History Resources - Members of Parliament

John Moresby Quintal

John Moresby Quintal

Surname: QUINTAL

Given Names: John Moresby

Title and Honours: Mr


Date and Place of Birth: 2 January 1884 - Hobart, Tasmania

Date of Death: 5 April 1961 - Launceston, Tasmania



House of Assembly: 23 September 1942

Electorate: Bass

Party: ALP

Positions Held:

Date of Departure: 23 November 1946

Reason for Departure: Defeated.


Elected by recount on death of T.H. Davies. Direct descendant of Bounty mutineers, believed to be first such to enter any Australian parliament.

House of Assembly Long Room Picture: 456

House of Assembly Long Room Picture Number indicates each Member's position in the photographic record.

Source: Parliament of Tasmania Members Biographical Database, Tasmanian Parliamentary Library.

Additional Reference Material:

A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics, 1890-1964 [by] Colin A. Hughes and B. D. Graham. Canberra, ANU Press, 1968. Biographical Register of the Tasmanian Parliament, 1851-1960 / Scott Bennett and Barbara Bennett. Canberra : ANU, 1980.