Mr (Harry) Henry Basil TURNER (1905 - 1988)**
- Date of Birth: 08/07/1905
- Place of Birth: Woolwich, New South Wales, Australia
- Date of Death: 19/09/1988
- Place of Death: Killara, New South Wales, Australia
|Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly||7 Aug 1937||18 Nov 1952||15yr(s) 3mth(s) 12day(s)|
|Member for Gordon||7 Aug 1937||24 Feb 1938||6mth(s) 18day(s)|
|Member for Gordon||26 Mar 1938||25 Aug 1938||5mth(s)|
|Member for Gordon||24 Sep 1938||18 Apr 1941||2yr(s) 6mth(s) 26day(s)|
|Member for Gordon||10 May 1941||24 Apr 1944||2yr(s) 11mth(s) 15day(s)|
|Member for Gordon||27 May 1944||29 Mar 1947||2yr(s) 10mth(s) 3day(s)|
|Member for Gordon||3 May 1947||22 May 1950||3yr(s) 20day(s)|
|Member for Gordon||17 Jun 1950||18 Nov 1952||2yr(s) 5mth(s) 2day(s)|
Political Party Activity
United Australia Party. Secretary of Killara branch and delegate to council. Liberal Party.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Lawyer (barrister). Educated at Malvern School, Hunters Hill, Sydney., University of Sydney. BA 1927 and Queens College, Cambridge, MA Canterbury; called to Bar (Inner Temple) in 1930; travelled extensively in Europe; practised in New South Wales 1931 - 1937. Delegate to United Nations general assembly 1963, and 1969; member of parliamentary delegation to East Asia in 1965; delegate to 7th general assembly in Asian Parliamentary Union, Cambodia in 1971, leader of Australian delegation to Commonwealth Parliamentary Association conference, Malawi in 1972; Australian representative in Malawi republic celebrations.
Served in 2nd Australian Imperial Forces 1940 -1944, 2/3rd Australian Infantry Battalion, 6th Division; Greece, Syria, New Guinea, lieutenant.
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Member of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia. Member of the House of Representatives for Bradfield 1952 - 1974.
Son of Basil William Turner, metallurgist, and Mabel Lily Breillat. Married Mildred Mary Raymond at Mosman on 4 July 1931 and they had 3 daughters and 1 son.