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Sir Vernon Howard Colville Christie

17 December 1909 (Manly, New South Wales)
04 November 1994
Colville, accountant, and Ilma Marion Allen

Marital Status: 24 Oct 1936 Joyce Crozet Hamlin; 1s. 2d. (1 deceased)

Grand nephew of Sir Arthur Renwick New South Wales MLC.

Mount Morgan, Queensland, Primary and Technical Schools, Hobart High School, North Sydney Boys' High School, left 1924, qualified accountant and company secretary by night school and correspondence.

Accountant, secretary and company managing director

Clerk Burns, Philp & Company Ltd; private secretary and pastoral inspector, Aust. Estates Co., West Queensland, 1928-1931; co-assistant sales manager two years; freight agent Canadian Pacific Railway; own accountancy practice two years; Associate of the Australian Society of Accountants; Football ClubIS; Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management; to Melbourne 1939, executive assistant to director of Aircraft Production; director Webb Brothers Pty Ltd, Melbourne and Kerang 1944, managing director 1946-1967; assistant general manager Auto Cultivators Ltd, Northmead 1944-1945; post 1955 managing director Winchester Aust. Pty Ltd, Geelong, two years, director Siddons Industries Ltd to 1967, chairman E. R. Squibb & Sons Pty Ltd to 1967; member Decentralisation Advisory Panel (1954); founded Save the Yarra league 1958; v-president Ivanhoe Helping Hand Association; president Heidelberg Choral Society; director Aust. Elizabethan Theatre Trust 1969-1978, Australian Ballet Foundation 1971-1983, , after parliament lived Redland Bay, Queensland, president Aust. Fly Art School to 1976, Queensland Ballet 1974-1979; although a Queensland resident, died Heidelberg, Victoria.


Liberal and Country Party
Liberal Party
HouseElectorateStart End
Legislative AssemblyIvanhoe28 May 195518 May 1973

*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.
Inaugural Speech

References: Who's Who in Australia 1955-1983, Herald 8 May 1956, 20 May 1967, 29 Jan 1969, Blazey, P., 'Bolte: A Political Biography', Brisbane, 1972, personal information

Data Source: Browne, G, 'Biographical Register of the Victorian Parliament 1900-84', 1985

Kt 1972

Last updated: 24th April 2019