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Luckins, Louis Wells

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Birth Date: 24 June 1885 (Springsure, Queensland, Australia)

Death Date: 6 July 1970 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Louis Wells Luckins and Bridget Mary (nee Armitage)

Family: Frances Mary Clews on 7 October 1914, 1 son

Education: Mount Morgan State School

Religion: Church of England


Valuer and estate agent, Brisbane, 1917 to 1944; Manager, Property Department, Brisbane; Imperial Customs appointments in Batavia, Singapore, Philippines and Western Australia; Fought in the Chinese Revolution, 1910 to 1911; Officer, Chinese Maritime Customs, 1907 to 1914; Served in Natal (South Africa) Civil Service, 1903 to 1906 and fought in Native Rebellion 1906

Official Awards: Mr Luckins was awarded a medal and clasp for fighting in the Native Rebellion in South Africa in 1906. He was also awarded a Chinese decoration by the Viceroy of Canton for saving lives in the 1907 typhoon in China

Local Government Service: Alderman, Brisbane City Council, 1928 to 1931 and 1935 to 1941; Chairman, Brisbane City Council Transport Committee, 1935 to 1941

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly UAP Maree 29 Mar 1941 15 Apr 1944
Assembly IND Maree 15 Apr 1944 3 May 1947
Assembly QPP Maree 3 May 1947 29 Apr 1950
Assembly LIB Norman 29 Apr 1950 6 Mar 1953 Did not contest

Additional Information

Notes: Interests included bowls, fishing and gardening; Member: Maree Progress Association, Kangaroo Point School Committee; Vice-President, East Brisbane Automobile Club

Sources: Image courtesy of National Library of Australia, Image No: BCC-B120-32757B; Alexander, JA, Who's Who in Australia, XIVth edition, 1950, p, 438 (Melbourne, Vic: Colorgravure Publicatinos, The Herald); Waterson, DB and John Arnold, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1930-1980, (Canberra: ANU Press, 1982)

[Last Modified: Wednesday, 9 August 2017]