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Brosnan, Michael Timothy

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Birth Date: 5 December 1907 (Winton, Queensland, Australia)

Death Date: 20 July 1966 (Stafford, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Michael Brosnan and Edith Elizabeth (nee Kettle)

Family: Merle Isabel Adeline Cutlack on 18 January 1933, 1 son

Religion: Roman Catholic


Licensee, Royal Mail Hotel, Tewantin, Queensland; Publican, South Australia; Licensee, Sunnybank Hotel, Brisbane; Licensee, Central Hotel, Townsville; Licensee, Carlton Hotel, Queen Street, Brisbane, 1950 to 1957; Organiser, Electrical Trades Union, 1944 to 1950; Electrical fitter and mechanic, Tramway Department, Brisbane City Council, 1928 to 1944; Apprentice electrical fitter and mechanic, Tramway Department, Brisbane City Council, 1928

Party Positions:

  1. (ALP) Member, ALP Industrial Groups Executive
  2. (ALP) Member, Queensland ALP Executive Committee, 1953 - 1956
  3. (ALP) Delegate, Queensland Central Executive, 1953 - 1956
  4. (ALP) Queensland delegate to the federal ALP conference, 1956

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly ALP Fortitude Valley 18 Nov 1950 26 Apr 1957 By-election
Assembly QLP Fortitude Valley 26 Apr 1957 3 Aug 1957

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Delegate, General Conference of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Ottawa, Canada Sep 1952

Additional Information

Notes: President, Electrical Trades Union (Queensland branch), 1950 to 1954; Queensland Delegate, ETU Federal Council. Representative of the ETU, Trades and Labour Council, the state ALP and the Trades Union Congress conference. He visited the USA as a sponsored 'industrialist' under the Smith-Mundt Act in 1952. Member: Valley Rugby League Club; Tattersall's Bowling Club; and the South Brisbane Sailing Club. At the 1952 Commonwealth Parliamentary Association general conference, Mr Brosnan had the unique honour of representing all Australian parliaments

Sources: Queensland Parliamentary Debates, Motion of Condolence, First session of the 38th Parliament, Vol. 243, 4 Aug 1966, pp. 20-24; Courier-Mail, 'Mr Mick Brosnan dies, 58', 21 July 1966; Waterson, DB and John Arnold, Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1930-1980, (Canberra: ANU Press, 1982); Dawson, Archie, Points and Politics: A History of the Electrical Trades Union of Queensland (Brisbane: Colonial Press, 1977) 

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