Members of the Australian House of Representatives, 1954–1955

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This is a list of the members of the Australian House of Representatives in the 21st Australian Parliament, which was elected at the 1954 election on 29 May 1954. The incumbent Liberal Party of Australia led by Prime Minister of Australia Robert Menzies with coalition partner the Country Party led by Arthur Fadden lost a net of five seats, but defeated the Australian Labor Party led by Herbert Evatt.

Member Party Electorate State Term in office
Charles Adermann Country Fisher Qld 1943–1972
Ian Allan Country Gwydir NSW 1953–1969
Gordon Anderson Labor Kingsford Smith NSW 1949–1955
Tom Andrews Labor/Labor (A-C) Darebin Vic 1949–1955
Hon Larry Anthony Country Richmond NSW 1937–1957
Lance Barnard Labor Bass Tas 1954–1975
Jeff Bate Liberal Macarthur NSW 1949–1972
Hon Howard Beale Liberal Parramatta NSW 1946–1958
Kim Beazley Labor Fremantle WA 1945–1977
Alan Bird Labor Batman Vic 1949–1962
Francis Bland Liberal Warringah NSW 1951–1961
William Bostock Liberal Indi Vic 1949–1958
Bill Bourke Labor/Labor (A-C) Fawkner Vic 1949–1955
George Bowden Country Gippsland Vic 1943–1961
William Brand Country Wide Bay Qld 1954–1958
Wilfred Brimblecombe Country Maranoa Qld 1951–1966
Geoffrey Brown Liberal McMillan Vic 1949–1955
Hon Harry Bruce Labor Leichhardt Qld 1951–1958
Tom Burke Labor Perth WA 1943–1955
Bill Bryson Labor/Labor (A-C) Wills Vic 1943–1946, 1949–1955
Hon Arthur Calwell Labor Melbourne Vic 1940–1972
Hon Archie Cameron Liberal Barker SA 1934–1956
Clyde Cameron Labor Hindmarsh SA 1949–1980
Dr Donald Cameron Liberal Oxley Qld 1949–1961
Rt Hon Richard Casey Liberal La Trobe Vic 1931–1940, 1949–1960
Hon Cyril Chambers Labor Adelaide SA 1943–1958
Hon Percy Clarey Labor Bendigo Vic 1949–1960
Joe Clark Labor Darling NSW 1934–1969
Jim Cope[1] Labor Cook NSW 1955–1975
Dominic Costa Labor Banks NSW 1949–1969
Wilfred Coutts Labor Griffith Qld 1954–1958, 1961–1966
John Cramer Liberal Bennelong NSW 1949–1974
Frank Crean Labor Melbourne Ports Vic 1951–1977
Jack Cremean Labor/Labor (A-C) Hoddle Vic 1949–1955
Dan Curtin Labor Watson NSW 1949–1969
Fred Daly Labor Grayndler NSW 1943–1975
Charles Davidson Country Dawson Qld 1946–1963
Billy Davies Labor Cunningham NSW 1949–1956
Frank Davis Liberal Deakin Vic 1949–1966
Roger Dean Liberal Robertson NSW 1949–1964
Alick Downer Liberal Angas SA 1949–1964
Hon Arthur Drakeford Labor Maribyrnong Vic 1934–1955
Hon David Drummond Country New England NSW 1949–1963
Nigel Drury Liberal Ryan Qld 1949–1975
Gil Duthie Labor Wilmot Tas 1946–1975
Bill Edmonds Labor Herbert Qld 1946–1958
Rt Hon Dr H.V. Evatt Labor Barton NSW 1940–1960
Rt Hon Arthur Fadden Country McPherson Qld 1936–1958
Laurie Failes Country Lawson NSW 1949–1969
David Fairbairn Liberal Farrer NSW 1949–1975
Hon Allen Fairhall Liberal Paterson NSW 1949–1969
Bill Falkinder Liberal Franklin Tas 1946–1966
Joe Fitzgerald Labor Phillip NSW 1949–1955
Hon Josiah Francis Liberal Moreton Qld 1922–1955
Allan Fraser Labor Eden-Monaro NSW 1943–1966, 1969–1972
Jim Fraser[2] Labor Australian Capital Territory ACT 1951–1970
Gordon Freeth Liberal Forrest WA 1949–1969
Arthur Fuller Labor Hume NSW 1943–1949, 1951–1955, 1961–1963
Pat Galvin Labor Kingston SA 1951–1966
Arthur Greenup Labor Dalley NSW 1953–1955
Charles Griffiths Labor Shortland NSW 1949–1972
Jo Gullett Liberal Henty Vic 1946–1955
Len Hamilton Country Canning WA 1946–1961
Rt Hon Eric Harrison Liberal Wentworth NSW 1931–1956
Jim Harrison Labor Blaxland NSW 1949–1969
Hon Paul Hasluck Liberal Curtin WA 1949–1969
Hon William Haworth Liberal Isaacs Vic 1949–1969
Les Haylen Labor Parkes NSW 1943–1963
Rt Hon Harold Holt Liberal Higgins Vic 1935–1967
John Howse Liberal Calare NSW 1946–1960
Alan Hulme Liberal Petrie Qld 1949–1961, 1963–1972
William Jack Liberal North Sydney NSW 1949–1966
Rowley James Labor Hunter NSW 1928–1958
Hon Herbert Johnson Labor Kalgoorlie WA 1940–1958
Bob Joshua Labor/Labor (A-C) Ballaarat Labor 1951–1955
Percy Joske Liberal Balaclava Vic 1951–1960
Hon Wilfrid Kent Hughes Liberal Chisholm Vic 1949–1970
Stan Keon Labor/Labor (A-C) Yarra Vic 1949–1955
William Lawrence Liberal Wimmera Vic 1949–1958
Hon George Lawson Labor Brisbane Qld 1931–1961
Nelson Lemmon Labor St George NSW 1943–1949, 1954–1955
Hugh Leslie Liberal Moore Country 1949–1958, 1961–1963
Robert Lindsay Liberal Flinders Vic 1954–1966
Tony Luchetti Labor Macquarie NSW 1951–1975
Aubrey Luck Liberal Darwin Tas 1951–1958
Philip Lucock Country Lyne NSW 1953–1980
Dan Mackinnon Liberal Corangamite Vic 1949–1951, 1953–1966
Hon Norman Makin Labor Sturt SA 1919–1946, 1954–1963
Hon Philip McBride Liberal Wakefield SA 1931–1937, 1937–1943 (S), 1946–1958
Malcolm McColm Liberal Bowman Qld 1949–1961
Rt Hon John McEwen Country Murray Vic 1934–1971
John McLeay Sr. Liberal Boothby SA 1949–1966
Don McLeod Labor Wannon Vic 1940–1949, 1951–1955
Hon William McMahon Liberal Lowe NSW 1949–1982
Rt Hon Robert Menzies Liberal Kooyong Vic 1934–1966
Dan Minogue Labor West Sydney NSW 1949–1969
Charles Morgan Labor Reid NSW 1940–1946, 1949–1958
Jack Mullens Labor/Labor (A-C) Gellibrand Vic 1949–1955
Jock Nelson[2] Labor Northern Territory NT 1949–1966
William O'Connor Labor Martin NSW 1946–1969
Hubert Opperman Liberal Corio Vic 1949–1967
Hon Frederick Osborne Liberal Evans NSW 1949–1961
Rt Hon Sir Earle Page Country Cowper NSW 1919–1961
Henry Pearce Liberal Capricornia Qld 1949–1961
Ted Peters Labor Burke Vic 1949–1969
Hon Reg Pollard Labor Lalor Vic 1937–1966
Hon Bill Riordan Labor Kennedy Qld 1936–1966
Hugh Roberton Country Riverina NSW 1949–1965
Edgar Russell Labor Grey SA 1943–1963
Tom Sheehan[1] Labor Cook NSW 1937–1955
Frank Stewart Labor Lang NSW 1953–1979
Reginald Swartz Liberal Darling Downs Qld 1949–1972
Albert Thompson Labor Port Adelaide SA 1946–1963
Frank Timson Liberal Higinbotham Vic 1949–1960
Hon Athol Townley Liberal Denison Tas 1949–1964
Winton Turnbull Country Mallee Vic 1946–1972
Harry Turner Liberal Bradfield NSW 1952–1974
Hon Eddie Ward Labor East Sydney NSW 1931, 1932–1963
David Oliver Watkins Labor Newcastle NSW 1935–1958
Harry Webb Labor Swan WA 1954–1958, 1961–1972
Bill Wentworth Liberal Mackellar NSW 1949–1977
Roy Wheeler Liberal Mitchell NSW 1949–1961
Gough Whitlam Labor Werriwa NSW 1952–1978
Bruce Wight Liberal Lilley Qld 1949–1961

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b ALP member Tom Sheehan died on 26 March 1955; Labor candidate Jim Cope won the resulting by-election on 21 May.
  2. ^ a b At this time, the members for the Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory could only vote on matters relating to their respective territories.

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