Harry Turley

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The Honourable
Harry Turley
Henry Turley.jpg
President of the Australian Senate
In office
Preceded by Albert Gould
Succeeded by Thomas Givens
Senator for Queensland
In office
1 January 1904 – 30 June 1917
Personal details
Died 5 June 1929(1929-06-05) (aged 70)
Nationality English Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Occupation Waterside worker

Joseph Henry Lewis "Harry" Turley (24 April 1859 – 5 June 1929) was an English-born Australian politician.


Born in Gloucestershire, he was educated in England, after which he became a sailor. Having migrated to Australia in 1887, he became a waterside worker in Brisbane, and was President of the Wharf Laborers' Union. In 1893, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Queensland as the Labor member for South Brisbane, serving as Home Secretary in Anderson Dawson's short-lived Labor Government in 1899. In 1902 he left the Assembly, and in 1903 was elected to the Australian Senate as a Labor Senator for Queensland.

1910 Labor Senate ticket, with Turley on right

On 1 July 1910, he was appointed President of the Senate, a position he held until 8 July 1913. He remained a Senator until his defeat in 1917, after which he became a shipping master with the Queensland Harbours and Rivers Department. Turley died in 1929 and was buried in South Brisbane Cemetery.[1][2]


  1. ^ Turley, Henry — Brisbane City Council Grave Location Search. Retrieved 5 November 2011.
  2. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-11-16. 

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Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Albert Gould
President of the Senate
1910 – 1913
Succeeded by
Thomas Givens