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Crawford, Dr Arthur Pinkerton

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Birth Date: 22 September 1923 (Caboolture, Queensland, Australia)

Death Date: 19 June 1995 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Andrew Pinkerton Crawford and Lilian Mary (nee Donnelly)

Family: Marion Chalk on 6 December 1947, 1 son, 2 daughters

Education: Eagle Junction State School; Brisbane Church of England Grammar School; Bachelor of Science and Master of Science, University of Queensland; FRCS (England) FRCS (Edinburgh), Post Graduate College of Surgeons; FRACS, Post Graduate Australian College of Surgeons

Religion: Methodist


Surgical specialist; General Practitioner; Lecturer, Medical School, University of Queensland; Senior Visiting Surgeon, Military Hospital, Yeronga, since 1967; Director, Universal Holdings, 1969 to 1972; Director, Sanders Chemical Ltd, since 1972; Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee, 1965 to 1976; Board Member, St Helen's Methodist Hospital Board, 1965 to 1976

Party Positions:

  1. (LIB) Member, Government Party Committees: Health; Education and Cultural Activities, 1969

Military Service: Surgeon to Australian Forces in Vietnam, 1967 to 1968

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly LIB Wavell 17 May 1969 12 Nov 1977 Did not contest

Additional Information

Notes: Member: Council of Presbyterian and Methodist Schools Association, since 1966; Autistic Children's Association, from 1970; and Australian Medical Association. Trustee, Medical and Associated Professions Superannuation Plan, since 1957. Deputy Chairman, Medical and Associated Professions Superannuation Plan, since 1972. President, Right to Life Association (Queensland), 1971 to 1977. Councillor, Family Planning Association, since 1971

Publications: Crawford, Arthur, `Accessory Splenic Stomach Wall Abscess Mass Simulating Neoplasm', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery 44: 1 Feb 1974, Crawford, Arthur, `An "Irregularity" in Transverse Colon Diagnosis', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery 41: 1 Aug 1971, Crawford, Arthur, `Appendicectomy: a personal series with no mortality and low morbidity', Medical Journal of Australia 1(25): 1376, 26 Jun 1971, Crawford, Arthur, `Carcinoma of the pancreatic head with unusual presentation; case report and discussion', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery 39: 384, 1970, Crawford, Arthur, `Army War Surgery in Vietnam', Medical Journal of Australia 1: 648, 22 Mar 1969, Crawford, Arthur, `A Simple concept for Inguinal Herniorrhaphy in the Adult Male with Fascia Lata Patch', Medical Journal of Australia 1: 423, 9 Mar 1968, Crawford, Arthur, `Intraperitoneal Haemorrhage from Primary Hepatic Carcinoma', Medical Journal of Australia 1: 342, 18 Feb 1967

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

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