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Former Member Details

Mr (Harry) Henry Basil TURNER, M.A (1905 - 1988)

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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
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 07 Aug 1937 18 Nov 1952 15 years 3 months 12 days
Member for Gordon 07 Aug 1937 24 Feb 1938 6 months 18 days
Member for Gordon 26 Mar 1938 25 Aug 1938 5 months
Member for Gordon 24 Sep 1938 18 Apr 1941 2 years 6 months 26 days
Member for Gordon 10 May 1941 24 Apr 1944 2 years 11 months 15 days
Member for Gordon 27 May 1944 29 Mar 1947 2 years 10 months 3 days
Member for Gordon 03 May 1947 22 May 1950 3 years 20 days
Member for Gordon 17 Jun 1950 18 Nov 1952 2 years 5 months 2 days
Political Party Activity
United Australia Party. Secretary of Killara branch and delegate to council. Liberal Party.
Community Activity
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.
Military Service
Served in 2nd Australian Imperial Forces 1940 -1944, 2/3rd Australian Infantry Battalion, 6th Division; Greece, Syria, New Guinea, lieutenant.
Honours Received
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.
Local Government Activity
Personal
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.
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