History Resources - Members of Parliament

Walter Angus Bethune

Walter Angus Bethune

Surname: BETHUNE

Given Names: Walter Angus

Title and Honours: Sir (1979), Honourable


Date and Place of Birth:10 September 1908 - Sheffield, Tasmania

Date of Death:22 August 2004



House of Assembly: 23 November 1946.

Electorate: Wilmot (Lyons)

Party: Liberal

Positions Held: Opposition Leader 1960-69. Premier & Treasurer 26 May 1969 to 3 May 1972

Date of Departure: 30 June 1975

Reason for Departure: Resigned.


Granted the right to use the title 'Honourable' for life on 24 July 1975. State funeral 27 August 2004.

Condolence motion in HA 24 August 2004; LC 12 October 2004.

House of Assembly Long Room Picture: 480

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.