Harry Turley

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The Hon
Harry Turley
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President of the Australian Senate
In office
1 July 1910 – 8 July 1913
Preceded by Albert Gould
Succeeded by Thomas Givens
Senator for Queensland
In office
1 January 1904 – 30 June 1917
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for South Brisbane
In office
6 May 1893 – 11 March 1899
Preceded by Abraham Luya
Succeeded by Abraham Luya
In office
22 July 1899 – 11 March 1902
Preceded by Abraham Luya
Succeeded by Alec Lamont
Personal details
Born Joseph Henry Lewis Turley
(1859-04-24)24 April 1859
Gloucestershire, England
Died 5 June 1929(1929-06-05) (aged 70)
South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Resting place South Brisbane Cemetery
Nationality English Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Spouse(s) Mary Smith (m.1886 d.1947)
Occupation Waterside worker

Joseph Henry Lewis "Harry" Turley (24 April 1859 – 5 June 1929) was an English-born Australian politician.

Early life[edit]

Harry Turley was born in Gloucestershire on 24 April 1859. He was educated in England, after which he became a sailor. Having migrated to Australia in 1887, he became a waterside worker in Brisbane, and was President of the Wharf Laborers' Union.


In 1893, Harry Turley was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Queensland as the Labor member for South Brisbane,[1] serving as Home Secretary in Anderson Dawson's short-lived Labor Government in 1899.[1] In 1902 he left the Assembly,[1] and in 1903 was elected to the Australian Senate as a Labor Senator for Queensland.

1910 Labor Senate ticket, with Turley on right

On 1 July 1910, he was appointed President of the Senate, a position he held until 8 July 1913. He remained a Senator until his defeat in 1917.

Later life[edit]

After leaving politics, Turley became a shipping master with the Queensland Harbours and Rivers Department. Turley died in 1929 and was buried in South Brisbane Cemetery.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b c "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Turley, Henry — Brisbane City Council Grave Location Search. Retrieved 5 November 2011.
  3. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-11-16. 

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Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Albert Gould
President of the Senate
Succeeded by
Thomas Givens
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Abraham Luya
Member for South Brisbane
Succeeded by
Abraham Luya
Preceded by
Abraham Luya
Member for South Brisbane
Succeeded by
Alec Lamont