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Bromley, Fred Phillip, OAM

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Birth Date: 24 July 1917 (Nottingham, England, United Kingdom)

Death Date: 14 May 1988 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Thomas Llewelyn Bromley and Amanda (nee Hopkins)

Family: Beryl Lillian Williams on 17 December 1941, 1 daughter

Education: Toowong State School; Brisbane Technical College

Religion: Church of England


Dental technician; Justice of the Peace; Executive Member and Trustee, Federated Miscellaneous Workers Union; State Councillor and Federal Councillor, Federated Miscellaneous Workers Union; Delegate, Trades and Labor Council; Trade Union Congress; and QCE; Court advocate for the Union

Party Positions:

  1. (ALP) Secretary, Buranda Branch, 1956 to 1965, and 1967 to 1974
  2. (ALP) President, Buranda Branch, 1965 and 1966
  3. (ALP) Local Campaign Director, Federal, State and Municipal elections
  4. (ALP) Delegate, Bowden FDE
  5. (ALP) Delegate (Proxy), Griffith FDE
  6. (ALP) Delegate, Wolloongabba Ward, MEC
  7. (ALP) Foundation Member and Trustee, Labor Fishing Club
  8. (ALP) Delegate, Union to Labor-in-Politics Convention (nine times)
  9. (ALP) Member, Queensland Central Executive Committees: Industrial; Tourism; Welfare; Health; Housing; Education; Cultural Activities; and Redistribution
  10. (ALP) Secretary, Norman EEC, 1959 - 1970
  11. (ALP) President, South Brisbane EEC, 1972 - 1974

Official Awards: Mr Bromley was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia on 11 June 1984 in recognition of his service to the community, particularly the welfare of people with disabilities

Military Service: Served 2nd AIF, CPL 2/1st Australian Dental Unit, Artillery

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly ALP Norman 28 May 1960 27 May 1972
Assembly ALP South Brisbane 27 May 1972 7 Dec 1974

Additional Information

Notes: Returned Soldier Member, Returned and Services League. Vice-President: Brisbane Junior Soccer Association; Coorparoo Australian Rules Club; East Brisbane Junior Rugby League; Langlands Park Swimming Club; Eastern Suburbs Hockey Club; Thompson Estate Easts Amateur Athletic Association; and Eastern Suburbs Cricket Club. Foundation Member, Subnormal Children's Association. Patron: South Brisbane Returned and Services League; Australian Boy Scouts Association (Eastern Hills District); Queensland Table Tennis Association; Eastern Suburbs and District Junior Rugby League Club; Germania-Southside Soccer Club; and Aston-Villa Socer. Vice-Patron, TPI Returned and Services League. Member: Queensland Justices Association; all state school P&C associations in his electorate; Contemporary Arts Society; National Trust of Queensland; Wildlife Preservation Association; Fraser Island Defence Organisation; SPELD; Metropolitan Trotting club (Rocklea); Toowong Harriers Club; and Group Apprenticeship Committee. Life Member: Dental Technicians Association; Queensland Advisory Board; and Toowoong Salvation Army. Ex-delegate, Queensland Ambulance Transport Brigade (executive representing Bowen). Trustee and Executive Officer, Woolloongabba Senior Citizens Association. Foundation Member and Vice-President, Equal Opportunity for Women Association. Executive Member, Lady Nell Seeing Eye Dog School and other associations for the visually handicapped. President, Coorparoo State High School P&C Association

Sources: Image courtesy of John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Neg:193245; Waterson, DB and John Arnold, Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1930-1980, (Canberra: ANU Press, 1982); Legge, JS, Who's who in Australia, XXth Edition, 1971 (Melbourne, Vic: The Herald and Weekly Times Limited)

[Last Modified: Tuesday, 27 June 2017]