Harry Holgate


Harry Holgate

Infobox Officeholder
honorific-prefix = The Hon.
name = Harry Holgate
honorific-suffix = AO


imagesize =
small

caption =
order = 36th
office = Premier of Tasmania
term_start = 11 November 1981
term_end = 26 May 1982
birth_date = birth date|1933|12|5
birth_place = Maitland, NSW, Australia
death_date = death date and age|1997|3|16|1933|12|5
death_place = Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
nationality = flagicon|Australia Australian
party = Australian Labor Party
predecessor = Doug Lowe
successor = Robin Gray
constituency = Bass
spouse =
relations =
children =
residence =
alma_mater =
occupation = Journalist
profession =
religion =


website =
footnotes =

The Hon. Harold Norman (Harry) Holgate, AO (5 December 1933 – 16 March 1997) was an Australian Labor Party politician and Premier of Tasmania from 11 November 1981 to 26 May 1982.

Born in Maitland, New South Wales in 1933, Holgate was a television producer and journalist prior to entering politics, arriving in Tasmania to work for "The Examiner" newspaper in 1963.Lennon, Paul: [http://www.premier.tas.gov.au/speeches/dinner.html Address at the State Dinner to Mark the Sesquicentenary of the Tasmanian Parliament] , Premier of Tasmania, 2 December 2006.] He first stood for election in 1972 but was unable to meet the required quota of 4,707 votes [ [http://www.parliament.tas.gov.au/tpl/Elections/e1972.htm 1972 House of Assembly Election Results] , Parliament of Tasmania, 22 April 1972.] . From 1973 to 1974, he worked as a press secretary for Deputy Prime Minister Lance Barnard.Lennon, Paul: [http://www.premier.tas.gov.au/speeches/dinner.html Address at the State Dinner to Mark the Sesquicentenary of the Tasmanian Parliament] , Premier of Tasmania, 2 December 2006.]

In 1974, he stood for election again and was the second candidate elected in the Division of Bass (following Liberal member Neil Robson). He held his seat from 26 July 1974 until 1992, and was Speaker of the Tasmanian House of Assembly from May 1975 to December 1976. Holgate became Premier in 1981 after a motion of no confidence was raised against Doug Lowe, who subsequently retired. Holgate was Premier for nearly seven months, until he was defeated by Robin Gray's Liberal government at the 1982 election [Angle, Maura: [http://www.abc.net.au/stateline/tas/content/2003/s890008.htm The Franklin Dam dispute] , "Stateline" (Tasmanian edition) (ABC TV), 27 June 2003.]

Holgate died of cancer in Launceston on 16 March 1997.

References

External links

* [http://www.parliament.tas.gov.au/history/tasparl/holgateh601.htm Parliamentary Library profile]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Holgate — can refer to:People* Edwin Holgate, Canadian artist * Harry Holgate, Australian politician * Robert Holgate, former Archbishop of YorkPlaces* Holgate, a suburb of the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia. * Holgate, Ohio * Holgate, North… …   Wikipedia

  • Holgate — /ˈhɒlgeɪt/ (say holgayt) noun Harry (Harold Norman Holgate), 1933–97, Australian state Labor politician; premier of Tasmania, 1981–82 …   Australian English dictionary

  • Doug Lowe (Australian politician) — The Hon. Doug Lowe AM 35th Premier of Tasmania In office 1 December 1977 – 11 November 1981 Deputy Neil Batt Preceded by Bill Neilson …   Wikipedia

  • Robin Gray (Australian politician) — Infobox Officeholder honorific prefix = The Honourable name = Robin Gray honorific suffix = imagesize = small| caption = order = 37th office = Premier of Tasmania term start = 26 May 1982 term end = 29 June 1989 birth date = Birth date and… …   Wikipedia

  • 1982 in Australia — Infobox Australian year monarch = Elizabeth II governor general = Zelman Cowen, then Ninian Stephen pm =Malcolm Fraser population = 15,184,247 australian = elections =SA, TAS, VIC See also: 1981 in Australia, other events of 1982, 1983 in… …   Wikipedia

  • 1981 in Australia — Infobox Australian year monarch = Elizabeth II governor general = Zelman Cowen pm =Malcolm Fraser population = 14,923,260 australian = elections =NSW See also: 1980 in Australia, other events of 1981, 1982 in AustraliaIncumbents*Queen of… …   Wikipedia

  • Set Me Free (album) — Infobox Album Name = Set Me Free Type = Album Artist = Marion Raven Released = flagicon|Germany June 8 2007 flagicon|United Kingdom June 18 2007 flagicon|Netherlands June 25 2007 flagicon|United States July 24 2007 Recorded = 2005 2007 Genre =… …   Wikipedia

  • Members of the Tasmanian House of Assembly, 1979–1982 — This is a list of members of the Tasmanian House of Assembly, elected at the 1979 state election: Name Party Electorate Years in office Dick Adams Labor Franklin 1979–1982 Michael Aird Labor Franklin 1979–1986, 1989–1995 Julian Amos Labor …   Wikipedia

  • Tasmanian power referendum, 1981 — The Tasmanian power referendum was a one question referendum held on 12 December 1981, and intended to determine the location of a proposed hydroelectricity dam to be built on the Gordon River in Tasmania, Australia. Background In 1978, the Hydro …   Wikipedia

  • Members of the Tasmanian House of Assembly, 1972–1976 — This is a list of members of the Tasmanian House of Assembly between the 22 April 1972 election and the 11 December 1976 election. Name Party Division Years in office Ken Austin Labor Denison 1964–1976 Bob Baker Liberal Denison 1969–1980 Darrel… …   Wikipedia