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Lamont, Colin Charles

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Birth Date: 18 November 1941 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Death Date: 7 July 2012 (Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Reginald Bird and Robina (nee Turner)

Family: Janette Alexander on 18 December 1974

Education: Wilston State School; Brisbane Grammar School; Brisbane Teachers' College; University of Queensland: BA; MLitSt


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

Party Positions:

  1. (LIB) President, Liberal Speakers Group Queensland, 1973 to 1975

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly LIB South Brisbane 7 Dec 1974 12 Nov 1977

Additional Information

Notes: He changed his name by deed poll from Colin Bird in September 1965;  President, Queensland Debating Union in 1973; During his time in the parliament he fought to keep undersized and female crabs off southern markets

Publications: Munns CF, Lamont CC, Wright DA, Contemporary Society, (William Brooks, 1978), Munns CF, Wright DA, Lamont CC, History Today, (John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, 1996)

Sources: Image sourced from the collection of the Queensland Parliamentary Library and Research Service; Courier-Mail, `It was "muddies" for supper', 6 April 1977; Waterson, DB, Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1981-1992, (Sydney: Casket Publications, 1993)

[Last Modified: Tuesday, 8 August 2017]