White, Terence Anthony (Terry)


White, Terence Anthony  (Terry)
Birth Date: 3 September 1936 (Nundah, Queensland)
Parents: William White and Mary Beck (nee Railton)
Family: Rhonda Mary Conn on 20 March 1961, 4 sons, 1 daughter
Education: Sandgate (Primary) Convent ; St Colomban's (Primary) College, Albion; St Joseph's College Nudgee; Pharmacy College, PhC; University of Queensland, BA
Religion: Roman Catholic


Director of private companies such as TA White Nominees Pty Ltd; Director, Gilseal Co. Pty Ltd; Guild Marketing Co.; Sportsbuild Pty Ltd; National Vice-President, Pharmacy Guild of Australia; President, Pharmacy Guild (Queensland); Part-time lecturer in pharmacy administration; Pharmacist in private practice since 1959 (started Terry White Chemist chain)

Party Positions:
  1. Member, Government Parties Committees: Maritime Services; Health; Transport. 1979 - 1980

Parliamentary Representation

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly LIB Redcliffe 1 Sep 1979 2 Dec 1989 By-election

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Member, Pharmaceutical Advisory Committee
Liberal Party Spokesperson on Business and Economic Development and on Family Services
Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Pacific Rim Countries 1988
Member, Library Committee 1983
Leader of Parliamentary Liberal Party 9 Aug 1983 3 Nov 1983
Minister for Welfare Services 23 Dec 1980 4 Aug 1983

Additional Information

Notes: Interests include public affairs, health and welfare, industry and commerce, with a particular interest in small business and industrial relations. Recreational pursuits include golf. Fellow, Australian Institute of Management. Member: Company Directors Association of Australia (Qld); and Woody Point P&F Association. He started the Terry White chain of pharmacies and newsagencies. President: Woody Point Development Association; and Margate Chamber of Commerce. In 2010 journalist Tony Koch wrote A Prescription for Change: The Terry White Story, published by University of Queensland Press in 2010. Former Father of the Year. On 5 Aug 1983 he was dismissed as Minister for Welfare Services after crossing the floor of parliament to vote with the opposition. On 25 Oct 1983 he resigned as Leader of the Liberal Party
Sources: Image sourced from the collection of the Queensland Parliamentary Library and Research Service; Courier-Mail, `Terry White thinks bigger and bigger', Monday, 2 June 2008; Courier-Mail, `Two-way radio kicked off an empire', Monday, 9 January 2006; Waterson, DB and John Arnold, Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1930-1980, (Canberra: ANU Press, 1982)
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