Candidates of the Australian federal election, 1969

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This article provides information on candidates who stood for the 1969 Australian federal election. The election was held on 25 October 1969.

Redistributions and seat changes[edit]

Retiring Members[edit]

Labor[edit]

Liberal[edit]

Country[edit]

Independent[edit]

House of Representatives[edit]

Sitting members at the time of the election are shown in bold text. Successful candidates are highlighted in the relevant colour. Where there is possible confusion, an asterisk (*) is also used.

Australian Capital Territory[edit]

Electorate Held by Labor candidate Liberal candidate Australia candidate Communist candidate
 
Australian Capital Territory Labor Jim Fraser Robert Maher Thomas McDermott Donald McHugh

New South Wales[edit]

Electorate Held by Labor candidate Coalition candidate DLP candidate Australia candidate Other candidates
 
Banks Labor Vince Martin Herman Tibben (Lib) Annette Andrew Peter Allen (Ind)
Reginald Jones (Ind)
Kevin Watt (Ind)
Barton Liberal Len Reynolds William Arthur (Lib) Charles Chapman Edwin Bellchambers (Ind)
Ray Emmerson (Ind)
Alan Reed (Ind)
Bennelong Liberal Peter Evatt Sir John Cramer (Lib) Ronald Claridge Kenneth Cook Allan Horton (Ind)
Berowra Liberal George Williams Tom Hughes (Lib) Neil Mackerras David Haig Edith Parrish (Ind)
Blaxland Labor Paul Keating John Ghent (Lib) Joseph Conroy
Bradfield Liberal Keith Crook Harry Turner (Lib) Anthony Felton Barbara Wilson Betty Loneragan (Ind)
Calare Country Kerry Scott John England (CP) John Grant
Chifley Labor John Armitage Milovan Kovjanic (Lib) Stan Aster-Stater Victor Corcoran (Ind)
Cook Liberal Cliff Mallam Don Dobie (Lib) Bernard Walrut Robin Alleway (Ind)
Cowper Country Ian Robinson (CP) Brian Richards (Ind)
Neil Royal (Ind)
Cunningham Labor Rex Connor John Poel (Lib) Reginald Wilding (CPA)
Darling Labor John FitzPatrick Jack Bonney (Lib)
Maxwell Overton (CP)
Eden-Monaro Liberal Allan Fraser Dugald Munro (Lib) John Donohue Patrick Starrs
Evans Liberal James Monaghan Malcolm Mackay (Lib) Kevin Davis John Fisher James Saunders (Ind)
Farrer Liberal Noel Murray David Fairbairn (Lib) James Keogh John Ross (Ind)
Grayndler Labor Fred Daly Jonathan Fowler (Lib)
Gwydir Country Roger Nott Ralph Hunt (CP) Brian Edwards Halwyn Webster (Ind)
Hughes Labor Les Johnson Carl Leddy (Lib) William Goslett Marjorie Williams (Ind)
Hume Country Frank Olley John Pettitt (CP) James Manwaring
Hunter Labor Bert James Raymond Hughes (Lib)
Kingsford-Smith Labor Lionel Bowen Barry Morrison (Lib) Graham Bennett Beverly Chong (Ind)
Lang Labor Frank Stewart Stanley Duncan (Lib) Dominique Droulers Jack Mundey (CPA)
Ernest Tripet (Ind)
Lowe Liberal Peter Young William McMahon (Lib) Agnes Bannon Patricia Bailey (Ind)
Bernard MacMahon (Ind)
Lyne Country John Allan Philip Lucock (CP) Percival McPherson Joe Cordner (Ind)
Macarthur Liberal Bob Whan Jeff Bate (Lib) Brian Wyer Sidney Sheedy (Ind)
Mackellar Liberal William Bramwell William Wentworth (Lib) Thomas Colman
Macquarie Labor Tony Luchetti John MacDonnell (Lib) Leslie Clarke Norman Lee
Mitchell Liberal Alfred Ashley-Brown Les Irwin (Lib) John Maguire Gordon Waller Harvey Clift (Ind)
New England Country Alan Kitson Ian Sinclair (CP)
Newcastle Labor Charles Jones Alfred Appleby (Lib) Wlodzimierz Bohakto
North Sydney Liberal Mervyn Page Bill Graham (Lib) Reginald Lawson Romualds Kemps (Ind)
Parramatta Liberal Barry Wilde Nigel Bowen (Lib) Hans Andreasson John Keeffe (Ind)
Leonard Kiernan (Ind)
Paterson Liberal Francis Murray John Jobling (Lib)
Frank O'Keefe* (CP)
Jack Collins Ted Fletcher Adrian Edwards (Ind)
Phillip Liberal Joe Riordan William Aston (Lib) Lyle Antcliff Jack Gray Totti Cohen (Ind)
Alex MacDonald (Ind)
Ronald Rigby (Ind)
William Whitby (Ind)
Kenneth Yeomans (Ind)
Prospect Labor Dick Klugman Stanislaus Kelly (Lib) John Ferguson
Reid Labor Tom Uren Stanley Hedges (Lib) Mick Carroll Norman Hurst (Ind)
Richmond Country Joseph Gilmore Doug Anthony (CP)
Riverina Country Al Grassby Bill Armstrong (CP) Patrick Barry
Robertson Liberal Barry Cohen William Bridges-Maxwell (Lib) Wallace Cook (Ind)
Albert Date (Ind)
St George Liberal Bill Morrison Leonard Bosman (Lib) Henry Bader Christopher Owens Archibald Lawless (Ind)
Emanuel Said (Ind)
Shortland Labor Charles Griffiths Paul Clarkson (Lib) Robert Burke Charles Hockings Geoff Curthoys (CPA)
Sydney Labor Jim Cope Graham Robertson (Lib) Norma Boyle Ian Channell (Ind)
Donald Lewis (Ind)
Nick Origlass (Ind)
Shane Watson (Ind)
Warringah Liberal Thomas Reynolds Michael MacKellar (Lib) Peter Keogh Eric Riches (Ind)
Edward St John (Ind)
Albert Thompson (Ind)
Wentworth Liberal Frederick Cross Les Bury (Lib) Doris Brown Geoffrey Mullen (Ind)
Neville Yeomans (Ind)
Werriwa Labor Gough Whitlam Christopher May (Lib) William Arundel Fay McCallum (Ind)
William Sadler (Ind)
Dominic Syme (CPA)

Northern Territory[edit]

Electorate Held by Labor candidate Country candidate Independent candidate
 
Northern Territory Country Ted Robertson Sam Calder Harold Brennan
Alan Gray

Queensland[edit]

Electorate Held by Labor candidate Coalition candidate DLP candidate Other candidates
 
Bowman Liberal Len Keogh Wylie Gibbs (Lib) Noel Tennison Harold Asmith (Ind)
Brisbane Liberal Manfred Cross Gregory O'Dwyer (Lib) Roger Judge
Capricornia Labor Doug Everingham Brian Palmer (Lib) Alfred Rose
Darling Downs Liberal Eugene Salas Reginald Swartz (Lib) Francis Mullins
Dawson Labor Rex Patterson John Hinz (CP) Bernard Lewis
Fisher Country Ian Budge Charles Adermann (CP) Robert Barron
Griffith Liberal Barry Gorman Donald Cameron (Lib) Cecil Birchley Trevor Sturling (Ind)
Herbert Labor Ted Harding Robert Bonnett (Lib) Kiernan Dorney
Kennedy Country Gerry Jones Bob Katter (CP) Brian Hurney
Leichhardt Labor Bill Fulton David Young (CP) Thomas White
Lilley Liberal Frank Doyle Kevin Cairns (Lib) Andrew Aitken
McPherson Country Wayne Randall Charles Barnes (CP) Thomas McKenzie
Maranoa Country Edward Bertolotti James Corbett (CP) John Davis
Moreton Liberal George Harvey James Killen (Lib) Clarrissa Weedon Kitchener Farrell (Ind)
Oxley Labor Bill Hayden Cyril Morgan (Lib) Gavan Duffy
Petrie Liberal Kenneth Turbet Alan Hulme (Lib) Robert Macklin Sydney Appleby (AP)
Ryan Liberal John Conn Nigel Drury (Lib) Brian O'Brien
Wide Bay Labor Brendan Hansen Paul Neville (CP) Laurence Kehoe

South Australia[edit]

Electorate Held by Labor candidate Liberal candidate DLP candidate Australia candidate Other candidates
 
Adelaide Liberal Chris Hurford Andrew Jones George Basisovs Anne McMenamin Anatolij Onishko (Ind)
Angas Liberal Harold McLaren Geoffrey Giles Terence Critchley
Barker Liberal John Cornwall Jim Forbes
Bonython Labor Martin Nicholls Rudolph Masopust Peter Meredith Frank Lawrence (SCP)
Boothby Liberal Chris Sumner John McLeay Ted Farrell Frederick Thompson Valerie Lillington (Ind)
Grey Liberal Laurie Wallis Don Jessop Douglas Barnes Thomas Manthorpe
Hawker Liberal Ralph Jacobi Alan Hickinbotham Kathleen Anderson Malcolm Hawkins
Hindmarsh Labor Clyde Cameron Michael Cusack Helena Hubert Steven Gazecimeon (Ind)
Kingston Liberal Richard Gun Kay Brownbill Betty Bishop
Port Adelaide Labor Fred Birrell Reginald Appelkamp Denis McEvoy (SCP)
Jim Moss (CPA)
Sturt Liberal Norman Foster Ian Wilson Paul Hubert
Wakefield Liberal Brian Chatterton Bert Kelly John McMahon

Tasmania[edit]

Electorate Held by Labor candidate Liberal candidate DLP candidate Other candidates
 
Bass Labor Lance Barnard Neil Pitt Peter Ferrall Geoffrey Batten (Ind)
John Kent (AP)
Braddon Labor Ron Davies Peter Rothwell Dudley McNamara
Denison Liberal Alasdair McBurnie Robert Solomon Michael Delaney Bruce Mollison (Ind)
Michael Townley (Ind)
Franklin Liberal Ray Sherry Thomas Pearsall Richard Delany Kenneth Newcombe (Ind)
Wilmot Labor Gil Duthie Donald Paterson Darryl Sulzberger

Victoria[edit]

Electorate Held by Labor candidate Coalition candidate DLP candidate Other candidates
 
Balaclava Liberal Irene Dunsmuir Ray Whittorn (Lib) Ralph James Steven Soos (AP)
Ballaarat Liberal David Pollock Dudley Erwin (Lib) Bob Joshua Graeme Bond (Ind)
Hendrik Prins (Ind)
David Swinnerton (Ind)
Batman Labor Horrie Garrick Peter McGrath (Lib) Henry Darroch Ronald Hayles (Ind)
Bendigo Labor David Kennedy Mervyn Lee (Lib) Paul Brennan
Bruce Liberal Leon Phillips Billy Snedden (Lib) William Hoyne Douglas McKay (AP)
Leslie Smith (CPA)
Herbert Wessley (Ind)
Burke Labor Keith Johnson John Williams (Lib) Terence Scully Kathleen Laherty (Ind)
Richard Smith (AP)
Casey Liberal Duncan Waterson Peter Howson (Lib) Kevin Adamson John Schillani (Ind)
Leonard Weber (AP)
Chisholm Liberal Anthony Dwyer Sir Wilfrid Kent Hughes (Lib) John Rogers Andrew Morrow (AP)
Corangamite Liberal Neil Moorfoot Tony Street (Lib) Francis O'Brien
Corio Labor Gordon Scholes Charles Malpas (Lib) John Timberlake Elsie Brushfield (Ind)
Stuart Harris (Ind)
Deakin Liberal Bernard Mildner Alan Jarman (Lib) Maurice Weston Raymond Nilsen (Ind)
Diamond Valley Liberal David McKenzie Neil Brown (Lib) Leo Morison John Hill (AP)
Flinders Liberal Fay Nottage Phillip Lynch (Lib) Josephus Gobel Monty Hollow (Ind)
Gellibrand Labor Hector McIvor Ian Crouch (Lib) Robin Thomas
Gippsland Country John Wolfe Peter Nixon (CP) John Hansen
Henty Liberal Robert Ray Max Fox (Lib) John Launder Herman Crowther (Ind)
Higgins Liberal Wilhelm Kapphan John Gorton (Lib) Peter Grant Walter Pickering (AP)
Morris Revelman (Ind)
Holt Liberal William Wilkinson Len Reid (Lib) Henri de Sachau
Hotham Liberal Kevin Vaughan Don Chipp (Lib) Ian Radnell Kenneth Nolan (AP)
Indi Country Robert Cross Roy Harle (Lib)
Mac Holten* (CP)
Christopher Cody
Isaacs Liberal Alan Roberts David Hamer (Lib) Frederick Skinner Liane Wessley (Ind)
Kooyong Liberal Richard Dunstan Andrew Peacock (Lib) Francis Duffy
La Trobe Liberal Pauline McCarthy John Jess (Lib) Peter Tunstall Brenda Elliott (AP)
Lalor Labor Jim Cairns Vaclav Ubl (Lib) John Bacon Thomas Gilhooley (Ind)
McMillan Liberal Frank Mountford Alexander Buchanan* (Lib)
John Dwyer (CP)
Leslie Hilton
Mallee Country Ronald Davies James McFarlane (Lib)
Winton Turnbull* (CP)
Peter Lawrence
Maribyrnong Liberal Moss Cass Philip Stokes (Lib) James Marmion Lancelot Hutchinson (Ind)
Daphne Thorne (Ind)
Melbourne Labor Arthur Calwell Peter Block (Lib) John Ryan Murray Thompson (Ind)
Melbourne Ports Liberal Frank Crean Kevin Randall (Lib) Eustace Tracey George Gabriel (Ind)
Stephen Graves (Ind)
Reg Macey (Ind)
Murray Country Neil Frankland John McEwen (CP) Brian Lacey William Hunter (Ind)
Scullin Labor Harry Jenkins James Spicer (Lib) Tom Andrews Brendon Connor (Ind)
Wannon Liberal Kenneth Ginifer Malcolm Fraser (Lib) Maurice Purcell
Wills Labor Gordon Bryant Peter Frankel (Lib) John Flint John Bennett (Ind)
Milan Breier (Ind)
Geraldine Phelan (Ind)
Wimmera Country Brian Brooke Miles Bourke (Lib)
Robert King* (CP)
Brian Cronin

Western Australia[edit]

Electorate Held by Labor candidate Coalition candidate DLP candidate Other candidates
 
Canning Country Allan Scott John Hallett* (CP)
Harry Pennington (Lib)
Maurice Bailey
Curtin Liberal John Williamson Victor Garland (Lib) Francis Dwyer Leonard McEntee (AP)
Robert Scoggins (Ind)
Forrest Liberal Frank Kirwan Gordon Freeth (Lib) Henry Sullivan Anthony Montgomery (AP)
Fremantle Labor Kim Beazley Robert French (Lib) Francis Pownall
Kalgoorlie Labor Fred Collard James Samson (Lib) Geoffrey Sands
Moore Country Peter Walsh Donald Maisey* (CP)
Ian Thompson (Lib)
John Deane
Perth Liberal Joe Berinson Fred Chaney (Lib) John Martyr Patricia Giles (Ind)
Stirling Liberal Harry Webb Ian Viner (Lib) Brian Peachey Allan Cooke (AP)
Swan Liberal Adrian Bennett Richard Cleaver (Lib) Alan Crofts Arthur Williams (AP)

Senate[edit]

Sitting Senators are shown in bold text. Tickets that elected at least one Senator are highlighted in the relevant colour. Successful candidates are identified by an asterisk (*).

South Australia[edit]

A special election was held in South Australia to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Liberal Senator Keith Laught. Martin Cameron, also of the Liberal Party, had been appointed to this vacancy in the interim.

Labor candidate Liberal candidate DLP candidate Australia candidate Other candidates
 

Don Cameron*

Martin Cameron

Mark Posa

Norman Munn

William Henry (SCP)
Steven Gazecimeon (Ind)

Victoria[edit]

A special election was held in Victoria to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Liberal Senator John Gorton. Ivor Greenwood, also of the Liberal Party, had been appointed to this vacancy in the interim.

Labor candidate Liberal candidate DLP candidate Australia candidate Independent candidates
 

Bill Brown

Ivor Greenwood*

Francis Dowling

Adrian van Riel

Neville Evans
John Murray
Edwin Ryan

Summary by party[edit]

Beside each party is the number of seats contested by that party in the House of Representatives for each state, as well as an indication of whether the party contested special Senate elections in Victoria and South Australia.

Party NSW Vic Qld WA SA Tas ACT NT Total
HR HR S HR HR HR S HR HR HR HR S
Australian Labor Party 44 34 * 18 9 12 * 5 1 1 124 2
Liberal Party of Australia 37 32 * 11 9 12 * 5 1 107 2
Australian Country Party 10 6 7 2 1 26
Democratic Labor Party 32 34 * 18 9 10 * 5 108 2
Australia Party 16 9 * 1 4 4 * 1 1 36 2
Communist Party of Australia 4 1 1 1 7
Social Credit Party 2 * 2 1
Independent and other 49 26 3 2 3 4 2 89

See also[edit]

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