 Oct 1908
Assembly IND Bowen 29 Oct 1908 2 Oct 1909

Additional Information

Notes: Enjoyed writing poetry

Sources: Image courtesy of John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Neg: 23630; Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)

[Last Modified: Friday, 28 July 2017]