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Wood, Bill

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Birth Date: 4 November 1935 (Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Leslie Arnold Wood and Alice Annie Margaret (nee Reyment)

Family: E Bohm on 11 November 1959, 4 children

Education: Toowomba state primary and secondary schools; Queensland Teachers College; University of Queensland

Religion: Church of England

Relationship to Politician: Bill's father, Leslie Arnold Wood, was a member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly and represented the seat of East Toowoomba from 2 March 1946 until 3 May 1947 and the seat of North Toowoomba from 29 April 1950 until 29 March 1958, when he died in office. Bill's brother, Peter Wood, was a member of Queensland Legislative Assembly representing the seat of Toowoomba East from 28 May 1966 until 27 May 1972 and the seat of Toowoomba South from 27 May 1972 until 7 December 1974


Teacher and school principal, Cairns

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly ALP Cook 17 May 1969 27 May 1972
Assembly ALP Barron River 27 May 1972 7 Dec 1974

Other Seats: Member, first ACT Legislative Assembly in the seat of Brindabella, 4 March 1989 to 16 October 2004; His ACT ministry responsibilities included: Minister for Urban Services, Minister for the Arts, Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, Minister for Arts and Heritage, and Minister for Police and Emergency Services

Additional Information

Notes: Member, Barron Valley Family Planning Association and Youth Club; North Queensland Council for Social Development

Sources: Image courtesy of Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly; Waterson, DB and John Arnold, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1930-1980, (Canberra: ANU Press, 1982); Sydney Morning Herald, 'Political motive behind dismissal, teacher claims', 2 February 1978; Courier-Mail, 'Opposition leader now has twin teachers in family', 11 December 1957

[Last Modified: Tuesday, 11 July 2017]