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McPhie, Alexander Carpendale (Sandy)

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Birth Date: 10 February 1929 (Charleville, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Hector Kitchener McPhie and Florence Nellie (nee Shanasy)

Family: Helen Michell on 21 March 1964, 1 son, 2 daughters

Education: Toowoomba North state and Toowoomba Grammar schools; The King's School, Parramatta; Queensland Agricultural College, CertAgSc; University of New England

Religion: Presbyterian


Real estate salesman and licensed investment consultant, Toowoomba, 1982 to 1983; Justice of the Peace; Farmer, Chinchilla, 1954 to 1962; Jackeroo, Quilpie, 1953 to 1954; Stock and station agent, 1945 to 1953

Party Positions:

  1. (NP) Member, Government Party Committees: Finance; Land Management; Mines and Energy; Environment; Conservation and Tourism; Industry, Small Business, Communications and Technology
  2. (NP) Member, Government Party Committees: Transport; Lands, Forestry and Police; Northern Development and Aboriginal and Island Affairs; Environment, Valuation and Administrative Services, 1983 - 1986
  3. (NP) Member, Government Party Committees: Lands, Forestry, Mapping and Survey; Mines, Energy and the Arts; Industry and Technology, 1987

Military Service: RAAF Air Traffic Control Officer, rising to Wing Commander rank, from 1979 ATC chief, 1962 to 1982; Cadet Pilot, No. 23 (F) `City of Brisbane' Squadron CAF, 1951 to 1952

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly NP Toowoomba North 22 Oct 1983 2 Dec 1989

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Chairman, Public Works Committee 20 Apr 1989 19 Oct 1989
Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Pacific Rim Countries Jun 1988

Additional Information

Notes: Interests include all sports, especially rugby and cricket, defence matters, fishing and country activities; Secretary, Queensland Polo Association, 1951 to 1952; Steward, Royal Agricultural Society of Queensland 1951 to 1952, 1954 to 1961, 1983 to 1984; Member, Apex, 1958 to 1962; President, Macfie Clan Society of Australia

Sources: Image sourced from the collection of Queensland Parliamentary Library and Research Service

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