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Keyatta, George

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Birth Date: 20 December 1895 (Townsville, Queensland, Australia)

Death Date: 25 August 1962 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Gabriel Annick Keyatta and Annie (nee Sorotti)

Family: Emily Mary McMenamin in 1947

Education: Townsville West State School; St Mary's Convent School

Religion: Roman Catholic


Painter and wharf labourer

Local Government Service: Alderman, Townsville City Council, 1929 to 1935

Military Service: Served in 2nd AIF, 7th Training Battalion, 1941

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly ALP Townsville 27 May 1939 28 May 1960 Did not contest

Additional Information

Notes: Interests included cycling, swimming and football; Member, Townsville Harbour Board, 1935 to 1960; Member, Agricultural, Pastoral and Industrial Association since 1928; Member, Townsville Sports Ground Reserve Committee; Life Member, Townsville Rugby Football League; Life Member and Trustee, Townsville branch of the ANA; Vice-President, Queensland branch of the Australia-Russia Association, 1941 to 1944; Past President, HACBS for the St Joseph's branch in Townsville; President, Townsville Amateur Cycling Club; Past Trustee and Executive Member, Townsville branch of the Waterside Workers Federation of Australia

Sources: Alexander, Joseph A, Who's Who in Australia XVIIth Edition, 1962; Waterson, DB and John Arnold, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1930-1980, (Canberra: ANU Press, 1982)

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