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Hoolan, John

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Birth Date: 1842 (Tipperary, Ireland)

Death Date: 15 June 1911 (Diamantina, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: James Hoolan and Margaret (nee Kennedy)

Family: Ellen Lawlor in 1871 in King's County, Ireland, 2 sons, 2 daughters

Religion: Roman Catholic


Worked in the gold fields in Bathurst, then moved to Queensland in 1880; Established the 'Mining News' in Croydon and the 'Mundic Miner', Georgetown, from 1887; Acquired a grazing property in north Queensland, 1896

Party Positions:

  1. (ALP) Leader Labor Party, 1893 - 1894

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly ALP Burke 9 Aug 1890 12 Mar 1894
Assembly ALP Burke 4 Apr 1896 18 Mar 1899

Additional Information

Sources: Australian Dictionary of Biography - online edition; Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)

[Last Modified: Tuesday, 25 July 2017]