Adair, Herbert Arthur (Bunny)


Adair, Herbert Arthur  (Bunny)
Birth Date: 23 August 1905 (Wolfram Camp, Queensland)
Death Date: 21 October 1994 (North Queensland, Queensland)
Parents: Cecil Henry Adair and Helen (nee Barratt)
Family: Gladys Hannah Down on 15 February 1928, 2 sons, 1 daughter
Education: Herberton State School; Wolfram State School; Allomba State School; Mount Carmel College, Charters Towers
Religion: Roman Catholic


Miner, canecutter, cane farmer, contract carrier, publican

Local Government Service: Councillor, Mulgrave Shire Council, 1939 to 1946
Military Service: Served 2nd AIF, Armoured Division, and 17 Field Regiment, 5th Division

Parliamentary Representation

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly ALP Cook 7 Mar 1953 26 Apr 1957
Assembly QLP Cook 26 Apr 1957 1 Jun 1963
Assembly IND Cook 1 Jun 1963 17 May 1969 Did not contest

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Whip, Queensland Labor Party 1960
Secretary, Queensland Labor Caucus 1960

Additional Information

Sources: Image sourced from the collection of the Queensland Parliamentary Library and Research Service; Waterson, DB and John Arnold, Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1930-1980 (Canberra: ANU Press, 1982); "Bunny Adair, 89, dies", Cairns Post, 25 October 1994; Lack, Clem, Three Decades of Queensland Political History, 1929-1960 (Brisbane: Government Printer, 1962)
[Last Modified: Tuesday, 30 October 2018]