Bourke, John Peter

Born 30 June 1901 (Chiltern, Victoria)
Died 19 October 1970. (Fitzroy. New Cheltenham cemetery)
Parents: William Richard, schoolteacher, and Mary Anne Clancy
Marriage: 4 April 1931 Anastasia Maud Mulcahy
Occupation: Barrister
Religion: Catholic
Education: Christian Brothers College East Melbourne, St Kevin's College, Melbourne University, LLB, MA

Career: Journalist with Herald while studying law; called to Vic. Bar 1925, admitted to New South Wales and Tasmania Bar; counsel in Sodeman case 1935-1936; QC 1954; County Court judge and chairman General Sessions 1959-1967. Committee member St Kilda Football Club.

Party: Australian Labor Party

House Electorate Start *   End *  
MLASt Kilda6 December 1952 27 May 1955Defeated

Other seats contested: St Kilda 1950
Publications: Author of Liquor Laws of Vic. 1951, co-author Criminal Law 1959, Police Defenses Act 1959, Maintenance, Custody and Adoption 1962, Insanity and Injustice 1969
References: Who's Who in Australia 1955-1968; Herald 12 Oct 1954, 19 Oct 1970
Initial data source: Browne, G, 'Biographical Register of the Victorian Parliament 1900-84', 1985
Last update: 1985 (last date the record was checked and updated)

*The Start date for Members elected after 1900 is the date they were elected. The start date for pre-1900 Members is the date they were sworn in.