Keith Ewert

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Keith Ewert
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Flinders
In office
18 October 1952 – 29 May 1954
Preceded by Rupert Ryan
Succeeded by Robert Lindsay
Personal details
Born (1918-04-12)12 April 1918
Brighton, Victoria, Australia
Died 2 December 1989(1989-12-02) (aged 71)
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Alma mater University of Melbourne
Occupation Accountant

Keith Walter Wilson Ewert (12 April 1918 – 2 December 1989) was an Australian politician. Born in Brighton[1] and educated at Melbourne High School and the University of Melbourne, he was an accountant before entering politics. In 1952, Ewert was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Labor member for Flinders, unexpectedly winning the by-election for that seat caused by the death of Rupert Ryan and becoming only the second Labor MP for Flinders. In 1954, he was defeated by Liberal Robert Lindsay.

In 1955, 1958 and 1961, Ewert was the Labor candidate for the nearby seat of Bruce, losing each time to Liberal Billy Snedden. On the third attempt, Ewert actually led in the first count, but was defeated by DLP preferences.

After his final defeat, Ewert resumed his accountancy practice. He died in 1989.[2]


  1. ^ "Family Notices". The Age (19,685). Victoria, Australia. 27 April 1918. p. 7. Retrieved 2 January 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  2. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Archived from the original on 20 July 2007. Retrieved 2008-06-14. 
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Rupert Ryan
Member for Flinders
Succeeded by
Robert Lindsay