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Hanson, Martin (Marty)

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Birth Date: 2 July 1923 (Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia)

Death Date: 20 February 1976 (South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Martin Hanson and Margaret (nee Lynch)

Family: Mary Elizabeth Hanlon on 3 February 1951, 3 sons, 3 daughters

Education: St Joseph's College, Nudgee; Dentistry student, University of Queensland

Religion: Roman Catholic


Owner, Grand Hotel Gladstone, 1945 to 1963

Party Positions:

  1. (ALP) Campaign Director, Port Curtis Electorate, 1947 - 1960

Military Service: Served in RAAF, 1942 to 1945

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly ALP Port Curtis 1 Jun 1963 19 Feb 1976

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Shadow Minister for Mines and Energy and Primary Industry 1975 1976
Member, Parliamentary Buildings Committee 1975 1976
Member, Overseas Parliamentary Delegation to Japan and South-East Asia 1975
Shadow Minister for Mines and Electricity 1972 1975
Member, Parliamentary Refreshment Rooms Committee 1963 1972

Additional Information

Notes: Interests include horseracing, fishing and squash; Member, Gladstone Harbour Board from 1945 to 1964, chairman from 1949 to 1958; Member: Gladstone Bowling Club, Gladstone Cricket Club, Brisbane Amateur Turf Club, Queensland Turf Club, and Albion Park Trotting Club

Sources: Image sourced from the collection of the Queensland Parliamentary Library and Research Service; Waterson, DB and John Arnold, Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1930-1980, (Canberra: ANU Press, 1982); Brochure for the 2005 Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards and Exhibition, Gladstone Regional Art Gallery Museum; Gladstone Observer, `Crowd at church service for Marty', 24 February 1976, pp1-2; Gladstone Observer, `Marty Dies: Tributes pour in for local MLA', 21 February 1976; Hughes, Colin A and Graham, BD, Voting for the Queensland Legislative Assembly 1890-1964, (Canberra: ANU, Department of Political Science, 1974)

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