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Michael (Mick) Burke (c. 1864–1937)

Mr. Michael Burke, a former member of the Legislative Assembly, died yesterday at the age of 72 years. First elected to Parliament in 1917— as the member for Belmore, he later was a member for Sydney under the proportional representation system from 1920 to 1922, and again from 1925 to 1927, after which he was returned for Phillip from 1927 to 1930. For 17 years Mr. Burke was an alderman of the City Council, while he was for many years associated with the United Laborers' Union, of which he was an organiser. A life-long Labor man, he was well known and highly respected in political, industrial and civic circles. He is survived by a widow and an adult family, to whom deep sympathy will be extended. The funeral will be conducted privately.

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'Burke, Michael (Mick) (c. 1864–1937)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 19 July 2024.

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c. 1864
Bansha, Tipperary, Ireland


5 July, 1937 (aged ~ 73)
Summer Hill, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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