Tony Burreket

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Tony Burreket
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Townsville
In office
1 November 1986 – 2 December 1989
Preceded by Ken McElligott
Succeeded by Ken Davies
Personal details
Born Anthony Burreket
(1934-07-06) 6 July 1934 (age 82)
Paddington, New South Wales, Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party National Party
Spouse(s) Judith Margaret Manson (m.1970)
Occupation Soldier, Real estate agent, Small business owner
Religion Uniting Church

Anthony "Tony" Burreket (born 6 July 1934) is a former Australian politician.

He was born in Paddington in Sydney. His father was Abraham Burreket, a bootmaker. His parents died in 1937 and he lived in an orphanage until 1948. Self-educated, he matriculated with honours from Victoria Correspondence School and gained a primary teachers' certificate from Frankston Teachers College. He joined the Australian Army in 1951 and served in Borneo and Malaysia in 1964 and 1965. He retired as an education officer in the Army in 1972 and became a real estate agent and developer. A member of the National Party, he was elected to Townsville City Council in 1985, serving until 1988. In 1986 he was elected to the Queensland Legislative Assembly as the member for Townsville, serving as a backbencher until his defeat in 1989.[1]


  1. ^ "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Ken McElligott
Member for Townsville
Succeeded by
Ken Davies