Members of the Queensland Legislative Assembly, 1947–1950

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This is a list of members of the 31st Legislative Assembly of Queensland from 1947 to 1950, as elected at the 1947 state election held on 3 May 1947.[1]

During the term, the Queensland People's Party became the Queensland division of the Liberal Party of Australia.

Name Party Electorate Term in office
Tom Aikens NQLP Mundingburra 1944–1977
Frank Barnes Ind. Labor Bundaberg 1941–1950
Joh Bjelke-Petersen Country Nanango 1947–1987
William Brand Country Isis 1920–1950
Hon Samuel Brassington Labor Fortitude Valley 1927–1932, 1933–1950
Richard Kidston Brown Labor Buranda 1947–1957
Hon Harry Bruce Labor The Tableland 1923–1950
James Burrows Labor Port Curtis 1947–1963
Gordon Chalk QPP/Liberal East Toowoomba 1947–1976
James Clark Labor Fitzroy 1935–1960
Hon Harold Collins Labor Cook 1935–1957
Patrick Copley[2] Labor Kurilpa 1932–1949
Thomas Crowley Labor Cairns 1947–1956
Edward Davis Labor Barcoo 1943–1961
Eric Decker Country/QPP Sandgate 1941–1953
Hon George Devries Labor Gregory 1941–1957
Jim Donald Labor Bremer 1946–1969
Hon John Duggan Labor Toowoomba 1935–1957, 1958–1969
Thomas Dunstan Labor Gympie 1915–1929, 1935–1953
Ernie Evans Country Mirani 1947–1965
David Farrell Labor Maryborough 1938–1953
Hon Tom Foley Labor Normanby 1919–1960
Hon Vince Gair Labor South Brisbane 1932–1960
Hon David Gledson[1] Labor Ipswich 1915–1929, 1932–1949
Fred Graham Labor Mackay 1943–1969
William Gunn Labor Wynnum 1944–1966
Hon Ned Hanlon Labor Ithaca 1926–1952
James Heading Country Wide Bay 1947–1960
Thomas Hiley QPP/Liberal Logan 1944–1966
Paul Hilton Labor Carnarvon 1935–1963
Walter Ingram Labor Keppel 1944–1952
Cecil Jesson Labor Kennedy 1935–1960
Hon Arthur Jones Labor Charters Towers 1929–1932, 1939–1960
Tom Kerr QPP/Liberal Oxley 1943–1956
George Keyatta Labor Townsville 1939–1960
Hon James Larcombe Labor Rockhampton 1912–1929, 1932–1956
David Low Country Cooroora 1947–1974
Louis Luckins QPP/Liberal Maree 1941–1953
Duncan MacDonald Country Stanley 1938–1953
Malcolm McIntyre Country Cunningham 1944–1953
Otto Madsen Country Warwick 1947–1963
Ted Maher[3] Country West Moreton 1929–1949
John Henry Mann Labor Brisbane 1936–1969
George Marriott Ind. Labor Bulimba 1938–1950
Ivor Marsden[1] Labor Ipswich 1949–1966
Hon Bill Moore Labor Merthyr 1940–1957
Thomas Moores[2] Labor Kurilpa 1949–1957
Kenneth Morris QPP/Liberal Enoggera 1944–1963
Adolf Muller Country Fassifern 1935–1969
Frank Nicklin Country Murrumba 1932–1968
Harry O'Shea Labor Warrego 1941–1950
Fred Paterson Communist Bowen 1944–1950
Arthur Bruce Pie QPP/Liberal Windsor 1941–1943, 1944–1951
Thomas Plunkett Jr. Country Albert 1929–1957
Hon William Power Labor Baroona 1935–1960
Frank Roberts Labor Nundah 1947–1956
Charles Russell[3] Country Dalby 1947–1949
Alfred Smith Labor Carpentaria 1941–1960
Walter Sparkes Country Aubigny 1932–1935, 1941–1960
Harold Taylor QPP/Liberal Hamilton 1947–1963
John Taylor Labor Maranoa 1944–1957
Stephen Theodore Labor Herbert 1940–1950
John Turner Labor Kelvin Grove 1941–1957
Charles Wanstall QPP/Liberal Toowong 1944–1950
1 On 14 May 1949, the Labor member for Ipswich, David Gledson, died. Labor candidate Ivor Marsden won the resulting by-election on 10 September 1949.
2 On 18 July 1949, the Labor member for Kurilpa, Patrick Copley, died. Labor candidate Thomas Moores won the resulting by-election on 10 September 1949.
3 On 27 October 1949, Ted Maher, the Country member for West Moreton resigned to contest a seat in the Australian Senate at the 1949 federal election. The following day, Charles Russell, the member for Dalby, resigned to contest the seat of Maranoa. No by-elections were held due to the proximity of the 1950 state election

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Waterson, D.B. Biographical register of the Queensland Parliament, 1930-1980 Canberra: ANU Press (1982)
  • Hughes, Colin A.; Graham, B. D. (1976). Voting for the Queensland Legislative Assembly, 1890-1964. Canberra: Australian National University. ISBN 0-7081-0301-4. 
Preceded by
30th Assembly
31st Queensland Legislative Assembly
1947–1950
Succeeded by
32nd Assembly