Hugh Halbert

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Hugh Halbert
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Moore
In office
22 November 1958 – 9 December 1961
Preceded byHugh Leslie
Succeeded byHugh Leslie
Personal details
Born(1910-01-17)17 January 1910
Meckering, Western Australia
Died31 January 1997(1997-01-31) (aged 87)
Political partyLiberal Party of Australia
OccupationAccountant, businessman

Hugh Victor Halbert (17 January 1910 – 31 January 1997) was an Australian politician.


Born in Meckering, Western Australia, he was educated at Hale School in Perth before becoming an accountant, tax agent and retail businessman. In 1958, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Liberal member for Moore, defeating Country Party member Hugh Leslie. Leslie regained the seat in 1961 and Halbert retired from politics, becoming a company director. In 1965, he was elected President of the Western Australian Liberal Party, a position he held until 1969. Halbert died in 1997.[1]


  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Archived from the original on 20 July 2007. Retrieved 1 August 2008.
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Hugh Leslie
Member for Moore
Succeeded by
Hugh Leslie