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Bishop, Bruce Edward

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Birth Date: 25 August 1925 (Maffra, Victoria, Australia)

Death Date: 20 May 2008 (Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Edward William Bishop and Ada Florence (nee Nisbett)

Family: E Waters in July 1972, 2 sons

Education: Romsey State School; Geelong College

Religion: Presbyterian


Menswear retailer since 1961; Fundraiser, Wells Organisation until 1971; State Electricity Commission Victoria until 1955

Party Positions:

  1. (LIB) Secretary, Surfers Paradise Branch of the Liberal Party, 1963
  2. (LIB) Chairman, Surfers Paradise Branch of the Liberal Party, 1964
  3. (LIB) Member, State Executive of the Liberal Party, 1966 - 1975
  4. (LIB) McPherson Area Chairman of the Liberal Party, 1966 - 1975
  5. (LIB) Member, Government Party Committees: Treasury; Justice; Survey and Valuation; Local Government and Main Roads; Marine Services and Tourism, 1978

Local Government Service: Alderman, Gold Coast City Council, 1973 to 1988; Chairman and Deputy Chairman, various committees of the Gold Coast City Council

Military Service: Able Seaman, Royal Australian Navy, 3 October 1944 to 27 August 1946

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly LIB Surfers Paradise 12 Nov 1977 29 Nov 1980

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Member, Joint Party Committee Investigating Unemployment 1978

Additional Information

Notes: Former president and life member, Surfers Paradise Chamber of Commerce; Board Member, Gold Coast Visitors Bureau; Fellow, Victorian College of Chiropody

Sources: Image sourced from the collection of the Queensland Parliamentary Library and Research Service; Gold Coast Bulletin, `Surfers pioneer dies', 22 May 2008; Courier-Mail, `Defender of Surfers Paradise', 23 May 2008

[Last Modified: Tuesday, 20 June 2017]