Turnbull, R. J. D. (Reginald John David) (1908-2006)

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Turnbull, Reginald John David (1908-2006)
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Past Member of the Australian Federal Parliament; Senator; Senator for Tasmania
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Senator for Tasmania, 1962-74 (Independent; Australia Party; Independent)

George Cole[1]Reginald John David Turnbull was the first independent to be elected to the Senate after the introduction of the proportional voting system in 1949. He represented Tasmania from 1 July 1962 until his decision not to contest the election of 18 May 1974. He had an earlier career in Tasmanian state and local politics, where he served as Minister for Health from 1948 to 1959 and Treasurer from 1956 to 1959, and was the Mayor of Launceston from 1964 to 1965. Turnbull was a controversial politician: he was effectively expelled from the Labor Party in 1959; he held the balance of power in the Senate from 1962 to 1965, with his state companion , and spent eight unhappy months as the leader of the Australia Party. Throughout his political career he remained a general practitioner because politics always came second to medicine. He was deregistered as a medical practitioner in Tasmania and New South Wales for a year in the mid-1970s for infamous conduct.

North-China Daily News[2]Reg Turnbull was born on 21 February 1908 in Shanghai, China, where his Australian father, William John Turnbull, was a journalist on the . Turnbull senior died when Reg was a small boy. His Singapore-born mother, Bertha (Betty) ne Widler, then married Enos Soren Thellefsen, whom Reg came to idolise. He had commenced his primary education at Jewells Private Day Boarding School in Shanghai and, with his brother, attended Wesley College, Melbourne, where he acquired the nickname Spot because of a prominent mole on his forehead. At Wesley, Turnbull was a contemporary and academic rival of future Australian Prime Minister, Harold Holt, and benefited from the progressive ideas of headmaster Dick Adamson, who made him head prefect. He commenced medical studies at the University of Melbourne in 1928 and graduated MB BS in 1933.

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  1. Reginald Turnbull interviewed by Suzanne Walker
    Turnbull, R. J. D. (Reginald John David), 1908-2006
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  2. R.J.D. Turnbull interviewed by Tony Hannan in the Parliament's bicentenary oral history project
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    Turnbull, R. J. D. (Reginald John David), 1908-2006
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  2. R.J.D. Turnbull interviewed by Tony Hannan in the Parliament's bicentenary oral history project
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  3. Report of Board of Enquiry upon certain statements relating to the Public Service made by Honourable Reginald John David Turnbull, the Minister for Health in the broadcast speech on 20th November 1955
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  4. Volume 748: Angus & Robertson correspondence files for Tumber, D - Turner, I.S., 1947-1969
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