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Hartwig, Lindsay Earle

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Birth Date: 29 December 1919 (Eidsvold, Queensland, Australia)

Death Date: 2 April 1996 (Darling Downs, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: John Frederick Hartwig and Mabel Mary (nee Horn)

Family: Estelle Mary Carmody on 3 September 1946, 2 sons, 2 daughters

Education: Eidsvold Primary School

Religion: Church of England


Grazier, 'The Glen', at Gorvigen near Monto; Telegraph boy; Justice of the Peace

Local Government Service: Chairman, Monto Shire Council, 1964 to 1970; Councillor, Monto Shire Council, 1961 to 1964

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly CN Callide 27 May 1972 27 Mar 1981
Assembly IND Callide 27 Mar 1981 1 Nov 1986 Did not contest

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Delegate to Australian Regional Conference, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association 1977
Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Papua New Guinea and South-East Asia 1974

Additional Information

Notes: One of his many achievements as local member was the October 1977 opening of the Yeppoon Hospital. He suggested celebrating Queensland Day on 6 Jun, the day on which Queen Victoria began the formal process of creating Queensland; Chairman, Capricornia Regional Electricity Board, Rockhampton, 1967 to 1970; Member, Capricornia Regional Electricity Board, Rockhampton, 1964 to 1967; and Yeppoon Lions Club; President, Monto and District Show Society; Patron: Monto High School P&C Association, pony clubs, rifle club, tennis club, bowling club, lapidary club, Capricornia Coast Society of Arts and the Keppel Sands Fitness and Boxing Club; President, Burnett and District Local Government Association; Vice-Patron: TPI Rockhampton; and Subnormal Association Rockhampton. As a grazier, Hartwig pioneered the first aerial sowing of pasture seed in Queensland in 1949 and bulldozer scrub clearance

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

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