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Sir John Emanuel Mackey

07 August 1863 (Sandhurst, Victoria)
06 April 1924
David, horse dealer, and Mary Ann Moore, both b. Ireland

Religion: Presbyterian

Marital Status: 1902 Stella Watson Bates, d. of William Bates MLA 1868-1874; 3s. 2d.

Self-taught reading and writing; did not attend school until 13

Worked in Bendigo printery; at 18 compositor with Mason, Firth & McCutcheon, Melbourne; matriculated 1883, paid for university studies by working at Government Printing Office and as tutor; LLB, MA, Melbourne University, won Wyselaskie scholarship, Bowen essay prize, Cobden Club medal; called to Bar 1890; tutor and lecturer Melbourne University, acting professor of logic and mental and moral philosophy 1895, lecturer in equity from 1900; lectured in classics and history for five years at Workingmen's College; Kt 1921; member Melbourne University Council 1913-1924; trustee Public Library 1912-1924; member pro-conscription Grand Council; free trade supporter; campaigned for Federation; chairman MCG trustees 1907.

Barrister and lecturer

Liberal Party
Economy Party
HouseElectorateStart End
Legislative AssemblyGippsland West1 October 19021 April 1924

*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.
Inaugural Speech

References: Who's Who in Australia 1912-1922; Victoria, 'Parliamentary Debates' 29 Apr 1924, 3367-72; Melbourne Punch 8 June 1905, 13 Dec 1917, 23 Sept 1920; Leader 25 Aug 1906; Argus 7 Apr 1924

Data Source: Browne, G, 'Biographical Register of the Victorian Parliament 1900-84', 1985

Last updated: 16th May 2019