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McDonnell, Francis (Frank)

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Birth Date: 24 January 1863 (Ennis, County Clare, Ireland)

Death Date: 26 November 1928 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: James McDonnell and Elizabeth (nee Bradish)

Family: Mary Heffernan on 31 December 1890 in Brisbane, 4 sons, 3 daughters

Education: Ennis Christian Brothers School

Religion: Roman Catholic


Draper; established McDonnell and East, 1901; Organiser, Shop Assistants Early Closing Union; Member, Queensland University Senate, 1910 to 1922; Secretary, Queensland Parliamentary Labor Party; Director, Hibernian Newspaper Co, 'Catholic Advocate'

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly ALP Fortitude Valley 21 Mar 1896 18 May 1907
Council NONE Legislative Council 3 Jul 1907 23 Mar 1922 Council Abolished

Additional Information

Notes: Trustee, Trades Hall

Sources: Image courtesy of John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Neg: 86881; Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)