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Larcombe, James

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Birth Date: 25 April 1884 (Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia)

Death Date: 21 June 1957 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: James Larcombe and Mary (nee Lee)

Education: Jenkins Private School, Rockhampton

Religion: Church of England


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Party Positions:

  1. (QLP) Member, QLP Central Executive, 1916 - 1918
  2. (QLP) Member, QLP Central Executive, 1943 - 1944

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly ALP Keppel 27 Apr 1912 11 May 1929
Assembly ALP Rockhampton 11 Jun 1932 19 May 1956 Did not contest

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Attorney-General 10 May 1950 10 Mar 1952
Treasurer 7 Mar 1946 10 May 1950
Secretary for Public Instruction 27 Apr 1944 7 Mar 1946
Minister for Transport 4 Aug 1939 27 Apr 1944
Secretary for Mines 12 Apr 1939 4 Aug 1939
Secretary for Railways 7 Apr 1920 21 May 1929
Secretary for Public Works 22 Oct 1919 7 Apr 1920
Minister without Office 9 Sep 1919 22 Oct 1919

Additional Information

Notes: President: Rockhampton Workers Political Organisation; Rockhampton Rugby League; Patron, Queensland Rugby League, 1919 to 1932; Mr Larcombe was a strong anti-conscriptionist and in 1916 was elected as one of six delegates to attend a special interstate conference on conscription called by the federal executive

Publications: Larcombe, J., The Case for Labor, Brisbane, 1940, Larcombe, J., Notes on the Political History of the Labour Government in Queensland, Brisbane, 1934

Sources: Image courtesy of John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Neg:68211; Queensland Parliamentary Debates, Motion of condolence, First session of the 35th Parliament, Vol. 218, pp. 16-18 (Brisbane, Qld: Government Printer); Queensland Government Gazette, 'vol XCXV, No. 61, 22 Jun 1957, pp. 1131-1132; Murphy, DJ, T.J. Ryan A Political Biography (University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, 1975); Murphy, DJ and RB Joyce, eds, Queensland Political Portraits, 1859-1952 (St. Lucia: University of Queensland Press, 1972); Nairn, Bede and G Serle, Australian Dictionary of Biography, Vol. 9 : 1891-1939, Gil-Las, pp. 672-673 (Melbourne, Vic: Melbourne University Press); Bernays, Charles Arrowsmith, Queensland: Our Seventh Political Decade (Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1931); Bernays, Charles Arrowsmith, Queensland Politics During Sixty (1859-1919) Years (Brisbane: A.J. Cummings, Government Printer, 1920); Waterson, DB and John Arnold, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1930-1980, (Canberra: ANU Press, 1982)

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