History Resources - Members of Parliament

Charles Leo Batt

Charles Leo Batt

Surname: BATT

Given Names: Charles Leo

Title and Honours: Mr, OAM 2001


Date and Place of Birth: 31 December 1921 - Tasmania

Father: Henry Batt

Mother: Helen Mary Dennis

Marriage 1: 27 October 1945 - (Lola Florence Wheatley)

Marriage 2: 8 May 1992 - (Bette Evon McKay)

Date of Death: 25 October 2007 - Melton Mowbray, Tasmania

House of Assembly: 26 July 1974

Electorate: Wilmot (Lyons)

Party: ALP

Positions Held: Public Accounts Committee 1974-76

Date of Departure: 11 December 1976

Reason for Departure: Defeated.

Legislative Council: 26 May 1979

Electorate: Derwent

Party: ALP

Positions Held: Leader for Government in LC 1989-92

Date of Departure: 27 May 1995

Reason for Departure: Retired.


HA - First elected on resignation of Roy Fagan. Who's Who lists date of birth as 1928, but it is believed he kept actual birth date secret for many years.

House of Assembly Long Room Picture: 602

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.