Dickinson, Harley Rivers

Born 20 October 1938 (Richmond, Victoria)
Died 04 April 2008.
Parents: Rivers Arthur, solicitor, and Dolina Marion Arbuckle
Marriage: 28 Nov 1964 Nicola Charlotte Nina Payne; 3s. 1d.
Occupation: Public servant and Anglican registrar AAIM, KCSJ
Religion: Church of England
Education: Croydon State School, Geelong College, graduate Aust. School of Pacific Administration

Career: Pioneer exploration of Mt Fubulan, Papua-New Guinea June 1958; Officer Department of the Administrator Papua-New Guinea 1958-1970; patrol officer, district officer and officer Papua-New Guinea Constabulary, Office of Programming and Co-ordination 1970-1971; officer OK Tedi and Bougainville copper projects, Department of Law 1971-1976; resident magistrate, visiting justice and coroner Boroko, Popondetta and Mendi district courts, district supervising magistrate Southern Highlands Province, chairman Highland District Land Disputes committee; executive officer, assistant secretary Victorian Chamber of Manufactures 1976-1980; owner Bannockburn farm; secretary Bannockburn Victorian Farmers and Graziers Association; member Geelong Winegrowers Association; registrar Church of England Melbourne diocese, secretary to Archbishop in council and annual synod and diocesan management committees, trustee Church of England Trusts Corporation 1980-1981; founding member Point Leo Surf Life Saving Club; restored and donated Cobb and Company coach to Beechworth Carriage Museum; in youth athlete and oarsman Albert Bell and Corio Rowing Clubs. Olympic torch bearer Melbourne 1956 and Sydney 2000. Artist. Second cousin of J. V. C. Guest (q.v.) and nephew by marriage of K. Dodgshun (q.v.). Rabaul Local Government Council admin adviser 1967-1968

Party: Liberal Party
Party Note: President Barrabool branch. Resigned from Liberal Party 20 May 1992. Liberal Party Policy Assembly. Vice President, Liberal Speakers Group 1980.

House Electorate Start *   End *  
MLASouth Barwon3 April 1982 2 October 1992Defeated

Other seats contested: Lalor (fed.) 1977. South Barwon (LA) as Independent 1992.

Inaugural speech

Appointments: Salinity Committee 1984-1985. House Committee 1985-1992. Library Committee 1988-1992. Parliamentary Representative, Deakin University Council.
Publications: Windows of New Guinea 1958-1976: 40 paintings and early photos with narrative
Condolence speeches - Legislative Assembly


References: Who's Who in Australia 1980-1983; Victorian Parliamentary Handbook; personal information
Initial data source: Browne, G, 'Biographical Register of the Victorian Parliament 1900-84', 1985
Last update: August 2001 (last date the record was checked and updated)

*The Start date for Members elected after 1900 is the date they were elected. The start date for pre-1900 Members is the date they were sworn in.