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Veivers, Thomas Robert (Tom)

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Birth Date: 6 April 1937 (Beenleigh, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Robert Roy Veivers and Majorie (nee Yore)

Family: Robyn Stutterd on 30 April 1960, 4 sons, 1 daughter

Education: Cedar Creek State School; Downlands College, Toowoomba; Certificate of Teaching, Kelvin Grove College of Advanced Education

Religion: Roman Catholic


Commissioner-General, Australian Pavilion, Expo 88, 1986 to 1988; State Director of Coaching, Queensland Cricket Association, 1980 to 1983; Secretary, Queensland Cricket Association, 1976 to 1979; Promotions Manager, Kennedys Holdings, 1975; Radio Station Executive, 4BC Brisbane, 1961 to 1974; School Teacher, 1957 to 1960

Party Positions:

  1. (ALP) Branch President
  2. (ALP) Delegate, Federal Division Electorate
  3. (ALP) Delegate, Electorate Executive Committee
  4. (ALP) Member of the following Opposition Party Committees: Lands, Forestry and Police; Tourism, National Parks, Sport and the Arts; Water Resources and Maritime Services

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly ALP Ashgrove 22 Oct 1983 1 Nov 1986

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Member, Select Committee of Subordinate Legislation
Member, Parliamentary Buildings Committee
Member, Refreshment Rooms Committee
Alternate Delegate, Australian Constitutional Convention 1985

Additional Information

Notes: Interests include all sports, music and fishing. Represented Queensland in cricket from 1958 to 1968. Represented Australia in cricket in 21 tests from 1963 to 1967. State cricket selector. Member, Queensland Cricketers Club. He was well known as a rugby union and rugby league player of note

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

[Last Modified: Wednesday, 19 July 2017]