History Resources - Members of Parliament

Harold Norman Holgate

Harold Norman Holgate

Surname: HOLGATE

Given Names: Harold Norman

Title and Honours: Mr, AO, Hon. (11 March 1983)

Qualifications: BA

Date and Place of Birth: 5 December 1933 - Maitland, NSW

Date of Death: 16 March 1997 - Launceston, Tasmania



House of Assembly: 26 July 1974

Electorate: Bass

Party: ALP

Positions Held: Speaker 27 May 1975 to 21 December 1976, Premier 11 November 1981 to 26 May 1982. Various other portfolios.

Date of Departure: 1 February 1992

Reason for Departure: Retired.


First elected by recount on resignation of Dr A.J. Foster. Named and suspended for interjecting 12 September 1984.

Granted the right to use the title 'Honourable' for life on 11 March 1983.

Condolence motion in HA 18 March 1997, in LC 19 March 1997.

House of Assembly Long Room Picture: 601


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.