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Plunkett, Thomas

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Birth Date: April 1840 (Arrigal, County Meath, Ireland)

Death Date: 2 September 1913 (Sandgate, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: John Plunkett and Catherine (nee Flood)

Family: Maria Ryan in Brisbane on 2 May 1866, 4 sons, 4 daughters

Education: Educated privately and at the local school

Religion: Roman Catholic

Relationship to Politician: Father of Thomas Flood Plunkett, Member for Albert 1929 to 1950 and Darlington 1950 to 1957


Farmer,'Waterford', Logan, 1866; Acquired land at Tambourine and 2000 acres at Kerry and Logan Village, from 1870; Store keeper

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly MIN Albert 17 May 1888 21 Mar 1896
Assembly OPP Albert 18 Mar 1899 5 Feb 1908

Additional Information

Notes: Member, Colonists' Anti-Convention Bill League, campaigned against Federation, fearing economic domination by NSW and Victoria; President, Southport Horticultural Society

Sources: Image courtesy of John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Neg: 21704

[Last Modified: Thursday, 31 August 2017]