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McKechnie, Henry Arthur

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Birth Date: 14 March 1915 (Barraba, New South Wales, Australia)

Death Date: 2 January 1984 (Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: William John McKechnie and Eileen Esther (nee Brett)

Family: (3) Agnes Stella Boucher on 12 May 1973, (2) Myrtle Pfingst on 23 January 1952, 1 son, 3 daughters, (1) Heather May Coulton on 15 December 1936, 3 sons, 1 daughter

Education: Barraba Public and Armidale high schools

Religion: Church of England

Relationship to Politician: Henry McKechnie was the father of Peter Richard McKechnie, member for Carnarvon from 1974 to 1989


Pioneer wheat grower, 1952; Contractor and ringbarker; Shearer, 1932 to 1934

Local Government Service: Councillor, Waggamba Shire

Military Service: Served VDC 8 Battalion in WWII

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly CN Carnarvon 1 Jun 1963 24 Oct 1974

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Minister for Local Government and Electricity 20 Jun 1972 24 Oct 1974

Additional Information

Notes: Foundation Secretary, Goondiwindi Graziers Association; Member: Queensland United Graziers Association; and Grain Growers Association; President, Queensland CWA Hospital Committee; Patron: Goondiwindi Show Society; Jockey Club; and International Club

Sources: Waterson, DB and John Arnold, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1930-1980, (Canberra: ANU Press, 1982); Queensland Parliamentary Debates, Motion of Condolence, 44th Parliament, Vol 293, pp. 1164-1167; The Courier-Mail, 'Former state Minister dies', 3 Jan 1984; The Courier-Mail, 'MPs to debate censorship', 12 Oct 1973

[Last Modified: Friday, 11 August 2017]