John Arthur Fihelly
|25th Treasurer of Queensland|
9 March 1920 – 8 February 1922
|Preceded by||Ted Theodore|
|Succeeded by||Ted Theodore|
|Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
27 April 1912 – 7 February 1922
|Preceded by||New seat|
|Succeeded by||Alfred Jones|
7 November 1882|
Timoleague, County Cork, Ireland
|Died||2 March 1945
|Resting place||Toowong Cemetery|
|Political party||Labor Party|
|Spouse(s)||Marguerite Agnes Murphy|
|Relations||Peter Murphy (father-in-law)|
|Occupation||Agent-General, Journalist, Public servant, Rugby league Administrator|
|Rugby union career|
John Arthur Fihelly (7 November 1882 – 2 March 1945) was a rugby union player who represented Australia, a rugby league player, a founder of the Queensland rugby league, and a Labor Party politician.
Fihelly, a flanker, was born in Timoleague, County Cork, Ireland and claimed 1 international rugby cap for Australia. He was one of rugby league football's founding players in Brisbane, being selected to represent Queensland during the 1907–08 New Zealand rugby tour of Australia and Great Britain against the visiting "All Blacks" in what were the first games of rugby league football ever played in Queensland. In 1908 he travelled to Britain on the first Kangaroo tour as assistant manager.
Fihelly was elected as the Labor member for Paddington in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland in 1912 and held several ministerial roles including Attorney-General until his resignation in 1922.
- Fihelly, John Arthur (1882–1945) — Australian Dictionary of Biography
- "Scrum.com player profile of Jack Fihelly". Scrum.com. Retrieved 12 July 2010.
- "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
- "Funeral notices.". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane: National Library of Australia. 5 March 1945. p. 6. Retrieved 6 January 2015.
- Fihelly John Arthur Archived 8 June 2012 at the Wayback Machine. — Brisbane City Council Grave Location Search. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
|Treasurer of Queensland
|Parliament of Queensland|
|New seat||Member for Paddington
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