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Sir Thomas Karran Maltby

Thomas Karran Maltby

Born
17 October 1890 (Barnadown, Victoria)
Died
02 June 1976 (Geelong. Footscray cemetery)
Parents
Thomas Karran, storekeeper, b. Isle of Man, and Agnes Fascher
Marriage
29 Jan 1913 Eliza Margaret McDonald; 1s. 2d.
Occupation
Estate agent
Religion
Presbyterian
Education
State schools, Bendigo, left school at 11
Career
Newsboy and shop messenger; trucker Bendigo gold mines; farm worker three years; labourer Melbourne Tramways 1909; engine driver CSR 1911; joined citizen militia, commission 1912; Australian Imperial Force 1915-1919, 5th battalion, captain, wounded twice, mentioned in dispatches 1918; served WWII 1940-1943. AA, Quartermaster-General, major; storekeeper Drysdale 1919-1922; estate agent, Geelong 1922-1941; founding president East Geelong Progress Association; president Geelong RSL; secretary Geelong Markets Pty Ltd 1929, gained control of the firm early 1940s; business consultant to various firms; Kt 1949; visited USSR 1955.;
Party
Nationalist
 
United Australia Party
 
Liberal Party
 
Liberal Country Party
Party Note
Whip 1929-1930, secretary 1930-1934; Country-Liberal group 1936-1937; general secretary United Australia Party 1943, Liberal; Macfarlan supporter 1945; Liberal Country Party
House
Electorate
Start
End
MLA
Barwon
1st Jul 1929
(b/e)
1st Apr 1955
 
MLA
Geelong
1st May 1955
 
1st Jun 1961
 

*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
Geelong 1924. Minister without Portfolio July 1934-Mar 1935.
Appointments
Minister of Lands and of Forests Mar-Apr 1935, Chief Secretary, Deputy Premier and Minister of Electrical Undertakings 2 Oct-21 Nov 1945, Minister of Electrical Undertakings and of Mines 19-27 June 1950, Minister of Housing June 1955, Minister of Public Works June 1955-July 1961. Speaker Dec 1947-Apr 1950. Chairman of Committees Nov 1945-Dec 1946. Public Works committee 1945.
References
Who's Who in Australia 1933-1974; Victoria, 'Parliamentary Debates' 18 Apr 1961. 3098-107, 3 June 1976, 1856-61; Age 12 Apr 1961; Geelong Advertiser 12 Apr 1961, 3 June 1976; SNP 3 June 1976; personal information
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)