Critch House 2011 / Troy House c1930

Photo 1: Jen Critch’s house 2011. Formally that of Hon Michael Troy. Tony and Bella Critch in picture.

Photo 2: Troy’s House at Indarra in about 1930. Pictured is Ivan Troy’s daughter Margaret Anne Troy with a farm worker. (note the telephone pole)

Michael Francis (Frank) Troy (1877-1953). Married Flora Brown-McKinnon. Member for Murchison 1904-1939. Speaker (1911-1917) First ever Labor Speaker (Dispensed with the wig and gown). Deputy Premier (10 years) in Willcock government. Acting Premier on several occasions. Minister for Mines and Agriculture. Minister for Lands and Immigration. Acting Treasurer on three occasions. Agent General to London (1939-1946)

Frank built the above house in about 1917

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