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Heatley, William Clarence (Bill)

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Birth Date: 12 July 1920 (Townsville, Queensland, Australia)

Death Date: 29 October 1971 (Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: William John Heatley and Minnie (nee Williams)

Family: Barbara Patricia Haynes in 1944, 2 sons, 2 daughters

Education: All Souls School, Charters Towers; Townville and Southport Grammar schools

Religion: Church of England


Director, prawn-trawling company, North Queensland; sheep and cattle properties at Warwick and Miles; timber and furniture business, Townsville; Jackeroo in the Gulf country

Military Service: Served 2nd AIF, Captain 9 Division, Tobruk, Syria, El Alamein & New Guinea

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly LIB Albert 14 Feb 1970 29 Oct 1971 Died in office

Other Seats: Senator (Federal) for Qld, Liberal Party, 14 April 1966 to 30 June 1968

Additional Information

Notes: Member: Townsville Turf Club, United Graziers' Association, Warrwick Picnic Race Club, Townsville Show Society

Sources: The Courier-Mail, 'Funeral of MLA today', 30 Oct 1971, p. 3; The Couier-Mail, 'Surprise pick for Senator', 12 Apr 1966; Parliamentary Handbook of the Commonwealth of Australia, 16th Edition, 1965-1968 (Commonwealth Parliamentary Library)

[Last Modified: Wednesday, 26 July 2017]