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McLachlan, Peter Alfred

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Birth Date: 23 September 1867 (Dundee, Scotland)

Death Date: 27 October 1929 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Andrew McLachlan

Family: (2) Mary Donnelly, (1) Ms Tregear in 1892

Education: Gympie Catholic school

Religion: Roman Catholic


Apprentice printer, 'Gympie Times' and 'Eidsvold Register'; Journeyman, Queensland Government Printing Office

Local Government Service: Alderman, Brisbane, 1921-1924

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly ALP Fortitude Valley 5 Feb 1908 27 Apr 1912
Assembly ALP Merthyr 22 May 1915 9 Oct 1920
Assembly ALP Merthyr 15 May 1923 11 May 1929

Additional Information

Notes: Member, Chamber of Commerce; President, Queensland Typographical Association; Secretary, Central Queensland branches Queensland Turf Association, Queensland Irish Association, Hibernian Australian Catholic Benefit Society; President, Brisbane Associated Friendly Society Dispensary, Merthyr Workers' Political Organisation

Sources: Image courtesy of National Library of Australia, Image No: BCC-B120-32485; Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001); Hughes, Colin A and BD Graham, Voting for the Queensland Legislative Assembly 1890-1964, (Canberra: ANU, Department of Political Science, 1974)

[Last Modified: Tuesday, 29 August 2017]