Martin Tenni

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The Hon
Martin Tenni
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Barron River
In office
7 December 1974 – 10 November 1989
Preceded by Bill Wood
Succeeded by Lesley Clark
Personal details
Born Martin James Tenni
(1934-04-04) 4 April 1934 (age 81)
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party National Party
Spouse(s) Marion Dawn Hickling (m.1956)
Occupation Hardware store proprietor
Religion Roman Catholic

Martin James Tenni (born 4 April 1934) is a former politician in Queensland, Australia. He was a Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly.

Early life[edit]

Martin Tenni was born on 4 April 1934 in Cairns, the son of Henry Tenni and Francis May, née Reed. After attending state schools in the Cairns area, he underwent national service training in 1952 before entering the hardware business, eventually managing his own company.


A member of the National Party, Tenni was a member of the Mareeba Shire Council from 1970 to 1976 (chairman from 1973 to 1976).[1]

In 1974 he was elected to the Queensland Legislative Assembly as the member for Barron River. In 1983 he was promoted to the front bench as Minister for Environment, Valuation and Administrative Services. He was moved to Water Resources and Maritime Services in 1986 and to Mines and Energy in 1987, adding Northern Development in 1989. He resigned from parliament on 10 November 1989.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 4 February 2015. 
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Bill Wood
Member for Barron River
Succeeded by
Lesley Clark