Mr Colin Murray FISHER (1923 - 2003)**
- Date of Birth: 23/01/1923
- Place of Birth: Leura, New South Wales, Australia
- Date of Death: 07/07/2003
- Place of Death: Singleton, New South Wales, Australia
|Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly||14 Feb 1970||22 Feb 1988||18yr(s) 9day(s)|
|Member for Upper Hunter||14 Feb 1970||13 Jan 1971||11mth(s)|
42nd (1968 - 1971)
|Member for Upper Hunter||13 Feb 1971||19 Oct 1973||2yr(s) 8mth(s) 7day(s)|
43rd (1971 - 1973)
|Member for Upper Hunter||17 Nov 1973||2 Apr 1976||2yr(s) 4mth(s) 17day(s)|
44th (1973 - 1976)
|Member for Upper Hunter||1 May 1976||12 Sep 1978||2yr(s) 4mth(s) 12day(s)|
45th (1976 - 1978)
|Member for Upper Hunter||7 Oct 1978||28 Aug 1981||2yr(s) 10mth(s) 22day(s)|
46th (1978 - 1981)
|Member for Upper Hunter||19 Sep 1981||5 Mar 1984||2yr(s) 5mth(s) 16day(s)|
47th (1981 - 1984)
|Member for Upper Hunter||24 Mar 1984||22 Feb 1988||3yr(s) 10mth(s) 30day(s)|
48th (1984 - 1988)
|Minister for Local Government||17 Dec 1975||23 Jan 1976||1mth(s) 7day(s)|
|Minister for Lands and Minister for Forests||23 Jan 1976||14 May 1976||3mth(s) 22day(s)|
Political Party Activity
National Party. Shadow Minister at various times from 1976-1986 for Local Government; Planning and Environment; Energy and Mineral Resources. Member Country Party (now National Party) since 1949.
Board Member Singleton Co-operative Dairy Company. Committee member Northern Agricultural Association. Member Hereford Breed Society; Friesian Breed Society; Australian Stock Horse Society.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Grazier and dairy farmer. Maintained a beef cattle and dairying property at Jerry's Plains. Interests included stock breeding and tree planting. Educated Seaham Public School, Sydney Church of England Grammar School and Hawkesbury Agricultural College.
Citizen Military Forces (16 Motor Regiment). 2nd Australian Imperial Forces 1942-1946. 2/27 Infantry Battalion, 21st Infantry Brigade. Overseas service in New Guinea, Borneo and Celebes. Attained rank of Captain.
Order of Australia Medal.
Local Government Activity
Councillor Patrick Plains Shire Council from 1956 until 1970.
Son of Leslie, dairy farmer and his wife Florence Lipscomb. Married Adrienne Goldring on 6 January 1949, and had issue, 1 son and 1 daughter.
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