John Macdonald

John Macdonald

Known For: Acting · Gender: Male

5 Movies · 2 TV shows

Biography

John Valentine (Jack) MacDonald (14 February 1880 – 17 August 1937) was a New Zealand-born Australian politician. MacDonald was born in Opotiki, New Zealand, the son of an Australian volunteer in the New Zealand Wars and veteran of the 1891 Australian shearers' strike. He completed his early education in New Zealand before his family migrated to New South Wales, whereafter he attended state schools. He spent time as a shearer in New South Wales and Victoria before returning to New Zealand and entering the printing trade. He began as a journeyman compositor, but shifted into journalism over time, working for the Wairoa Guardian and the Napier-based The Daily Telegraph before rising to become chief compositor and acting editor of the Gisborne Herald. He was also involved in the Typographical Association in its early days and taught shorthand at the Gisborne Technical College in 1903–04.MacDonald later returned to Australia and worked as a journalist at The Argus and then The Age in Melbourne, including a stint in the parliamentary press gallery. He was one of the founding members of the Australian Journalists Association in 1910, spent time in London and studied at the University of London, before returning to Australia. He was then recruited as editor of the new Brisbane newspaper The Daily Standard in 1912, serving in that role until his appointment to the Senate and also serving as acting manager in 1913–14. He was involved in campaigning against the conscription referendums of Billy Hughes, but in 1918 was one of 12 newspaper editors selected by the Nationalist Party government to visit the World War I front.On 26 May 1922, he was appointed to the Australian Senate as a Labor Senator for Queensland, filling the casual vacancy caused by the death of Nationalist Senator John Adamson; he had already been preselected as a Labor candidate for the forthcoming election. However, he was defeated at the 1922 election. MacDonald worked as a freelance journalist in the intervening years. Following the death of another Nationalist Senator, Thomas Givens, MacDonald was again appointed to the Senate on 1 August 1928 but was defeated again at the 1928 election. He then worked as chief compiler for the Queensland Tourist Bureau, promoting the state's tourist opportunities. MacDonald was finally elected in his own right in the election of 1931, taking his place in the Senate in 1932. He died in office in 1937 after suffering reported "heart trouble" and was cremated at Mount Thompson Crematorium.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Her Pen Pal

Her Pen Pal

2021
Victoria is going to a wedding. Victoria reconnected with her pen pal after she found out her ex was going on a date.
TV
The Nevers

The Nevers

2021
A group of women are trying to change the world.

2019.

1 Movie
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

6.41
2019
The US Diplomatic Security Service Agent and Shaw have fought before. When cyber-genetically enhanced Brixton's ruthless actions threaten the future of humanity, both join forces to defeat him. Johnso...

2018.

1 Movie
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

6.26
2018
Three years after the demise of Jurassic World, a volcanic eruption threatens the remaining dinosaurs on the isla Nublar, so the former park manager recruits Owen Grady to help prevent the extinction ...

2016.

1 Movie
Rumble

Rumble

2016
A deaf boxer must decide whether to give up the sport he loves in favour of an operation that could allow him to hear for the first time.

2015.

1 Movie
Burnt

Burnt

6
2015
Adam Jones is a Chef who destroyed his career with drugs and diva behavior. He cleans up and returns to London, determined to redeem himself by spearheading a top restaurant that can gain three Michel...

1999.

1 TV show
TV
Relic Hunter

Relic Hunter

6
1999
Sydney Fox is a professor and globe-trotting "relic hunter" who looks for ancient artifacts to return to museums and/or the descendants of the original owner. She has a linguistic assistant and a secr...
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