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Whyte, Patrick James (Paddy)

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Birth Date: 14 October 1894 (Mount Morgan, Queensland, Australia)

Death Date: 16 October 1977 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Andrew Patrick Whyte and Mary (nee O'Sullivan)

Family: Alice May Donnelly on 14 May 1932, 1 daughter

Education: Mount Perry State School; Mount Morgan Convent School

Religion: Roman Catholic


Engine driver, Queensland Railways, Emerald, 1920; Employee, Queensland Institute of Technology

Party Positions:

  1. (ALP) President, Emerald Branch, ALP

Local Government Service: Councillor, Emerald Shire Council

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly ALP Mackenzie 29 Apr 1950 19 May 1956

Additional Information

Notes: President, Emerald Hospital Board; Founder, Emerald Cooperative Store; Representative, Australian Federated Union of Locomotive Employees. In his address-in-reply speech, Mr Whyte complained about the lack of accommodation in Brisbane for country members. He suggested a committee be formed to investigate the issue. He said, 'Country people are not getting what they should get when they come to Brisbane and something should be done about it'

Sources: Lack, Clem, Three Decades of Queensland Political History, 1929-1960 (Brisbane: Government Printer, 1962)

[Last Modified: Wednesday, 12 July 2017]