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Surname: CLEARY
Given Names: Thomas John (John)
Title and Honours: Mr, Hon (18 March 1991)
Qualifications: DipPharm
Date and Place of Birth: 29 June 1947 - Launceston, Tasmania
Date of Death:

House of Assembly: (1) 28 July 1979 (2) 14 November 1988
Electorate: Franklin
Party: Liberal
Positions Held: Minister 1983-86; 1992-96
Date of Departure: (1) 8 February 1986 (2) 29 August 1998
Reason for Departure: (1) Defeated. (2) Retired.

Comments: After retirement was administrator of the Tiwi Islands at the time they were excised from Australian refugee status (2003). Granted the right to use the title 'Honourable' for life on 18 March 1991.

Inaugural Speech - (12 September 1979)


House of Assembly Long Room Picture: 626

House of Assembly Long Room Picture Number indicates each Member's position in the photographic record.
Source: Parliament of Tasmania Members Biographical Database, Tasmanian Parliamentary Library.
Additional Reference Material:

A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics, 1890-1964 [by] Colin A. Hughes and B. D. Graham. Canberra, ANU Press, 1968.
Biographical Register of the Tasmanian Parliament, 1851-1960 / Scott Bennett and Barbara Bennett. Canberra : ANU, 1980.
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