Candidates of the Australian federal election, 1958

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This article provides information on candidates who stood for the 1958 Australian federal election. The election was held on 22 November 1958.

By-elections, appointments and defections[edit]

By-elections and appointments[edit]

Defections[edit]

Retiring Members and Senators[edit]

Labor[edit]

Liberal[edit]

Country[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 Independent candidate
 
Australian Capital Territory Labor Jim Fraser Anne Dalgarno Phil Day

New South Wales[edit]

Electorate Held by Labor candidate Coalition candidate DLP candidate Other candidates
 
Banks Labor Dominic Costa Edgar Booth (Lib) John Lloyd Pat Clancy (CPA)
Barton Labor Len Reynolds Bill Arthur (Lib) Reginald Lawson
Bennelong Liberal Harold Coates John Cramer (Lib) Roderick Gray Patrick Rossiter (Ind)
Blaxland Labor Jim Harrison Winston Pickering (Lib) Carlyle Dalgleish
Bradfield Liberal Percy Staines Harry Turner (Lib) Dominique Droulers
Calare Liberal Robert Rygate John Howse (Lib)
Cowper Country Frank McGuren Sir Earle Page (CP) John Kellett
Cunningham Labor Victor Kearney Jack Hough (Lib) Harold Woods Bill McDougall (CPA)
Dalley Labor William O'Connor Elton Lewis (Lib)
Darling Labor Joe Clark Elson Whyte (CP) Francis O'Donnell (Ind)
East Sydney Labor Eddie Ward Derek Montefiore-Castle (Lib) Mervyn Reid Eddie Maher (CPA)
Eden-Monaro Labor Allan Fraser Douglas Thomson (Lib) John Donohue
Evans Liberal James Monaghan Frederick Osborne (Lib) Lawrence Pedemont
Farrer Liberal Robert Garland David Fairbairn (Lib) William Brennan
Grayndler Labor Fred Daly Evan MacLaurin (Lib) Charles McCafferty Hal Alexander (CPA)
William McCristal (Ind)
Gwydir Country Austin Heffernan Ian Allan (CP)
Hughes Labor Les Johnson John Dwyer (Lib) Kevin O'Connor
Hume Country Arthur Fuller Charles Anderson (CP) Raymond Nolan
Hunter Labor H. V. Evatt John Marsden (Lib) William Burke
Kingsford-Smith Labor Dan Curtin George Dan (Lib) Bernard McOrrie
Lang Labor Frank Stewart Hugh Bygott (Lib) Kevin Davis
Lawson Country Jack Tully Laurie Failes (CP) Edward English
Lowe Liberal Joseph Sloss William McMahon (Lib) Mollie Dolan
Lyne Country John Allan Philip Lucock (CP) William Gleeson Joe Cordner (Ind)
Murray Hooke (Ind)
Macarthur Liberal Eric Ryan Jeff Bate (Lib)
Mackellar Liberal Mabel Elliott Bill Wentworth (Lib) Ann Macken Hugh Begg (CPA)
Macquarie Labor Tony Luchetti Norman Leven (Lib) Hugh Dougherty
Mitchell Liberal Reginald Byrne Roy Wheeler (Lib) Francis Moffitt
New England Country Donald White David Drummond (CP) John Burless
Newcastle Labor Charles Jones Alwyn Watkins (Lib) Jack Collins Sidney Monroe (Ind)
Mary Pepperall (Ind)
North Sydney Liberal Jack Stephens William Jack (Lib) Gregory McGirr Edward McGregor (Ind)
Parkes Labor Les Haylen George Chambers (Lib) Maurice Colreavy
Parramatta Liberal Ray Jones Sir Garfield Barwick (Lib) William Kildea
Paterson Liberal Alan Lloyd Allen Fairhall (Lib) Douglas Drinkwater
Phillip Liberal Joe Fitzgerald William Aston (Lib) Peter Daly Sidney Doubleday (Ind)
Reid Labor Tom Uren Derek Bryden (Lib) Andrew Murphy Charles Morgan (Ind)
Richmond Country William Smith Doug Anthony (CP) Timothy Donnelly (Ind)
Riverina Country Jack Ward Hugh Roberton (CP) Peter Rolfe
Robertson Liberal Joseph McCaig Roger Dean (Lib) Neil Mackerras
Shortland Labor Charles Griffiths Hilary Fallins (Lib) Robert Burke William Quinn (CPA)
St George Liberal Lionel Clay Bill Graham (Lib) Mary Nappa
Warringah Liberal Norman Braviner Francis Bland (Lib) Peter Keogh
Watson Labor Jim Cope John Bampton (Lib) Kenneth Collins
Wentworth Liberal Sydney Davis Les Bury (Lib) John Gillian
Werriwa Labor Gough Whitlam John Shannon (Lib) Les Hale
West Sydney Labor Dan Minogue Adrian Cook (Lib) Allan Charlesworth Lance Sharkey (CPA)

Northern Territory[edit]

Electorate Held by Labor candidate Independent candidate
 
Northern Territory Labor Jock Nelson James Martin

Queensland[edit]

Electorate Held by Labor candidate Coalition candidate QLP candidate Other candidates
 
Bowman Liberal Hector Chalmers Malcolm McColm (Lib) Terence Burns Noel Condie (ANP)
Brisbane Labor George Lawson Kevin Cairns (Lib) Geoffrey Maule Jim Henderson (CPA)
John Morgan (ANP)
Capricornia Liberal Colin Maxwell Henry Pearce (Lib) James Verney
Darling Downs Liberal Jack McCafferty Reginald Swartz (Lib) Margaret Walsh
Dawson Country Selwyn Ferguson Charles Davidson (CP) Waller O'Grady
Fisher Country William Weir Charles Adermann (CP) James Humphries
Griffith Labor Wilfred Coutts Arthur Chresby (Lib) Greg Kehoe
Herbert Labor Bill Edmonds John Murray (Lib) Victor Bodero Hugh Fay (CPA)
Kennedy Labor Bill Riordan Alexander Hindson (CP) Bob Katter
Leichhardt Labor Bill Fulton George Turner (CP) James Bidner
Lilley Liberal Jack Melloy Bruce Wight (Lib) Walter Barnes Mervyn Goldstiver (ANP)
Maranoa Country Leslie Beaumont Wilfred Brimblecombe (CP) Alfred Dohring
McPherson Country Harold Evans Charles Barnes (CP) John Hilton
Moreton Liberal Bernard Ouston James Killen (Lib) Ted Mansfield Max Julius (CPA)
Oxley Liberal Robert Warren Donald Cameron (Lib) Wallace Dawson (CPA)
Petrie Liberal John Claffey Alan Hulme (Lib) Maxwell McCurdie Horace Burge (ANP)
Ryan Liberal Bernard McDonnell Nigel Drury (Lib) Bryan Hurley Ronald Edmonds (ANP)
Wide Bay Country Brendan Hansen Henry Bandidt (CP) Edward McDonnell

South Australia[edit]

Electorate Held by Labor candidate Liberal candidate DLP candidate Other candidates
 
Adelaide Labor Joe Sexton Ian Wilson Baylon Ryan
Angas Liberal Darcy Nielsen Alec Downer Susan Critchley Sydney Edwards (Ind)
Barker Liberal Norman Alcock Jim Forbes Frank Marshall
Bonython Labor Norman Makin Thomas Foale Edward Timlin Joseph Buchanan (CPA)
Boothby Liberal Ralph Dettman John McLeay George Hodgson
Grey Labor Edgar Russell David Gunn Richard Mills Frank Rieck (Ind)
Hindmarsh Labor Clyde Cameron Alan Smith Francis Moran
Kingston Labor Pat Galvin Cecil Anderson Brian Crowe
Port Adelaide Labor Albert Thompson David Garvie Gerald Shinnick Peter Symon (CPA)
Sturt Liberal Siegfried Hausler Keith Wilson Norman Vowles
Wakefield Liberal Leonard Krieg Bert Kelly Leo Redden Hector Henstridge (Ind)

Tasmania[edit]

Electorate Held by Labor candidate Liberal candidate DLP candidate Communist candidate
 
Bass Labor Lance Barnard Max Bushby Leslie Arnold
Braddon Liberal Ron Davies Aubrey Luck Frances Lane
Denison Liberal Bert Lacey Athol Townley Harold Senior Max Bound
Franklin Liberal Lynda Heaven Bill Falkinder Henry Scoles
Wilmot Labor Gil Duthie Ralph Cameron Francis Lillis

Victoria[edit]

Electorate Held by Labor candidate Coalition candidate DLP candidate Other candidates
 
Balaclava Liberal Norman Rothfield Percy Joske (Lib) Rex Keane Grace Stratton (Ind)
Ballaarat Liberal Donald Drummond Dudley Erwin (Lib) Bob Joshua
Batman Labor Alan Bird Fred Capp (Lib) Tom Walsh
Bendigo Labor Percy Clarey Henry Snell (Lib) Bill Drechsler
Bruce Liberal Keith Ewert Billy Snedden (Lib) Henri de Sachau
Chisholm Liberal Leo Bartley Sir Wilfrid Kent Hughes (Lib) John Hoare
Corangamite Libearl Edwin Morris Dan Mackinnon (Lib) Patrick Bourke Elsie Brushfield (Ind)
Corio Liberal Bernard O'Leary Hubert Opperman (Lib) James Mahoney
Darebin Labor Frank Courtnay Gordon Duncan (Lib) Tom Andrews
Deakin Liberal Norm Griffiths Frank Davis (Lib) Terence Collins
Fawkner Liberal George Smart Peter Howson (Lib) Bill Bourke
Flinders Liberal Nola Barber Robert Lindsay (Lib) Thomas Flanagan
Gellibrand Labor Hector McIvor Barry Maddern (Lib) James Eudey Frank Johnson (CPA)
Gippsland Country Clement Little George Bowden (CP) John Hansen
Henty Liberal Tom Gilhooley Max Fox (Lib) Henry Moore
Higgins Liberal Alfred Shiff Harold Holt (Lib) Celia Laird
Higinbotham Lib Edwin Lamb Frank Timson (Lib) Desmond Ward
Indi Liberal John McLaren William Bostock (Lib)
Mac Holten* (CP)
Henry Richards James Ellis (Ind)
Isaacs Liberal Barry Jones William Haworth (Lib) John Hughes Elias Cowan (Ind)
Kooyong Liberal Dolph Eddy Robert Menzies (Lib) John Buchanan Gerry O'Day (CPA)
La Trobe Liberal Sam Goldbloom Richard Casey (Lib) Terence Kirley
Lalor Labor Reg Pollard Peter Kemp (Lib) John Donnellon
Mallee Country George Xeros Winton Turnbull (CP) John Cotter
Maribyrnong Liberal Doug Elliot Philip Stokes (Lib) Paul Gunn
McMillan Liberal George Brown Alexander Buchanan* (Lib)
Francis Hawtin (CP)
Kevin Scanlon Wattie Doig (CPA)
Decima Mayne (Ind)
Melbourne Labor Arthur Calwell James Moloney (Lib) John Ryan
Melbourne Ports Labor Frank Crean Norman Loader (Lib) John Fitzgerald Roger Wilson (CPA)
Murray Country Neil Frankland John McEwen (CP) Brian Lacey
Scullin Labor Ted Peters William Burns (Lib) Thomas Brennan
Wannon Liberal Jack Stanford Malcolm Fraser (Lib) Terence Callander
Wills Labor Gordon Bryant Alfred Wall (Lib) Bill Bryson
Wimmera Liberal Thomas Windsor Robert King* (CP)
William Lawrence (Lib)
James McCaffrey
Yarra Labor Jim Cairns Cecil Lanyon (Lib) Stan Keon Ken Miller (CPA)

Western Australia[edit]

Electorate Held by Labor candidate Coalition candidate DLP candidate Other candidates
 
Canning Country Len Hamilton (CP) Patrick Cranley
Curtin Liberal Frederick Traine Paul Hasluck (Lib) John Antill
Forrest Liberal Ernest Stapleton Gordon Freeth (Lib) Arthur Addis
Fremantle Labor Kim Beazley Peter Goode (Lib) Paddy Troy (CPA)
Kalgoorlie Labor Fred Collard Peter Browne (Lib) Antonius Berkhout Harold Illingworth (Ind)
Moore Country Wilbur Bennett Hugh Halbert* (Lib)
Hugh Leslie (CP)
Perth Liberal Laurie Wilkinson Fred Chaney (Lib) Terence Merchant Claude Swaine (Ind)
Stirling Labor Harry Webb Doug Cash (Lib) Brian Peachey James Collins (Ind)
Swan Liberal Keith Dowding Richard Cleaver (Lib) Charles Noonan

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 (*).

New South Wales[edit]

Six seats were up for election. One of these was a short-term vacancy caused by Labor Senator Bill Ashley's death; this had been filled in the interim by Labor's James Ormonde. The Labor Party was defending four seats. The Liberal-Country Coalition was defending two seats. Senators John Armstrong (Labor), John McCallum (Liberal), Albert Reid (Country) and Bill Spooner (Liberal) were not up for re-election.

Labor candidates Coalition candidates DLP candidates Communist candidates True Dem candidates Ungrouped candidates
 
  1. James Arnold*
  2. James Ormonde*
  3. Stan Amour*
  4. Gilbert Manuel
  1. Sir Alister McMullin* (Lib)
  2. Ken Anderson* (Lib)
  3. Colin McKellar* (CP)
  1. Jack Kane
  2. Jan Van Der Rijt
  3. Michael Fitzpatrick
  1. Jim Healy
  2. Laurie Aarons
  3. Flo Davis
  4. Rupert Lockwood
  1. Ronald Sarina
  2. Alfred Turner

George Cole
John Chapman-Mortimer
Edward Spensley
Charles de Monchaux
Anthony Micallef

Queensland[edit]

Five seats were up for election. The Liberal-Country Coalition was defending three seats. The Labor Party was defending two seats (although Senator Condon Byrne had defected to the Queensland Labor Party). Senators Archie Benn (Labor), Walter Cooper (Country), Ben Courtice (Labor), Neil O'Sullivan (Liberal) and Dame Annabelle Rankin (Liberal) were not up for re-election.

Labor candidates Coalition candidates QLP candidates Communist candidates Loyalist candidates
 
  1. Gordon Brown*
  2. Felix Dittmer*
  3. Max Poulter
  1. Ted Maher* (CP)
  2. Ian Wood* (Lib)
  3. Roy Kendall* (Lib)
  1. Condon Byrne
  2. Harold Collins
  3. William Sturgess
  1. Tom Millar
  2. Ted Bacon
  3. Stella Nord
  1. Jean Reville
  2. Gladys Edwards

South Australia[edit]

Five seats were up for election. The Labor Party was defending three seats. The Liberal Party was defending two seats. Senators Nancy Buttfield (Liberal), Clive Hannaford (Liberal), Ted Mattner (Liberal), Theo Nicholls (Labor) and Sid O'Flaherty (Labor) were not up for re-election.

Labor candidates Liberal candidates DLP candidates Communist candidates
 
  1. Jim Toohey*
  2. Clem Ridley*
  3. Arnold Drury*
  1. Rex Pearson*
  2. Keith Laught*
  3. Gordon Davidson
  1. James O'Sullivan
  2. Daniel Smith
  3. Peter Lasarewitch
  1. Alan Finger
  2. Jim Moss
  3. Elliott Johnston

Tasmania[edit]

Five seats were up for election. The Labor Party was defending three seats (although Senator George Cole had defected to the Democratic Labor Party). The Liberal Party was defending two seats. Senators Denham Henty (Liberal), Nick McKenna (Labor), Bob Poke (Labor), Robert Wardlaw (Liberal) and Reg Wright (Liberal) were not up for re-election.

Labor candidates Liberal candidates DLP candidates Ungrouped candidates
 
  1. Justin O'Byrne*
  2. Bill Aylett*
  3. Reg Murray
  1. Elliot Lillico*
  2. John Marriott*
  3. Robert Wordsworth
  1. George Cole*
  2. Bruce Dilger
  3. Virgil Morgan

Cornelius McShane

Victoria[edit]

Six seats were up for election. One of these was a short-term vacancy caused by Liberal Senator John Spicer's resignation; this had been filled in the interim by Liberal George Hannan. The Labor Party was defending three seats. The Liberal Party was defending three seats. Senators Don Cameron (Labor), Frank McManus (Democratic Labor), Jim Sheehan (Labor) and Harrie Wade (Country) were not up for re-election.

Labor candidates Liberal candidates DLP candidates Communist candidates Republican candidates
 
  1. Pat Kennelly*
  2. Bert Hendrickson*
  3. Charles Sandford*
  4. Maurice Ashkanasy
  1. John Gorton*
  2. Ivy Wedgwood*
  3. George Hannan*
  1. Jack Little
  2. Frank Burns
  3. Eileen Slattery
  4. Vilmos Kormos
  1. Ralph Gibson
  2. Kath Williams
  3. Andy Wallace
  4. Bill Tregear
  1. John Murray
  2. Richard Mullins

Western Australia[edit]

Five seats were up for election. The Labor Party was defending three seats. The Liberal Party was defending one seat. The Country Party was defending one seat. Senators Shane Paltridge (Liberal), Agnes Robertson (Country), Dorothy Tangney (Labor), Seddon Vincent (Liberal) and Don Willesee (Labor) were not up for re-election.

Labor candidates Liberal candidates Country candidates DLP candidates Communist candidates Ungrouped candidates
 
  1. Joe Cooke*
  2. Harry Cant*
  3. Patrick O'Brien
  1. Malcolm Scott*
  2. George Branson*
  3. Peter Sim
  1. Tom Drake-Brockman*
  2. Jessie Robertson
  3. Bill Robinson
  1. Bernard Flanagan
  2. Veronica Bonser
  1. John Gandini
  2. Annette Aarons
  3. John Wilson

Gerard Benson

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 Senate elections in each state.

Party NSW Vic Qld WA SA Tas ACT NT Total
HR S HR S HR S HR S HR S HR S HR HR HR S
Australian Labor Party 47 * 33 * 18 * 8 * 11 * 5 * 1 1 124 6
Liberal Party of Australia 38 * 30 * 11 * 8 * 11 * 5 * 1 104 6
Australian Country Party 9 * 6 7 * 2 * 25 3
Democratic Labor Party 41 * 33 * 7 * 11 * 5 * 97 5
Communist Party of Australia 7 * 5 * 4 * 1 * 2 * 1 * 20 6
Queensland Labor Party 18 * 18 1
Australian Nationalist Party 5 5
True Democratic Party * 1
Australian Republican Party * 1
Loyalist Party * 1
Independent and other 11 5 3 3 1 23

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