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Arthur Albert Chresby (6 February 1908 – 25 August 1985) was an Australian politician. Born in New South Wales, he attended state schools before becoming a journalist, then a car salesman, and finally a public relations consultant. In 1958, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Liberal member for the Queensland seat of Griffith, having previously contested the seat as a Services Party candidate. He was defeated in 1961. He had some association with the Australian League of Rights and its leader Eric Butler.[1] He went on to write an information booklet 'Your Will Be Done[2]' that was aimed at informing Australians of their electoral rights and obligations in an attempt to maintain the rights of everyday Australians. He maintained that the government and public representatives had as their sole purpose and duty is only to act upon the will of the Australian people, not political factions. He died in 1985.[3]

Arthur Chresby
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Griffith
In office
22 November 1958 – 9 December 1961
Preceded byWilfred Coutts
Succeeded byWilfred Coutts
Personal details
Born(1908-02-06)6 February 1908
Wickham, New South Wales, Australia
Died25 August 1985(1985-08-25) (aged 77)
NationalityAustralian
Political partyLiberal Party of Australia
OccupationPublic relations consultant

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 September 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-13.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Chresby, Arthur (28 January 2018). "People's Mandate" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 April 2018. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  3. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Archived from the original on 23 July 2008. Retrieved 13 July 2008.
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Wilfred Coutts
Member for Griffith
1958–1961
Succeeded by
Wilfred Coutts