History Resources - Members of Parliament

Charles Robinson Best

Charles Robinson Best

Surname: BEST

Given Names: Charles Robinson

Title and Honours: Mr


Date and Place of Birth: 14 June 1909 - Longford, Tasmania

Date of Death:24 May 1996 - Deloraine, Tasmania



House of Assembly: 6 May 1950

Electorate: Wilmot (Lyons)

Party: Liberal

Positions Held:

Date of Departure: 24 November 1958

Reason for Departure: Resigned to contest Meander (LC). Successful.

Legislative Council: 6 December 1958

Electorate: Meander

Party: Independent

Positions Held:

Date of Departure: 22 May 1971

Reason for Departure: Defeated.


Son of Percival Best MLC Meander 1935-43; great-nephew of Jonathan Best MHA Deloraine 1894-1909, Wilmot 1909-13.

Condolence motion in HA 26 June 1996; LC 11 June 1996.

House of Assembly Long Room Picture: 507

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.