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Frawley, Desmond John (Des)

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Birth Date: 23 September 1924 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Death Date: 23 May 1996 (Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Stanley John Frawley and Alice Mary (nee Campbell)

Family: Laurel Irene Orford on 9 December 1944, 3 sons

Education: Virginia State School; St Columban's College; Brisbane Grammar School

Religion: Roman Catholic


Company owner, Frawley Motors, from 1967; Lift mechanic, Otis Elevator Co Brisbane; Worker, Snowy Mountains Scheme, 1956

Local Government Service: Alderman, Redcliffe City Council, 1967 to 1972

Military Service: RAAF, 1942 to 1946

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly CN Murrumba 27 May 1972 12 Nov 1977
Assembly CN Caboolture 12 Nov 1977 22 Oct 1983 Did not contest

Additional Information

Notes: Life Member, Queensland Amateur Athletics Association; Member, Redcliffe Trotting Club; Patron, Queensland Veterans Athletics Association; Queensland decathlon champion, 1949 to 1952; Queensland pentathlon champion, 1951 to 1952

Sources: Image sourced from the collection of the Queensland Parliamentary Library and Research Service; Dawson, Archie, Points and Politics: A History of the Electrical Trades Union of Queensland, Edited by Denis Murphy (Colonial Press, 1977); Peninsula Post, 'Man of commitment to sport', 30 May 1996; Redcliffe Bayside Herald, 'Des headed the field', 5 June 1996

[Last Modified: Tuesday, 4 July 2017]