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Harvey, William Charles Roy, AM (Roy)

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Birth Date: 6 January 1921 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Death Date: 23 April 2006 (Caloundra, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Charles Roy Harvey and Mary (nee Macmillan)

Family: Pearl Ruby Jess on 17 January 1949, 1 son, 2 daughters

Education: Kedron State School

Religion: Lutheran


Industrial leather chemist; Local government investigations officer

Official Awards: Mr Harvey was awarded the Order of Australia medal on 26 Jan 1994 for service to local government and to the community

Local Government Service: Lord Mayor, City of Brisbane, 1982 to 1985; Vice-Mayor, City of Brisbane, 1979 to 1982; Alderman, Mitchelton Ward, Brisbane City Council, 1979 to 1982; Alderman, Kedron Ward, Brisbane City Council, 1952 to 1973; Chairman, Transport and Electricity Committee, Brisbane City Council

Military Service: Sergeant, Northern Command Division, Signals during WWII

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly ALP Stafford 27 May 1972 7 Dec 1974

Additional Information

Notes: Interests include fishing and bowls. Member: Royal Chemical Institute of Australia, South East Queensland Electricity Board, Stafford Bowls Club, Local Government Association, Metropolitan Fire Brigade Board, Council of Capital City Lord Mayors, Australian Council of Local Government Associations, Metropolitan Rugby League Club, Grange-Thistle Soccer Football and Youth Club and West Mitchelton Rugby League Club; Delegate, Trades and Labor Council; President, Leather Trades Union; He was a Freemason and a Rotarian; Chairman, Lord Mayors and Town Clerks Conference, 1982

Sources: Image courtesy of Brisbane City Council, Identifier BCC-B120-33104; Waterson, DB and John Arnold, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1930-1980, (Canberra: ANU Press, 1982); Williams, Brian, Obituaries, The Courier-Mail, 'From tannery to city's top dog', 25 Apr 2006; Draper, WJ, Whos' Who in Australia, 1985, XXVth Edition, 1985, (Melbourne, Vic: The Herald and Weekly Times Ltd), p. 393

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