Hansen, Brendan Percival

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Birth Date: 21 August 1922 (Maryborough, Queensland, Australia)

Death Date: 19 December 1999 (Maryborough, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Percy Hansen and Mary Ann (nee Rowley)

Family: Moira Ann O'Sullivan on 11 June 1960, 3 sons, 5 daughters

Education: Granville State School; Christian Brothers College, Maryborough

Religion: Roman Catholic


Apprentice, Walkers Ltd, Maryborough; Shipwright and loftsman, 1947 to 1961

Party Positions:

  1. (ALP) Secretary, Granville Branch

Local Government Service: Alderman, Maryborough City Council, 1960 to 1963 and 1976 to 1977

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly ALP Maryborough 12 Nov 1977 22 Oct 1983 Did not contest

Other Seats: Member of the House of Representatives (Federal), ALP, WIDE BAY, Qld, 9 Dec 1961 to 18 May 1974; Member, Commonwealth Parliamentary delegation to the inauguration of PNG House of Assembly, 1964; Member, House Committee; Federal Government Whip, December 1972 to May 1974; Delegate, Opening of the 10th Council of the Northern Territory Legislative Council, February 1969; Member, Parliamentary delegation to South America, June 1965 to July 1965; Member, Australian delegation to the 58th Annual Conference of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, The Hague, October 1970

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Opposition Whip 14 Jan 1981 20 Oct 1982

Additional Information

Notes: Secretary, Walkers Ship and Job Committee, 1956 to 1961. President, Maryborough Sub-Branch of the Federal Shipwrights and Ship Constructors Association. President, Maryborough Marykana Festival. President, Maryborough Housing Action Group; Secretary, Labor Day Committee, Maryborough, 1954 to 1960 

Sources: Image sourced from the collection of the Queensland Parliamentary Library and Research Service; Obituary, Fraser Coast Chronicle, 'Fraser Labor's elder statesman dies', 21 Dec 1999

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