John FitzPatrick

  • Born 24 April 1915 in Broken Hill, New South Wales
  • Died 28 July 1997
  • Married Myrtle Creasy; one son and two daughters
  • Boilermaker, Secretary of the Barrier Industrial Council (Broken Hill)
  • Labor Member for Darling 1969-77
  • Member of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs 1973-74
  • Member of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Publications 1976-80
  • Member of the Joint Standing Committee on the Northern Territory 1973-75
  • Fellow Labor MP Lionel Bowen said of him in a valedictory speech: “John FitzPatrick is a delightful person and a very great friend. He is a real gentleman, yet he represents a pretty tough arena when we talk about the Barrier Industrial Council in Broken Hill. To be Secretary of it means that you have really got to have a lot of talent, ability and understanding.”
Cristy Houghton