The Hon. Donald DAY (1924 - 2010)**
- Date of Birth: 19/02/1924
- Place of Birth: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- Date of Death: 18/05/2010
- Place of Death: Yamba, New South Wales, Australia
|Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly||13 Feb 1971||5 Mar 1984||13yr(s) 22day(s)|
|Member for Casino||13 Feb 1971||19 Oct 1973||2yr(s) 8mth(s) 7day(s)|
43rd (1971 - 1973)
|Member for Casino||17 Nov 1973||2 Apr 1976||2yr(s) 4mth(s) 17day(s)|
44th (1973 - 1976)
|Member for Casino||1 May 1976||12 Sep 1978||2yr(s) 4mth(s) 12day(s)|
45th (1976 - 1978)
|Member for Casino||7 Oct 1978||28 Aug 1981||2yr(s) 10mth(s) 22day(s)|
46th (1978 - 1981)
|Member for Clarence||19 Sep 1981||5 Mar 1984||2yr(s) 5mth(s) 16day(s)|
47th (1981 - 1984)
|Minister for Decentralisation and Development and Minister for Primary Industries||14 May 1976||19 Oct 1978||2yr(s) 5mth(s) 6day(s)|
|Minister for Agriculture||19 Oct 1978||29 Feb 1980||1yr(s) 4mth(s) 11day(s)|
|Minister for Industrial Development and Minister for Decentralisation||29 Feb 1980||2 Oct 1981||1yr(s) 7mth(s) 4day(s)|
|Minister for Industrial Development and Minister for Decentralisation||2 Oct 1981||1 Feb 1983||1yr(s) 4mth(s)|
|Minister for Industrial Development and Minister for Decentralisation||1 Feb 1983||10 Feb 1984||1yr(s) 10day(s)|
|Minister for Mineral Resources||10 Feb 1984||5 Apr 1984||1mth(s) 27day(s)|
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Member since 1952.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Fitter and turner. Educated at Swinburne Technical College, Victoria. After his war service he matriculated under the Commonwealth Rehabilitation Training Scheme (CRTS). Entered the motor trade at Maclean in 1949 and was the proprieter of Maclean Motors Pty Ltd, a Ford dealership for cars, tractors and farm implements. Recreational interests included dairying and sugar growing and operating a small Brahmin stud.
Joined the Army at 17, Australian Infantry Forces, as a Private, and later transferred to the Royal Australian Air Force to become a catalina pilot in the Pacific during World War ll.
Local Government Activity
Deputy Mayor of Maclean Municipality. Deputy President of Maclean Shire Council. Chairman of Lower Clarence County Council.
Son of Alfred Carlyle Day, engineer, and Jessie Jane Brown. Married (Alma) Marie and had issue, 2 daughters and 1 son.