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Crowley, Thomas Martin

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Birth Date: 15 November 1901 (Innisfail, Queensland, Australia)

Death Date: 18 October 1965 (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)

Parents: James Crowley and Margaret (nee Fitzgerald)

Family: Kathleen Pease on 30 June 1926, 2 sons, 4 daughters

Education: Good Samaritan Convent, Innisfail

Religion: Roman Catholic


Cane and tobacco farmer and sugar grower, Mossman; Wholesaler of wines, spirits and groceries, Cairns, 1928; Hardware and produce agency

Party Positions:

  1. (ALP) Vice-President, ALP Cairns Branch, 1928 - 1 Jan 1947

Local Government Service: Alderman, Cairns City Council, 1938 to 1947

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly ALP Cairns 3 May 1947 19 May 1956 Did not contest

Additional Information

Notes: Deputy Chairman, Queensland Ambulance Transport Brigade. Northern representative, Broadcasting Advisory Commission. Member: Cairns Hospital Board (10 years); Far North Queensland Rowing Association; Cairns Regional Electricity Board; Mulgrave Water Authority Board; and Cairns Jockey Club. Vice-President, Cairns Rugby League Club. Chairman, North Queensland Local Authorities Association. Mr Crowley was a consistent advocate for the far northern part of this state and for the promotion of mining development in the northern part of the state. He sought better road communications, closer settlement and decentralisation of industry. He was also a strong advocate for the expansion of the northern sugar industry

[Last Modified: Tuesday, 20 June 2017]