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Dufficy, John Joseph (Jack)

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Birth Date: 2 November 1901 (Byrnestown, Queensland, Australia)

Death Date: 6 November 1969 (Charleville, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: John Dufficy and Mary (nee Lyons)

Family: Gloria Williamsen on 5 July 1956

Education: Gayndah State School

Religion: Roman Catholic


Worked in rural activities - farming, railway works, timber and cane cutting; Official, AWU, 1929; Union organiser: Childers, 1929; Rockhampton, 1931; Maryborough, 1931 to 1935; Ayr, 1935; Bundaberg, 1936 to 1940; Rockhampton and Mount Morgan, 1940 to 1941; Secretary, South-West District, 1941; Member, Queensland Executive, AWU, 1941 to 1951

Party Positions:

  1. (ALP) Chairman, Government Lands Committee
  2. (ALP) Parliamentary representative, Queensland Central Executive, 1956 - 1962
  3. (ALP) Member, Parliamentary Executive, 1957 - 1966

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly ALP Warrego 3 Mar 1951 17 May 1969 Did not contest

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Shadow Spokesman for Land Administration Aug 1957

Additional Information

Notes: Member, Royal Commission on Pastoral Lands, 1950 to 1951; Delegate, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference, Nairobi, Kenya, 1954

Sources: The Courier-Mail, 'Former Labor MP dies at Charleville', 7 Nov 1969, p. 3

[Last Modified: Thursday, 22 June 2017]