Kevin Hooper (politician)

Kevin Joseph (Kev) Hooper, (9 July 1928 – 9 March 1984), was an Australian politician representing the Labor Party. He was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland for the Electoral district of Archerfield from 1972 till his death in 1984.[1]

Kev Hooper
In office
27 May 1972 – 9 March 1984
Preceded byNew seat
Succeeded byHenry Palaszczuk
Personal details
Born(1928-07-09)9 July 1928
Brisbane, Australia
Died9 March 1984(1984-03-09) (aged 55)
Brisbane, Australia
Resting placeMt Gravatt Cemetery
NationalityAustralia Australian
Political partyLabor
Spouse(s)Beryl Theresa Kelly
OccupationShop Assistant, Storeman, Federal Miscellaneous Workers Union official

Nicknamed `Big Vinnie' after a notorious Mafia informant, he was known for championing the cause of the underdog and also was outspoken in his attacks on illegal prostitution, drugs, gambling, and white collar crime.[1]

Hooper died following surgery in 1984[1] and is buried in Mt Gravatt Cemetery.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  2. ^ Hooper Kevin Joseph Archived 14 September 2014 at the Wayback Machine — Brisbane City Council Grave Location Search. Retrieved 12 August 2014
Parliament of Queensland
New seat Member for Archerfield
Succeeded by
Henry Palaszczuk