Charles Adermann

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The Right Honourable
Sir Charles Adermann
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Member of the Australian Parliament
for Maranoa
In office
21 August 1943 – 10 December 1949
Preceded by Frank Baker
Succeeded by Charles Russell
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Fisher
In office
10 December 1949 – 2 November 1972
Preceded by New seat
Succeeded by Evan Adermann
Personal details
Born (1896-08-03)3 August 1896
Lowood, Queensland
Died 9 May 1979(1979-05-09) (aged 82)
Dalby, Queensland
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Country Party
Spouse(s) Mildred Turner
Children Evan Adermann
Occupation Farmer

Sir Charles Frederick Adermann KBE (3 August 1896 – 9 May 1979) was an Australian federal politician and government minister.

Adermann was born at Vernor Siding, near Lowood, Queensland, the son of German immigrants and educated at Lowood and Wooroolin State schools until he was 13. He joined with other peanut growers in the Kingaroy area to press for the establishment of a Peanut Marketing Board and was its Chairman from 1925 to 1931 and 1934 to 1952. In 1926 he married Mildred Turner. He was chairman of the Kingaroy Shire from 1939 to 1946.[1]

Political career[edit]

Adermann was elected as a Country Party member for Maranoa at the 1943 election. Following a redistribution, he won the new seat of Fisher at the 1949 election. He was appointed Minister for Primary Industry in the Menzies ministry in December 1958 and was admitted to Cabinet in February 1960. He was responsible for granting additional assistance to rural producers. In 1964 he became Deputy Leader of the Country Party a position he held until 1966. He was dropped from the ministry in 1967 and he retired from parliament at the 1972 election and was succeeded in Fisher by his son, Evan.[1]

Adermann was appointed a privy counsellor in 1966 and a knight of the Order of the British Empire in 1971. He died in Dalby, survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Cribb, Margaret Bridson (1993). "Adermann, Sir Charles Frederick (1896–1979)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 15 January 2008. 
Political offices
Preceded by
William McMahon
Minister for Commerce and Agriculture
Succeeded by
Doug Anthony
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Frank Baker
Member for Maranoa
Succeeded by
Charles Russell
New division Member for Fisher
Succeeded by
Evan Adermann
Party political offices
Preceded by
Charles Davidson
Deputy Leader of the
Country Party of Australia

Succeeded by
Doug Anthony