History Resources - Members of Parliament

Anthony William (Tony) Fletcher

 Anthony William (Tony) Fletcher


Given Names: Anthony William (Tony)

Title and Honours: Mr


Date and Place of Birth: 27 October 1934 - Hobart, Tasmania

Date of Death: 27 August 2020



Legislative Council: (1) 23 May 1981 (2) 1999

Electorate: (1) Russell (2) Murchison

Party: Independent

Positions Held: Leader for Government in LC 1986-89; 1996-98

Date of Departure: 7 May 2005

Reason for Departure: (1) Seat abolished 1999. Stood for Murchison. Successful. (2) Retired.

Inaugural Speech (8 September 1981)


Re-elected unopposed 1987 and 1993. Third consecutive person to hold the seat for 24 years.

House of Assembly Long Room Picture: 635

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.