Roy Harvey

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Roy Harvey

11th Lord Mayor of Brisbane
In office
Preceded byFrank Sleeman
Succeeded bySallyanne Atkinson
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Stafford
In office
27 May 1972 – 7 December 1974
Preceded byNew seat
Succeeded byTerry Gygar
Personal details
William Charles Roy Harvey

(1921-01-06)6 January 1921
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Died23 April 2006(2006-04-23) (aged 85)
Caloundra, Queensland, Australia
Resting placePinnaroo Lawn Cemetery
Political partyLabor
Spouse(s)Pearl Ruby Jess (m.1949)

William Charles Roy "Roy" Harvey (6 January 1921 – 23 April 2006),[1] more commonly known as Roy Harvey, was Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia from 1982 until 1985. A member of the Labor Party, he spent a total of 27 years on the Council.


Harvey was elected for seven three year terms as an Alderman of the Brisbane City Council representing the Council Ward of Kedron 1952–1973. He was the Labor member for Stafford in the Queensland Legislative Assembly from 1972–1974. He represented the Brisbane City Council Ward of Mitchelton 1979-1982 and held the office of Vice-Mayor of the City of Brisbane 1979–1982. Harvey also served on Finance Committee 1953-1955 and as Chairman 1979–1982. He was a member of the Health Committee 1955-1957 and the Works Committee 1957–1961. He was also served on the Establishment and Co-Ordination Committee 1961–1973,1979–1982 and as Chairman 1982-1985 and in addition as Chairman of the Council Transit and Electricity Committee 1961–1973.

Lord Mayor[edit]

Harvey was elected the position of Lord Mayor of Brisbane in 1982 and served until 1985. His wife, Pearl, acted as Lady Mayoress. His term included Brisbane's hosting of the 1982 Commonwealth Games. His predecessor in office, Frank Sleeman had secured the games for Brisbane. Harvey was defeated when he stood for re-election in 1985 against Liberal candidate, Sallyanne Atkinson. Dying in 2006, Harvey was accorded a state funeral[1] and buried in Pinnaroo Lawn Cemetery.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 15 February 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Harvey William Charles Roy — Brisbane City Council Grave Location Search. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
Parliament of Queensland
New seat Member for Stafford
Succeeded by
Terry Gygar
Civic offices
Preceded by
Frank Sleeman
Lord Mayor of Brisbane
Succeeded by
Sallyanne Atkinson