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Plunkett, Thomas Flood (Tom)

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Birth Date: 19 December 1877 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Death Date: 24 December 1957 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Thomas Plunkett and Maria (nee Ryan)

Family: Margaret Ellen Higgins Deerain on 12 October 1915, 3 sons, 2 daughters

Education: Tamborine State School; Beaudesert State School; Christian Brothers College, Gregory Terrace, Brisbane

Religion: Roman Catholic

Relationship to Politician: His father, Thomas Plunkett, represented the Albert electorate in the Legislative Assembly for over 19 years, retiring in 1907


Pioneer dairy farmer, Beaudesert;

Official Awards: In 1957 he was appointed CBE

Local Government Service: Councillor, Beaudesert Shire Council, 1914 to 1932; Chairman, Beaudesert Shire Council, 1915 to 1916

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly CPNP Albert 11 May 1929 29 Apr 1950
Assembly CP Darlington 29 Apr 1950 3 Aug 1957 Did not contest

Additional Information

Notes: Director and Chairman, Logan and Albert Dairy Association; Foundation Chairman, Dairy Products Cooperative Dairy Co; Director, Murarrie Bacon Co; Director, Australian Equalisation Board; Chairman, Australian Dairy Produce Export Control Board; Member and Deputy Chairman, Queensland Butter Board; Queensland Member, Australian Dairy Council; Member, Primary Development Committee of Development and Migration Commission and CSIRO; President, Queensland Cooperative Dairy Companies Association; Queensland Representative, Commonwealth Dairy Pool Committee, 1915 to 1921; Justice of the Peace; Chairman, QLD-NSW Voluntary Butter Pool, 1922; Member, Australian Dairy Produce Board; Queensland Representative, Stabilisation Committee operating the Paterson Plan; Trustee, Beaudesert Hospital; Trustee and Vice-President, Logan and Albert Agricultural and Pastoral Society; Interests included cricket and football

Sources: Image sourced from C Lack,Three decades of Queensland Political History, 1929-1960 (1962); Waterson, DB and John Arnold, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1930-1980, (Canberra: ANU Press, 1982)

[Last Modified: Thursday, 31 August 2017]