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Mackay, George Hugh

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Birth Date: 20 March 1872 (Copperfield, Clermont, Queensland, Australia)

Death Date: 5 November 1961 (Gympie, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Hugh Mackay and Jane (nee Baird)

Family: Edith Ann Heard on 23 September 1896 at Clermont, 2 sons, 1 daughter

Education: Clermont and Bundaberg State Schools

Religion: Presbyterian


Apprentice chemist; Printer, 'Peak Downs Telegram'; Foreman and managing editor, 'Peak Downs Telegram'; Bookseller, Clermont; Newsagent, NSW; Auctioneer, Gympie, c.1905

Local Government Service: Alderman, Clermont, 1899; Mayor of Clermont, 1900 to 1902; Alderman, Gympie, 1911; Mayor of Gympie, 1917

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly MIN Gympie 27 Apr 1912 22 May 1915

Other Seats: Member of the House of Representatives (Federal), LILLEY, Qld, 5 May 1917 to 7 August 1934; Speaker (Federal) 17 February 1932 to 17 August 1934; Parliamentary delegate to Canada, 1928

Additional Information

Notes: Patron, Gympie and Nundah Bowling Clubs

Publications: GH Mackay, A summarry of the history of the Gympie Presbyterian Church (1952)

Sources: Image courtesy of National Library of Australia, ID: 23474355 ; 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); Hughes, Colin A and BD Graham, Voting for the House of Representatives 1890-1964, (Canberra: ANU, Department of Political Science, 1974)

[Last Modified: Tuesday, 22 August 2017]