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Michael Woods (Australian politician)

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Preceded by  John Newell
Nationality  Australian
Succeeded by  Ted Theodore
Political party  Independent Opposition
Michael Woods (Australian politician)
Full Name  Michael Joyce Reginald Woods
Other political affiliations  Labour, Ministerial, Opposition
Spouse(s)  Bridget Pickering (m.1879 d.1884), Deborah Ann Gilbert (m.1888 d.1902)
Died  12 November 1934, Brisbane, Australia
Resting place  Balmoral Cemetery, Brisbane

Michael Joyce Reginald "Mick" Woods (1857 - 12 November 1934) was a member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly.



Woods was born in Parramatta, New South Wales, the son of the Michael Woods and his wife Sarah (née McCreah). He was educated in Goulburn and he spent all his working life in the railways.

On the 12th August 1879 he married Bridget Pickering at Dalby and together had three sons. Bridget died in 1884 and four years later, on the 23rd July 1888, Woods married Deborah Ann Gilbert (died 1902) and together had three sons and three daughters. He died in Brisbane in November of 1934 and his funeral proceeded from his daughter's residence in Bulimba to the Balmoral Cemetery.

Public life

Woods started out in Queensland state politics as a member of the Labour Party, but in 1907 he switched to the Ministerialists for six months, then the Opposition Party for three months before rejoining the Ministerialists in February of 1908. For his last year in parliament he sat as an independent Opposition member.

In 1902 he won the seat of Woothakata. He held the seat until he was defeated by future Queensland Premier, Ted Theodore in 1909.


Michael Woods (Australian politician) Wikipedia

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