John England (politician)

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John England
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Calare
In office
5 November 1960 – 11 November 1975
Preceded byJohn Howse
Succeeded bySandy Mackenzie
Administrator of the Northern Territory
In office
1 June 1978 – 1 January 1981
Preceded byJock Nelson
Succeeded byEric Johnston
Personal details
Born(1911-10-12)12 October 1911
Sydney, New South Wales
Died18 June 1985(1985-06-18) (aged 73)
Political partyAustralian Country Party
OccupationBank officer, farmer
Military service
AllegianceAustralia Australia
Service/branchAustralian Army
Years of service1942–1946
RankLieutenant Colonel

John Armstrong England CMG (12 October 1911 – 18 June 1985) was an Australian politician and Administrator of the Northern Territory.


Born in Sydney, John England attended state schools and then Brisbane Boys' College. He was a bank officer before undertaking military service from 1942 to 1946.[1] From 1947 he was a farmer near Grenfell in New South Wales. In 1960, England was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Country Party member for Calare, in the by-election caused by the resignation of John Howse. He held the seat until his retirement in 1975.

In 1978, he was appointed Administrator of the Northern Territory, a position he held until 1981.

In the New Year's Honours of 1979, he was appointed a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George.[2] He died in 1985.[3]


  1. ^ World War II Nominal Roll
  2. ^ It's an Honour
  3. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Archived from the original on 20 July 2007. Retrieved 2008-05-11.
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
John Howse
Member for Calare
1960 – 1975
Succeeded by
Sandy Mackenzie
Government offices
Preceded by
Jock Nelson
Administrator of the Northern Territory
Succeeded by
Eric Johnston