Members of the Queensland Legislative Assembly, 1953–1956

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This is a list of members of the 33rd Legislative Assembly of Queensland from 1953 to 1956, as elected at the 1953 state election held on 7 March 1953.[1]

Name Party Electorate Term in office
Bunny Adair Labor Cook 1953–1969
Tom Aikens NQLP Mundingburra 1944–1977
William Baxter Labor Norman 1953–1966
Joh Bjelke-Petersen Country Barambah 1947–1987
Michael Brosnan Labor Fortitude Valley 1950–1957
Richard Kidston Brown Labor Buranda 1947–1957
Jim Burrows Labor Port Curtis 1947–1963
Peter Byrne Labor Mourilyan 1950–1969
Gordon Chalk Liberal Lockyer 1947–1976
James Clark Labor Fitzroy 1935–1960
Arthur Coburn Independent Burdekin 1950–1969
Hon Harold Collins Labor Tablelands 1935–1957
Viv Cooper Labor Keppel 1952–1957
Thomas Crowley Labor Cairns 1947–1956
Horace Davies[1] Labor Maryborough 1953–1971
Edward Davis Labor Barcoo 1943–1961
Hon George Devries Labor Gregory 1941–1957
Alex Dewar Liberal Chermside 1950–1969
Les Diplock Labor Condamine 1953–1972
Felix Dittmer Labor Mount Gravatt 1950–1957
Alfred Dohring Labor Roma 1953–1957
Jim Donald Labor Bremer 1946–1969
John Dufficy Labor Warrego 1951–1969
Hon Jack Duggan Labor Toowoomba 1935–1957, 1958–1969
Leonard Eastment Labor Ithaca 1952–1956
Charles English Labor Mulgrave 1953–1957
Ernie Evans Country Mirani 1947–1965
David Farrell[1] Labor Maryborough 1938–1953
Alan Fletcher Country Cunningham 1953–1974
Hon Tom Foley Labor Belyando 1919–1960
Hon Frank Forde[2] Labor Flinders 1917–1922, 1955–1957
Hon Vince Gair Labor South Brisbane 1932–1960
Bob Gardner Labor Bulimba 1950–1957
Eric Gaven Country Southport 1950–1966
Fred Graham Labor Mackay 1943–1969
William Gunn Labor Wynnum 1944–1966
James Heading Country Marodian 1947–1960
Thomas Hiley Liberal Coorparoo 1944–1966
Hon Paul Hilton Labor Carnarvon 1935–1963
Cecil Jesson Labor Hinchinbrook 1935–1960
Hon Arthur Jones Labor Charters Towers 1929–1932, 1939–1960
Vince Jones Country Callide 1950–1971
Greg Kehoe Labor Nash 1953–1957
Tom Kerr Liberal Sherwood 1943–1956
George Keyatta Labor Townsville 1939–1960
Hon James Larcombe Labor Rockhampton 1912–1929, 1932–1956
Eric Lloyd Labor Kedron 1951–1972
David Low Country Cooroora 1947–1974
Hon Colin McCathie Labor Haughton 1950–1960
Otto Madsen Country Warwick 1947–1963
Hon Johnno Mann Labor Brisbane 1936–1969
Ivor Marsden Labor Ipswich 1949–1966
Hon William Moore Labor Merthyr 1940–1957
Thomas Moores Labor Kurilpa 1949–1957
Sir Kenneth Morris Liberal Mount Coot-tha 1944–1963
Adolf Muller Country Fassifern 1935–1969
Alan Munro Liberal Toowong 1950–1966
David Nicholson Country Murrumba 1950–1972
Frank Nicklin Country Landsborough 1932–1968
Dr Winston Noble Liberal Yeronga 1950–1964
Jack Pizzey Country Isis 1950–1968
Thomas Plunkett Jr. Country Darlington 1929–1957
Hon William Power Labor Baroona 1935–1960
Thomas Rasey Labor Windsor 1950–1957
Hon Ernest Riordan[2] Labor Flinders 1936–1944, 1950–1954
Frank Roberts Labor Nundah 1947–1956
Lloyd Roberts Country Whitsunday 1950–1961
Herbert Robinson Labor Sandgate 1953–1957
Alexander Skinner Labor Somerset 1953–1957
Alfred Smith Labor Carpentaria 1941–1960
Walter Sparkes Country Aubigny 1932–1935, 1941–1960
Harold Taylor Liberal Clayfield 1947–1963
John Taylor Labor Balonne 1944–1957
John Turner Labor Kelvin Grove 1941–1957
Hon Ted Walsh Labor Bundaberg 1935–1947, 1950–1969
Patrick Whyte Labor Mackenzie 1950–1956
Leslie Wood Labor North Toowoomba 1946–1947, 1950–1958
1 On 17 August 1953, the Labor member for Maryborough, David Farrell, died. Labor candidate Horace Davies won the resulting by-election on 28 November 1953.
2 On 9 December 1954, the Labor member for Flinders and the Secretary for Mines and Immigration, Ernest Riordan, died. Labor candidate and former Prime Minister Frank Forde won the resulting by-election on 12 March 1955.

See also[edit]


  • Waterson, D.B. Biographical register of the Queensland Parliament, 1930-1980 Canberra: ANU Press (1982)
  • Hughes, Colin A.; Graham, B. D. (1976). Voting for the Queensland Legislative Assembly, 1890-1964. Canberra: Australian National University. ISBN 0-7081-0301-4. 
Preceded by
32nd Assembly
33rd Queensland Legislative Assembly
Succeeded by
34th Assembly