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O'Keeffe, Michael

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Birth Date: 1854 (Cashel, Tipperary, Ireland)

Death Date: 29 August 1941 (Laidley, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: William O'Keeffe and Ellen (nee Heffernan)

Family: Eliza Ryan in Ipswich on 10 July 1872, 4 sons, 6 daughters

Education: Cashel

Religion: Roman Catholic


Settled land in the Lockyer region, 1876; Selected land in Mt Berryman and Blenheimy Laidley regions; Founder, Queensland Farmers Co-operative Association, and Director from 1907

Local Government Service: Member, Lockyer Divisional Board

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly MIN Lockyer 27 Aug 1904 18 May 1907

Additional Information

Notes: Director, Booval Co-operative Dairy Company; Member, Laidley Trades Council, and Laidley Agricultural Society; Delegate to the Queensland Agricultural Conference; Gatton, Rockhampton and Mackay

Publications: 'Fifty-six years in Queensland: reminiscences of a Pioneer', series of autobiographical essays, 1932.

Sources: Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)