History Resources - Members of Parliament

Geoffrey Alan Pearsall

Geoffrey Alan Pearsall


Given Names: Geoffrey Alan

Title and Honours: Mr, Hon. (20 April 1989)


Date and Place of Birth: 15 September 1946 - Hobart, Tasmania

Date of Death:



House of Assembly: 10 May 1969

Electorate: Franklin

Party: Liberal

Positions Held:Minister, Opposition Leader August 1979 to November 1981

Date of Departure: 1 November 1988

Reason for Departure: Resigned.


Named and suspended for offensive remark 4 October 1978. Son of T.G. Pearsall MHA, MHR (Franklin) 1950-69; grandson of T.G. Pearsall MHA (Franklin) 1928-31; 1934-37.Granted the right to use the title 'Honourable' for life on 20 April 1989.

House of Assembly Long Room Picture: 584

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.