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Skirving, Alexander

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Birth Date: 1868 (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Death Date: 28 June 1935 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Alexander Skirving and Mary Ann (nee Hunt)

Family: Isabella Hyland on 20 March 1907, 1 son

Education: Kangaroo Point State School

Religion: Presbyterian


Apprentice lithographer; Secretary, Hairdressers' Union; President, Queensland Industrial Council, 1914-1916

Local Government Service: Alderman, Brisbane City Council, 1931-1935

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Council ALP Legislative Council 18 Aug 1919 23 Mar 1922 Council Abolished

Additional Information

Notes: Member, Brisbane Hospital and Water Boards; Member, Independent Order of Good Templars

Sources: Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001); Hughes, Colin A and BD Graham, Voting for the Queensland Legislative Assembly 1890-1964, (Canberra: ANU, Department of Political Science, 1974)

[Last Modified: Tuesday, 8 August 2017]