Horrie Garrick

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Horrie Garrick
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Batman
In office
25 October 1969 – 10 November 1977
Preceded by Sam Benson
Succeeded by Brian Howe
Personal details
Born (1918-08-26)26 August 1918
Melbourne, Victoria
Died 6 April 1982(1982-04-06) (aged 63)
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Occupation Mechanical engineer

Horace James "Horrie" Garrick (26 August 1918 – 6 April 1982) was an Australian politician. Born in Melbourne, he attended state schools and then Swinburne Technical College before becoming a mechanical engineer. Having sat on Collingwood City Council, he was Mayor from 1960 to 1961 and from 1968 to 1969. In 1969, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Labor member for Batman, succeeding the retiring Labor turned independent MP Sam Benson. He held the seat until his retirement in 1977, having lost ALP preselection to Brian Howe during 1976.[1] Garrick died in 1982.[2]


  1. ^ Lyle Allan (1978), 'Ethnic Politics - Migrant Organization and the Victorian ALP,' Ethnic Studies Vol. 2, No. 2, page 27.
  2. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Archived from the original on 20 July 2007. Retrieved 9 June 2008. 
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Sam Benson
Member for Batman
1969 – 1977
Succeeded by
Brian Howe