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Martin Hannah

Martin Hannah

Born
28 February 1865 (Whroo, Victoria)
Died
27 March 1953 (Parkville. Coburg cemetery)
Parents
James Smith, miner, and Elizabeth Irving, both b. Scotland
Marriage
(1) c1886 Elizabeth Ann May; 2s. 2d.; (2) c1921 Jane Elizabeth Satchell
Occupation
Bricklayer and union official
Religion
Presbyterian
Education
Country schools
Career
Alluvial miner; timber worker at Murchison; apprentice bricklayer, Melbourne; after land crash went to Western Australia, organised unemployment conference; returned to Vic., organised building workers strike 1906; secretary Bricklayers Society, Buildling Trades Vigilance committee; president Trades Hall Council, Vic. Socialist League; chairman fed. Tariff Conference of Trades; founding member Women's Suffrage League; advocate for Aust. forestry; organised exhibition of Australian timber May 1918; Orangeman.;
Party
Labour
 
Australian Labor Party
Party Note
First president Political Labor Council, fed. conference delegate, expelled 1910 over membership of Commonwealth Protectionist League, readmitted, lost endorsement 1920 and expelled after winning seat as Independent Labor
House
Electorate
Start
End
MLA
Railway Officers
1st Jun 1904
 
1st Nov 1906
Resigned
MLA
Collingwood
1st Dec 1908
 
1st Aug 1921
Defeated

*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.

Other seats contested
Bourke (fed.) 1901, Melbourne 1902, Bourke (fed.) 1903, Prahran 1907, Batman (fed.) 1922, Brighton (b/e) 1928
Appointments
Minister without Portfolio Dec 1913. Railways Electrification committee 1912. Royal commission Brick Manufacturing 1913-1914 (chairman).
References
Tocsin 23 June 1904; Melbourne Punch 6 Dec 1906; Herald 27 Mar 1953; Age 28 Mar 1953; Recorder Dec 1976
Initial Data Source
Browne, G, 'Biographical Register of the Victorian Parliament 1900-84', 1985
Last Update
Array (last date the record was checked and updated)