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Lesina, Vincent Bernard Joseph

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Birth Date: 1870 (Araluen Goldfield, New South Wales, Australia)

Death Date: 14 July 1955 (Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia)

Parents: Alexander Lesina and Margaret (nee McGrath)

Family: Phoebe Eleanor Cullen in Sydney on 27 March 1895, 3 sons

Education: Attended St Benedict's school and orphanage

Religion: Roman Catholic


Sawmill worker, seaman, New Zealand from 1883; Newsboy and apprentice signwriter, Sydney from 1887; Editor of a Gosford newspaper; Journalist for 'The Worker', 'Orange Leader', 'Gloucester Gazette' and 'Weekly News', NSW; Editor 'Charters Towers Eagle', from 1896; Journalist 'Brisbane Truth', 'Sydney Truth'

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly ALP Clermont 11 Mar 1899 27 Apr 1912

Additional Information

Sources: Australian Dictionary of Biography, Vol 10 'Lat - Ner', Melbourne University Press; Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)