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Martin Hannah (1865–1953)

from Herald

Mr Martin Hannah, former MLA for Collingwood, died in Royal Melbourne Hospital today at the aged of 88, after a short illness.

His enthusiasm in forestry and for Australian timbers cost him a £9 fine in 1935.

During the Centenary celebrations he set up a bark hut in Little Collins Street, to hold a one-man show of timbers.

He boiled his "billy tea" in an open fireplace to give visitors "a taste of bush life."

The court found him guilty of having erected a building not approved by the City Surveyor and having lit a fire within 50 ft. of a building.

Mr Hannah was an Honorary Minister in Victoria's first Labor government — the Elmslie Government, which lasted 13 days in 1913.

Mr Hannah, who lived in Blair Street, Coburg, is survived by his widow, two sons, and two daughters.

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Life Summary [details]


28 February, 1865
Whroo, Victoria, Australia


27 March, 1953 (aged 88)
Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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