Matthew Keeffe

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Matthew Keefe
StateLibQld 1 65035 Toowoomba Mayor Mathew Keeffe, 1900.jpg
Matthew Keefe in 1900.
Born Kilkenny, Ireland
Died 22 March 1924
Maryvale, Queensland

Matthew Keefe (died 1924) was a hotel manager, policeman and farmer who was elected mayor of Toowoomba, Queensland in 1900. Born in Kilkenny, Ireland, he emigrated to Queensland during the 1870s and joined the Queensland Police in 1879, becoming a sergeant before retiring in 1889 in Toowoomba. He then entered the hotel business, and was elected as an alderman for the Toowoomba City Council from 1896–1901, serving as mayor in 1900. He died on 22 March 1924 at Maryvale, Queensland, where he had taken up agriculture.[1]

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  1. ^ "Keeffe, Matthew". Toowoomba Regional Council. Retrieved 22 February 2011.