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Former Member Details

The Hon. Roy Frederick TURNER, LL.B (1922 - 2004)

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Date of Birth: 07/09/1922
Place of Birth: Surry Hills, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 15/06/2004
Place of Death: Strathfield, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 23 Apr 1976 05 Mar 1984 7 years 10 months 12 days A Member before reconstitution. A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Date of Election 27 November 1975.
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Joined party in 1939.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Lawyer (solicitor). Educated at University of Sydney (LL.B). Established Turner, Freeman & Partners. Notary public since 1965. Vice-president of Law Council of Australia since 1973. Member of Council of Law Society of New South Wales 1963 until 1973. Chairman of Australian Legal Aid Review Commission in 1973. Member of Mental Health Tribunal (Sydney) in 1958. Member of Board of St George Hospital 1963 until 1983. Foundation Director of the Co-operative for Aboriginals in 1956, Foundation Director of the Aboriginal Legal Aid Service in 1971. Director of the Foundation for Aboriginal Affairs. Chairman of Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Director of Microsearch Foundation of Australia. Author of several books. Recreational interests include gardening, reading and farming.
Military Service
Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner (Royal Australian Air Force) Air Crew Europe 1941 until 1945, flying officer.
Honours Received
Order of Australia (AO)
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Married Betty and had issue, 1 daughter and 1 son.
Additional Information
The Turner Papers were donated to the Parliamentary Archives in 2008 - PRS 609.LC/P