Andrew Kelly (Australian politician)

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Andrew Kelly
Member of the New South Wales Parliament
for Electoral district of West Sydney
In office
17 June 1891 – 25 June 1894
Serving with Thomas Davis (1891-1894)
George Black (1891-1894)
John FitzGerald (1891-1894)
Preceded by Daniel O'Connor
Succeeded by Seat Abolished
Member of the New South Wales Parliament
for Electoral district of Sydney-Denison
In office
3 July 1901 – 16 July 1904
Preceded by Sir Matthew Harris
Succeeded by Seat Abolished
Member of the New South Wales Parliament
for Electoral district of Lachlan
In office
6 August 1904 – 3 September 1913
Preceded by James Carroll
Succeeded by Thomas Brown
Personal details
Born (1854-01-01)1 January 1854
Dublin, Ireland
Died 3 September 1913(1913-09-03) (aged 59)
Sydney, New South Wales
Political party Australian Labor Party
Occupation Drayman, Publican

Andrew Joseph Kelly (1 January 1854 – 3 September 1913) was an Australian Labor Party politician who served as Member for Lachlan in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly from 1891 to 1913.


Andrew Kelly was born in Dublin in 1854 and went to sea at a young age. He worked for a period as a wharf labourer in Liverpool, England and also served in the United States Navy for 3 years. He settled in Sydney in 1881, where he worked again as a wharf labourer. He was active in the Wharf Labourers Union, and participated in the 1882 strike. He later worked as a drayman and helped to establish the Trolley and Draymen's Union. He served as president of the union during a strike in 1890. He was elected President of the Sydney Trades and Labour Council in 1889. He was also active in local government, serving as alderman on Sydney City Council from 1900 to 1906 and 1909 to 1913. From 1895 to 1899 he worked as publican of the Exchange Hotel in West Wyalong.

Parliamentary Career[edit]

Andrew Kelly was a foundation member of the Australian Labor Party and served as Member for West Sydney from 1891 to 1894, Member for Sydney-Denison from 1901 to 1904 and Member for Lachlan from 1904 until his death in 1913.[1]


  1. ^ "Mr Andrew Joseph Kelly (1854 - 1913)". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
Parliament of New South Wales
Preceded by
Daniel O'Connor
Member for West Sydney
Served alongside: John FitzGerald
George Black
Thomas Davis
Succeeded by
Seat Abolished
Preceded by
Sir Matthew Harris
Member for Sydney-Denison
Succeeded by
Seat Abolished
Preceded by
James Carroll
Member for Lachlan
Succeeded by
Thomas Brown