History Resources - Members of Parliament

Gillian Hilma James

 Gillian Hilma James

Surname: JAMES

Given Names: Gillian Hilma

Title and Honours: Mrs, AM, Hon. (14 April 1997)


Date and Place of Birth: 6 December 1934 - Launceston, Tasmania

Date of Death:



House of Assembly: (1) 11 December 1976 (2) 1 February 1992

Electorate: Bass

Party: ALP

Positions Held: Chair Committees 1979-80

Date of Departure: (1) 8 February 1986 (2) 20 July 2002

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


First woman Cabinet Minister in Tasmania. Granted the right to use the title 'Honourable' for life on 14 April 1997.

House of Assembly Long Room Picture: 615

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.