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Carroll, Robert Joseph

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Birth Date: 16 June 1877 (Dublin, Ireland)

Death Date: 7 February 1940 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Robert Carroll

Family: Edith Maude Robinson on 28 March 1904 at Capetown South Africa, 2 sons and 1 daughter

Education: St. Joseph's College, Brisbane

Religion: Agnostic


Apprentice marine engineer, Australian United Steam Navigation Co. Ltd.; Engineer, Natal railway, Kimberley Transvaal mines; Organiser, Amalgamated Engineering Union for Northern and Central Queensland, 1913; State organiser, Australian Labor Party

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Council ALP Legislative Council 19 Feb 1920 23 Mar 1922 Council Abolished

Additional Information

Notes: Robert Carroll requested his body to be donated to the University of Queensland medical school. Contested the Senate, 1934. Imprisoned for sedition for opposing conscription, 1919. Secretary, Queensland Central Executive, 1937. Director, Labour Daily Newspaper Co., 1918 to 1936. Member, Bureau of Industry and Queensland Ambulance Transport Brigade. University of Queensland senate, 1920 to 1940

Sources: Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001); Murphy, DJ, 'Carroll, Robert Joseph (1877-1940)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, V.7, Melbourne University Press, 1979, pp.573-574