Members of the Queensland Legislative Assembly, 1957–1960

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This is a list of members of the 35th Legislative Assembly of Queensland from 1957 to 1960, as elected at the 1957 state election held on 3 August 1957.[1]

Name Party Electorate Term in office
Bunny Adair QLP Cook 1953–1969
Thomas Ahearn Liberal Sandgate 1957–1960
Tom Aikens NQLP Mundingburra 1944–1977
Mervyn Anderson Liberal Toowoomba 1957–1966
William Baxter Labor Norman 1953–1966
Edwin Beardmore Country Balonne 1957–1969
Joh Bjelke-Petersen Country Barambah 1947–1987
James Burrows Labor Port Curtis 1947–1963
Peter Byrne Labor Mourilyan 1950–1969
Hon Gordon Chalk Liberal Lockyer 1947–1976
James Clark Labor Fitzroy 1935–1960
Arthur Coburn Independent Burdekin 1950–1969
Peter Connolly Liberal Kurilpa 1957–1960
Horace Davies Labor Maryborough 1953–1971
Edward Davis Labor Barcoo 1943–1961
Alexander Dewar Liberal Chermside 1950–1969
Les Diplock QLP Condamine 1953–1972
Jim Donald Labor Bremer 1946–1969
John Dufficy Labor Warrego 1951–1969
Hon John Duggan [3] Labor North Toowoomba 1935–1957, 1958–1969
Hon Ernie Evans Country Mirani 1947–1965
William Ewan Country Roma 1950–1953, 1957–1967
Hon Alan Fletcher Country Cunningham 1953–1974
Hon Tom Foley QLP Belyando 1919–1960
Hon Vince Gair QLP South Brisbane 1932–1960
Mick Gardner QLP Rockhampton 1956–1960
Eric Gaven Country Southport 1950–1966
Tom Gilmore Country Tablelands 1957–1963
Fred Graham Labor Mackay 1943–1969
William Gunn Labor Wynnum 1944–1966
Pat Hanlon Labor Ithaca 1956–1974
Robert Harrison Country Darlington 1957–1966
Graham Hart Liberal Mount Gravatt 1957–1963
Hon James Heading Country Marodian 1947–1960
John Herbert Liberal Sherwood 1956–1978
Neville Hewitt Country Mackenzie 1956–1980
Hon Thomas Hiley Liberal Coorparoo 1944–1966
Hon Paul Hilton QLP Carnarvon 1935–1963
Max Hodges Country Nash 1957–1979
Keith Hooper Liberal Buranda 1957–1977
Jack Houston Labor Bulimba 1957–1980
Cecil Jesson Labor Hinchinbrook 1935–1960
Hon Arthur Jones QLP Charters Towers 1929–1932, 1939–1960
Vincent Jones Country Callide 1950–1971
George Keyatta Labor Townsville 1939–1960
William Knox Liberal Nundah 1957–1989
Eric Lloyd Labor Kedron 1951–1972
Bill Lonergan [2] Country Flinders 1957–1958, 1958–1974
David Low Country Cooroora 1947–1974
Colin McCathie QLP Haughton 1950–1960
Hon Otto Madsen Country Warwick 1947–1963
Hon John Henry Mann Labor Brisbane 1936–1969
Ivor Marsden Labor Ipswich 1949–1966
Hon Kenneth Morris Liberal Mount Coot-tha 1944–1963
Hon Adolf Muller Country Fassifern 1935–1969
Hon Alan Munro Liberal Toowong 1950–1966
David Nicholson Country Murrumba 1950–1972
Hon Frank Nicklin Country Landsborough 1932–1968
Hon Dr Winston Noble Liberal Yeronga 1950–1964
Hon Jack Pizzey Country Isis 1950–1968
Hon William Power QLP Baroona 1935–1960
Wally Rae[1] Country Gregory 1957–1974
Ray Ramsden Liberal Merthyr 1957–1971
Harold Richter Country Somerset 1957–1972
Lloyd Roberts Country Whitsunday 1950–1961
Alfred Smith QLP Carpentaria 1941–1960
Percy Smith Liberal Windsor 1957–1969
Walter Sparkes Country Aubigny 1932–1935, 1941–1960
Harold Taylor Liberal Clayfield 1947–1963
Merv Thackeray Labor Keppel 1957–1972
Douglas Tooth Liberal Kelvin Grove 1957–1974
George Wallace Labor Cairns 1956–1964
Hon Ted Walsh QLP Bundaberg 1935–1947, 1950–1969
Robert Watson[4] Country Mulgrave 1950–1953, 1957–1959
Robert Windsor Liberal Fortitude Valley 1957–1966
Leslie Wood [3] Labor North Toowoomba 1946–1947, 1950–1958
Carlisle Wordsworth[4][5] Country Mulgrave 1950–1953, 1959–1960
1 On 13 July 1957, three weeks before the 1957 state election, George Devries, the Labor member for Gregory, died. The election was therefore postponed in Gregory until 5 October 1957, when the Country candidate Wally Rae was elected.
2 At the 1957 state election, the seat of Flinders was decided in favour of Country candidate Bill Lonergan over Labor incumbent Frank Forde by one vote. The resulting Elections Tribunal, which was conducted by Mr Justice Philp and heard evidence on 17 February 1958, found on 4 March 1958 that one of the presiding officers had "so improperly conducted a poll that the election was void". Lonergan won the resulting by-election on 17 May 1958 by 1,948 votes to Forde's 1,534.
3 On 29 March 1958, the Labor member for North Toowoomba and Opposition Leader, Leslie Wood, died. Labor candidate and former Deputy Premier John Duggan won the resulting by-election on 31 May 1958, and subsequently became leader of the Labor Party.
4 On 26 March 1959, the Country member for Mulgrave, Robert Watson, died. Country candidate Carlisle Wordsworth won the resulting by-election on 6 June 1959.
5 On 7 May 1960, three weeks before the 1960 state election, Carlisle Wordsworth, the Country member for Mulgrave, died. The election was therefore postponed in Mulgrave.

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
34th Assembly
35th Queensland Legislative Assembly
1957–1960
Succeeded by
36th Assembly