Gil Duthie

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Gil Duthie
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Wilmot
In office
28 September 1946 – 13 December 1975
Preceded by Allan Guy
Succeeded by Max Burr
Personal details
Born (1912-05-21)21 May 1912
Nhill, Victoria
Died 13 June 1998(1998-06-13) (aged 86)
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Occupation Schoolteacher, religious minister
Religion Methodist (1938-77), Uniting Church (1977-98)

Gilbert William Arthur "Gil" Duthie AM (21 May 1912 – 13 June 1998) was an Australian politician. Born in Nhill, Victoria, he was educated at state schools and at the University of Melbourne before becoming a schoolteacher and farmer in rural Victoria. In 1938 he was ordained a Methodist minister, and in 1944 he moved to Latrobe, Tasmania. In 1945 and 1946 Duthie was directly involved with Australian rules football in the town. He was secretary of the Latrobe Football Club as well as playing senior games for it in the NWFU competition.[1]

In 1946, Gil Duthie was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Labor member for Wilmot, defeating sitting Liberal MP Allan Guy. From February 1956 until December 1972 he was the Labor Party Whip in the House. He held the seat until 1975, when he was defeated by Liberal candidate Max Burr. Duthie died in 1998.[2]


  1. ^ "LATROBE.". The Advocate. Burnie, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 9 March 1946. p. 6. Retrieved 23 October 2011. 
  2. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Archived from the original on 6 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-09. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Duthie, Gil (1984), I Had 50,000 Bosses. Memoirs of a Labor Backbencher 1946-1975, Angus and Robertson, Sydney. ISBN 0-207-14916-X
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Allan Guy
Member for Wilmot
1946 – 1975
Succeeded by
Max Burr