Members of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, 1959–1962

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This is a list of members of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly from 1959 to 1962, as elected at the 1959 state election.

Name Party Electorate Term in office
Keith Anderson [6] Labor Paddington-Waverley 1961-1962
Hon Robert Askin Liberal Collaroy 1950-1975
Brian Bannon Labor Rockdale 1959–1986
Jack Beale Liberal South Coast 1942–1973
Ivan Black Liberal Neutral Bay 1945-1951, 1951-1962
George Booth [4] Labor Kurri Kurri 1925-1960
Ken Booth [4] Labor Kurri Kurri 1960–1988
George Brain Liberal Willoughby 1943–1968
Jim Brown Country Raleigh 1959–1984
Hon Michael Bruxner Country Tenterfield 1920-1962
Hon Joseph Cahill [3] Labor Cook's River 1925-1959
Tom Cahill [3] Labor Cook's River 1959–1983
Bill Chaffey Country Tamworth 1940–1973
Bill Chapman Liberal Nepean 1956-1962
Reg Coady Labor Leichhardt 1954–1973
Keith Compton [1] Labor Lismore 1959-1965
Rex Connor Labor Wollongong-Kembla 1950-1963
Geoffrey Cox Liberal Vaucluse 1957-1964
Bill Crabtree Labor Kogarah 1953–1983
Geoff Crawford Country Barwon 1950–1976
Douglas Cross Liberal Georges River 1948–1953, 1956–1970
Charles Cutler Country Orange 1947–1975
Tom Dalton Labor Sutherland 1953–1956, 1959–1968
Douglas Darby Liberal Manly 1945–1978
Bernie Deane Liberal Hawkesbury 1950–1972
Alfred Dennis Liberal/Independent [8] Blacktown 1959-1962
Doug Dickson [5] Country Temora 1938-1960
Ben Doig Liberal Burwood 1957-1965
Frank Downing Labor Ryde 1953–1968
Clarrie Earl Labor Fairfield 1953–1973
Jack Easter [1] Country Lismore 1953-1959
Kevin Ellis Liberal Coogee 1948–1953, 1956–1962, 1965–1973
Hon George Enticknap Labor Murrumbidgee 1941-1965
Jack Ferguson Labor Merrylands 1959–1984
William Ferguson [6] Labor Paddington-Waverley 1953-1961
Wal Fife Liberal Wagga Wagga 1957–1975
Ray Fitzgerald Country Gloucester 1941-1962
Les Ford Liberal Dubbo 1959-1964
Howard Fowles Labor Illawarra 1941–1968
Stewart Fraser Liberal Gordon 1953-1962
George Freudenstein Country Young 1959–1981
Hon William Gollan Labor Randwick 1941-1962
Fred Green Labor Redfern 1950–1968
Ian Griffith Liberal Cronulla 1956–1978
Frank Hawkins Labor Newcastle 1935–1968
Eric Hearnshaw Liberal Eastwood 1945-1965
Bob Heffron Labor Maroubra 1930–1968
Pat Hills Labor Phillip 1954–1988
Davis Hughes Country Armidale 1950–1953, 1956–1973
David Hunter Liberal Ashfield-Croydon 1940–1976
Harold Jackson Liberal Gosford 1950-1965
Rex Jackson Labor Bulli 1955–1986
Les Jordan Country/Liberal [2] Oxley 1944–1965
Gus Kelly Labor Bathurst 1925–1932, 1935–1967
Joe Kelly Labor East Hills 1956–1973
Hon Bill Lamb Labor Granville 1938-1962
Hon Abe Landa Labor Bondi 1930–1965
Walter Lawrence Liberal Drummoyne 1956-1962
Joe Lawson Country Murray 1932–1973
Tom Lewis Liberal Wollondilly 1957–1978
Hon Ray Maher Labor North Sydney 1953-1965
Dan Mahoney Labor Parramatta 1959–1976
Cliff Mallam Labor Dulwich Hill 1953–1968, 1971–1981
Jack Mannix Labor Liverpool 1952–1971
Robert McCartney Labor Hamilton 1959–1971
Ken McCaw Liberal Lane Cove 1947–1975
John McMahon Labor Balmain 1950–1968
Milton Morris Liberal Maitland 1956–1980
Pat Morton Liberal Mosman 1947–1972
Thomas Murphy Labor Concord 1953–1968
George Neilly Labor Cessnock 1959–1978
Leo Nott Labor Mudgee 1953–1973
Hon Roger Nott [7] Labor Liverpool Plains 1941-1961
Frank O'Keefe [7] Country Liverpool Plains 1961–1969
Doug Padman Liberal Albury 1947-1965
Spence Powell Labor Bankstown 1950-1962
Leon Punch Country Upper Hunter 1959–1985
Frank Purdue Independent Waratah 1956-1962, 1964-1965
Hon Jack Renshaw Labor Castlereagh 1941–1980
Bill Rigby Labor Hurstville 1959-1965
Ian Robinson Country Casino 1953-1963
Jim Robson Labor Hartley 1956-1965
Hon Norm Ryan Labor Marrickville 1953–1973
Thomas Ryan Labor Auburn 1956-1965
John Seiffert Labor Monaro 1941-1965
Hon Bill Sheahan Labor Burrinjuck 1941–1973
Jim Simpson Labor Lake Macquarie 1950–1968
Albert Sloss Labor King 1956–1973
Stanley Stephens Country Byron 1944–1973
Jack Stewart Labor Kahibah 1957–1972
Sydney Storey Liberal Hornsby 1941-1962
Jim Taylor [5] Country Temora 1960–1981
Arthur Tonge Labor Canterbury 1926-1932, 1935-1962
Hon Vernon Treatt Liberal Woollahra 1938-1962
Laurie Tully Labor Goulburn 1946-1965
William Wattison Labor Sturt 1947–1968
Bill Weiley Labor Clarence 1955–1971
Ernest Wetherell Labor Cobar 1949-1965
Eric Willis Labor Earlwood 1950–1978
Stan Wyatt Labor Lakemba 1950-1964
1 The 1959 re-election of Lismore Country Party MLA Jack Easter was overturned by the Court of Disputed Returns on 12 June 1959. Labor candidate Keith Compton won the resulting by-election on 12 September.
2 Oxley MLA Les Jordan had been re-elected as a Country Party member in 1959, but defected to the Liberal Party late that year.
3 Cook’s River Labor MLA and Premier Joseph Cahill died on 22 October 1959. His son, Labor candidate Tom Cahill, won the resulting by-election on 12 December.
4 Kurri Kurri Labor MLA George Booth died on 31 July 1960. His son, Labor candidate Ken Booth, won the resulting by-election on 8 October.
5 Temora Country Party MLA Doug Dickson died on 27 July 1960. Country Party candidate Jim Taylor won the resulting by-election on 8 October.
6 Paddington-Waverley Labor MLA William Ferguson died on 29 January 1961. Labor candidate Keith Anderson won the resulting by-election on 25 February.
7 Liverpool Plains Labor MLA Roger Nott resigned on 3 March 1961 to accept an appointment as Administrator of the Northern Territory. Country Party candidate Frank O'Keefe won the resulting by-election on 25 March.
8 Blacktown MLA Alfred Dennis was elected as a representative of the Liberal Party, but resigned to sit as an independent in 1962 after losing a preselection challenge for the safer Liberal seat of The Hills.

See also[edit]

Members of the Parliament of New South Wales
Legislative Council


Legislative Assembly