|Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly|
5 February 1908 – 31 July 1923
|Preceded by||Patrick Leahy|
|Succeeded by||Randolph Bedford|
John Henry Coyne|
16 January 1865
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
12 June 1926 61) (aged|
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
|Resting place||Toowong Cemetery|
|Political party||Australian Labor Party|
|Spouse(s)||Mary Elizabeth Gordon (nee Heath (m.1894 d.1947)|
|Occupation||Shearer, Trade union organiser|
Harry Coyne was elected to the Queensland Legislative Assembly at the 1908 election in the electoral district of Warrego. He held the seat until he retired on 31 July 1923. During that period, he was Chairman of Committees from 15 July 1915 to 12 October 1916, Secretary for Railways from 13 October 1916 to 30 April 1918, Secretary for Public Lands from 22 October 1919 to 12 November 1920, briefly Minister without Office from 12 November 1920 to 16 December 1920, and then again Secretary for Public Lands from 16 December 1920 to 2 July 1923.
Harry Coyne was the chairman of a number of subcommittees of the Queensland War Council including those concerned with Anzac Cottage Trust and the commemoration of Anzac Day. He was also involved in the construction of Anzac Avenue to Redcliffe.
On 7 June 1926, Harry Coyne was the passenger in a taxi that hit an electric light pole outside the Excelsior Hotel in Flinders Street, Townsville; he was found lying in the street unconscious and was taken by ambulance to hospital where he was found to have a fractured skull. Without having recovered consciousness, Harry Coyne died on 12 June 1926 surrounded by his family. The taxi driver Otto Korn was also hospitalised but survived.
Harry Coyne was accorded the honour of a state funeral which was held at St Andrew's Presbyterian Church on the corner of Ann Street and Edward Street, Brisbane, on 16 June 1926, after which he was buried in Toowong Cemetery.
- Members of the Queensland Legislative Assembly, 1908–1909; 1909–1912; 1912–1915; 1915–1918; 1918–1920; 1920–1923; 1923–1926
- "Part 2.19 - Alphabetical Register of Members of the Legislative Assembly 1860-2012 and the Legislative Council 1860-1922" (PDF). Queensland Parliamentary Record 2012-2015: The 54th Parliament. Queensland Parliament. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
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- "Part 2.21 - Representatives of Queensland State Electorates 1860-2015" (PDF). Queensland Parliamentary Record 2012-2015: The 54th Parliament. Queensland Parliament. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
- "ANZAC COTTAGE OPENED.". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 16 December 1918. p. 6. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
- "PERSONAL LINKS WITH THE PAST Notable Moments in the Nundah Cemetery.". The Queenslander. National Library of Australia. 22 April 1922. p. 26. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
- "ANZAC MEMORIAL AVENUE FUND.". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 24 June 1922. p. 4. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
- "SERIOUS SMASH.". The Cairns Post. Qld.: National Library of Australia. 8 June 1926. p. 4. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
- "FRACTURED SKULL.". Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser. Qld.: National Library of Australia. 8 June 1926. p. 6. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
- "DEATH OF MR. COYNE.". Townsville Daily Bulletin. Qld.: National Library of Australia. 14 June 1926. p. 4. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
- "THE LATE MR. COYNE.". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 15 June 1926. p. 14. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
- "Coyne, John Henry". Grave Location Search. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
|Parliament of Queensland|
|Member for Warrego
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