History Resources - Members of Parliament

Eric William (Bill) Beattie

Eric William (Bill) Beattie

Surname: BEATTIE

Given Names: Eric William (Bill)

Title and Honours: Mr, CBE


Date and Place of Birth: 13 December 1912 - Scottsdale, Tasmania

Date of Death: 19 April 2006 - Scottsdale, Tasmania.



House of Assembly: (1) 23 November 1946 (2) 5 April 1954

Electorate: Bass

Party: Liberal

Positions Held: Minister 1969-72

Date of Departure: (1) 5 May 1950 (2) 28 July 1979

Reason for Departure: (1) Defeated. (2) Retired.


Re-elected (1954) by recount following resignation of John Orchard.

House of Assembly Long Room Picture: 479

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.