Robert Sparkes

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Sir Robert Lyndley Sparkes (31 May 1929 – 6 August 2006) was President of the Queensland National Party from 1970 to 1990.

Sparkes was born in Dalby, Queensland, the son of Sir Jim Sparkes.

Most of his term was served during the period of the Bjelke-Petersen-led National Party state government.

He was knighted in the 1979 New Year's Honours for services to local government.[1]