Maurice Hynes

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The Hon
Maurice Hynes
Portrait of the Honourable Maurice Patrick Hynes - Queensland politician.jpg
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Townsville
In office
12 May 1923 – 27 March 1939
Preceded by William Green
Succeeded by George Keyatta
Personal details
Born Maurice Patrick Hynes
(1886-09-29)29 September 1886
Mackay, Queensland, Australia
Died 27 March 1939(1939-03-27) (aged 52)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Resting place Toowong Cemetery
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Spouse(s) Margaret Josephine Hennessey (m.1907 d.1964)
Occupation Trade union organiser, labourer

Maurice Patrick "Mossy"[1] Hynes (29 September 1886 – 27 March 1939) was an Australian politician. He was the Labor member for Townsville in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland from 1923 to 1939. He was also Secretary of Labour and Industry from 1932 to 1939 in William Forgan Smith's government.[2]

Hynes died in 1939. He was accorded a state funeral[3] which proceeded from St Stephen's Cathedral to the Toowong Cemetery.[4]


  1. ^ Hynes, Maurice Patrick (1885–1939)Australian Dictionary of Biography. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "DEATH OF MINISTER FOR LABOUR". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane: National Library of Australia. 28 March 1939. p. 3. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  4. ^ Hynes, Maurice Patrick — Brisbane City Council Grave Location Search. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
William Green
Member for Townsville
Succeeded by
George Keyatta