|Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
27 May 1972 – 1 November 1986
|Preceded by||Vincent Jones|
|Succeeded by||Di McCauley|
|Born||Lindsay Earle Hartwig
29 December 1919
Eidsvold, Queensland, Australia
|Died||2 April 1996
Darling Downs, Queensland, Australia
|Resting place||Garden of Remembrance Cemetery, Toowoomba|
|Spouse(s)||Estelle Mary Carmody (m.1946)|
Hartwig was a farmer and grazier by occupation and pioneered the first aerial sowing of pasture seed.
Hartwig began his political career as a councillor with the Shire of Monto (1961–1970) and was appointed chairman in 1964.
In 1972, he was preselected for the safe National Party seat of Callide. He was elected at the 1972 election, winning re-election as a National in 1974, 1977 and 1980. In 1981, Hartwig was expelled from the National Party caucus by a vote of 33 to 2 for repeated criticism of party president Sir Robert Sparkes. He won re-election as an independent in 1983, but retired at the 1986 election. During his time as an independent, he was elected as the Chairman of the Livingstone Shire Council in a landslide. However, he only served about 11 months as chairman because of continual concerns about his ability to be effective as a shire chairman given his parliamentary duties.
Hartwig was never appointed to state Cabinet but had a notable achievement in fighting successfully to have Queensland Day officially recognised. He also adopted a unique radio campaign. He put together a race-call commercial and called himself "Lovable Lindsay" who always won by a nose.
Upon his death in 1996, his former colleagues made a range of tribute speeches; the stories of Hartwig's career were frequently humorous. Hartwig is buried in Toowoomba's Garden of Remembrance Cemetery.
- Parliament of Queensland Hansard 16 April 1996
- Parliament of Queensland Register
|Parliament of Queensland|
|Member for Callide