Birth Date
18 Nov 1941 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Death Date
07 Jul 2012 (Queensland, Australia)

Reginald and Robina Bird (nee Turner)

Married - Janette Alexander on 18 December 1974.

Detective-Inspector of Police and Teacher

1. Wilston State School
2. Brisbane Grammar School
3. Brisbane Teachers' College
4. University of Queensland: BA (Hons political science); MLitSt (history and government)

No religion


1. Executive Director and Director of Welfare, Queensland Deaf Society
2. Head, Brisbane Deaf School, 1979
3. Senior history master, Brisbane Grammar School, 1972 to 1974
4. President, Queensland Debating Union, 1973
5. Detective-Inspector, Royal Hong Kong Police, 1966 to 1971
6. State secondary school teacher, 1965
7. National Director, Abschol, 1964
8. Queensland Arts representative, SRC
9. Queensland Education Officer, National Union of Australian University Students (NUAUS), 1963

Party and Political Activities
Liberal Party (LIB)

Party Positions
1. President, Liberal Speakers Group Queensland, 1973 to 1975

Parliamentary Representation
HousePartyElectorateFromToDeparture Reason
AssemblyLIB SOUTH BRISBANE07 Dec 197412 Nov 1977Defeated

Other Seats Contested
1. WOODRIDGE (State) 1977
2. SOUTH BRISBANE (State) 1980


1. He changed his name by deed poll from Colin Bird in September 1965.
2. He was the captain of the debating team at Brisbane Grammar School from 1956 to 1959.
3. He was President of the Queensland Debating Union in 1973.
4. In the 1977 election, Mr Lamont stood as the candidate for Woodridge even though he was the sitting member for South Brisbane. He was defeated. In 1980 he again stood as the candidate for South Brisbane but was unsuccessful.
5. During his time in the parliament he fought to keep undersized and female crabs off southern markets and was thanked by Fisheries patrol officers by a delivery of mud crabs to Parliament House for supper.


Munns CF, Wright DA, Lamont CC, History Today, (John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, 1996)

2. Munns CF, Lamont CC, Wright DA, Contemporary Society, (William Brooks, 1978)


1. Waterson, DB, Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1981-1992, (Sydney: Casket Publications, 1993)
2. Courier-Mail, `It was "muddies" for supper', 6 April 1977

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