|Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly |
17 May 1888 –21 March 1896
|Preceded by||New seat|
|Succeeded by||Robert Collins|
18 March 1899 –5 February 1908
|Preceded by||Robert Collins|
|Succeeded by||John Appel|
Arrigal, County Meath, Ireland
|Died||2 September 1913 (aged 73)|
Sandgate, Queensland, Australia
|Resting place||Tambourine Cemetery|
|Spouse(s)||Maria Ryan (m.1866 d.1939)|
|Relations||Thomas Flood Plunkett (son)|
Thomas Plunkett (April 1840 – 2 September 1913) was a member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly.
Plunkett was born in Arrigal, County Meath, the son of John Plunkett and his wife Catherine (née Flood). He was educated privately and at the local school before sailing to Queensland aboard the Fiery Star in 1863. In 1866 he selected farmland which he named "Waterford" at Logan. In 1870 he then acquired land at Tamborine where he engaged in and 2000 acres at Kerry and Logan Village where he took up dairy farming and crop growing.Later on he established a general store in the area.
County Meath is a county in Ireland. It is in the province of Leinster and is part of the Mid-East Region. It is named after the historic Kingdom of Meath. Meath County Council is the local authority for the county. At the 2016 census, the population of the county was 195,044. The county town of Meath is Navan. Other towns in the county include Trim, Kells, Laytown, Ashbourne, Dunboyne, and Slane.
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Logan City is a local government area situated within the south of the Brisbane metropolitan area in South East Queensland, Australia. Situated between the City of Brisbane to the north and the City of Gold Coast to the south, the City also borders the Scenic Rim Region, the City of Ipswich, and Redland City LGAs. Logan City is divided into 70 suburbs and 12 divisions, for which a councillor is elected to each of the latter.
On 2 May 1866 Plunkett married Maria Ryan(died 1939) at St Stephen's Cathedral in Brisbane and together had four sons and four daughters. He died at the residence of one of his daughters at Sandgate and his body was taken to South Brisbane railway station to be transported to Logan Village and later, the Tambourine Cemetery.
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|Parliament of Queensland|
|New seat|| Member for Albert |
| Member for Albert |