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Beirne, Thomas Charles

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Birth Date: 9 September 1860 (Ballymacurly, Roscommon, Ireland)

Death Date: 21 April 1949 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: John Beirne and Catherine (nee Callaghan)

Family: Annie Kavanagh on 11 April 1887 at Dublin, 4 sons, 6 daughters

Education: Franciscan School, Faraher, Ireland

Religion: Roman Catholic


Drapery apprentice, Strokestown, 1874; Director, Australian Mutual Providential Society, 1916-1936; Brisbane Chamber of Commerce; Warden, Queensland University, 1928-1941

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Council NONE Legislative Council 27 Jul 1905 23 Mar 1922 Council Abolished

Additional Information

Notes: President, Brisbane Traders' Association. Founder of T.C. Beirne Company, Drapers and General Providers. One of the few millionaires of his time, in Australia

Publications: The Life Story of T.C. Beirne' (Brisbane, 1947)

Sources: Image courtesy of John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Neg:93804; Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)

[Last Modified: Wednesday, 7 November 2018]