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Coburn, Arthur

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Birth Date: 13 July 1897 (Ravenswood, Queensland, Australia)

Death Date: 29 August 1969 (Ayr, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: William Coburn and Sarah Ann (nee Wood)

Family: Mildred Gist on 29 Dec 1926

Education: Ravenswood State School

Religion: Methodist

Career

Schoolmaster, Maidavale State School, 1924 to 1950; Correspondent, Ayr Advocate and Home Hill Observer, from 1923; Pupil teacher from 1911: taught Mundingburra, Ayr, Bowman and East Brisbane state schools


Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly IND Burdekin 29 Apr 1950 17 May 1969 Did not contest

Additional Information

Notes: President, Lower Burdekin Branch, Queensland Teachers Union; Founder, Methodist Eisteddfod Movement, 1931; Advocate, Burdekin Dam project. Chairman: Ayr Hospital Board; Services Comforts Fund. Past Master, Fuller Masonic Lodge. Office bearer, Manchester Unity Independent Order of Odd Fellows ; Representative, local Temperance League

Sources: Waterson, DB and John Arnold, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1930-1980, (Canberra: ANU Press, 1982); Queensland Parliamentary Debates, First session of the 39th Parliament, Vol. 251,  pp. 190-192

[Last Modified: Friday, 4 August 2017]