Harry Turner (Australian politician)

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Harry Turner
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Member of the NSW Parliament
for Gordon
In office
7 August 1937 – 18 November 1952
Preceded by Sir Philip Goldfinch
Succeeded by Stewart Fraser
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Bradfield
In office
20 December 1952 – 11 April 1974
Preceded by Billy Hughes
Succeeded by David Connolly
Personal details
Born (1905-07-08)8 July 1905
Woolwich, New South Wales
Died 19 September 1988(1988-09-19) (aged 83)
Killara, New South Wales
Nationality Australian
Political party United Australia Party (1937–45)
Liberal Party of Australia (1945–74)
Spouse(s) Mildred Mary Raymond
Children Four
Alma mater University of Sydney
Cambridge University
Occupation Barrister

Henry Basil "Harry" Turner (8 July 1905 – 19 September 1988) was an Australian politician. Born in Woolwich, New South Wales to metallurgist Basil William Turner and Mabel Lily, née Breillat, he attended Malvern School in Sydney, and then the University of Sydney and Cambridge University. In 1930 he became a barrister. He married Mildred Mary Raymond at Mosman on 4 July 1931; they were to have three daughters and a son. In 1937 he was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for the seat of Gordon, representing the United Australia Party. He held the seat until 1952; during that time the United Australia Party became the Liberal Party. He was on military service 1940-44. In 1952 he contested the by-election for the federal seat of Bradfield following the death of Billy Hughes, and was elected. He held the seat until his retirement in 1974; during that time he was often a delegate to overseas conventions, including the United Nations in 1963.[1] He died in 1988 at Killara.


Parliament of New South Wales
Preceded by
Sir Philip Goldfinch
Member for Gordon
Succeeded by
Stewart Fraser
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Billy Hughes
Member for Bradfield
Succeeded by
David Connolly