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Barnes, Louis Joseph (Joseph)

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Birth Date: 13 January 1906 (Gympie, Queensland, Australia)

Death Date: 2 June 1983 (Southport, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: George Daniel Barnes and Bridget Maria (nee Gorey)

Family: Muriel Eileen Burke on 24 April 1934, 2 sons

Education: Christian Brothers' College, Gympie

Religion: Roman Catholic

Relationship to Politician: His brother, John Barnes was the member for Bundaberg from 29 March 1941 to 29 April 1950


Men's mercery, Beaudesert, 1947 to 1975; Market gardener, Beaudesert; Leased Queen's Hotel, Maryborough; Traveller, Castlemaine Brewery; Wholesale tea merchant, 1932

Local Government Service: Alderman, Gold Coast City Council, 1949 to 1952

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly KOML Cairns 31 Oct 1942 3 May 1947 By-election

Additional Information

Notes: Louis Joseph Barnes was also known as Lewis Gabriel Barnes. Interests included golf, bowls and game fishing. President, St Vincent de Paul Society and founder of first branch in Southport; President, Boys Town Appeal, Beaudesert

Sources: Costar, BJ, Barnes, Lewis Gabriel (Lou) (1907–1983), Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University; The Gold Coast Bulletin, Funeral notice, 4 Jun 1983; Lack, Clem, Three Decades of Queensland Political History, 1929-1960 (Brisbane: Government Printer, 1962); Alexander, JA, Who's Who in Australia, XIVth edition, 1950, p. 68 (Melbourne, Vic: Colorgravure Publications, the Herald)

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