John Rhatigan, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


John Rhatigan

Australian politician

Date of Birth: 18-Jun-1907

Place of Birth: Warmun Community, Western Australia, Australia

Date of Death: 09-Nov-1970

Profession: politician

Nationality: Australia

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About John Rhatigan

  • John Joseph "Jack" Rhatigan (18 June 1907 – 9 November 1970) was an Australian politician who was a Labor Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia from 1953 to 1968, representing the seat of Kimberley. Rhatigan was born in Turkey Creek (now known as Warmun), a small inland community in Western Australia's Kimberley region.
  • His father was a stockman.
  • Rhatigan was sent away to be educated, boarding at Christian Brothers' College, Perth, but returned to the Kimberley after leaving school.
  • He joined the Department of Native Affairs in 1946, having earlier worked as a stockman, linesman, drover, and cattle station manager.
  • From 1949, Rhatigan served as the district officer for the entire East Kimberley region, and was based in Broome.
  • He resigned to contest the 1953 Kimberley by-election, which had been caused by the death of the sitting Labor member, Aubrey Coverley.
  • Rhatigan was successful, becoming the first member for Kimberley born in the region, and went on to hold the seat until his defeat at the 1968 state election.
  • He died just over two years later.

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