Arthur Whyte

Arthur Mornington Whyte (12 March 1921 – 15 December 2014) was a politician in the State of South Australia.


He was born in Adelaide,[1] a son of William F. Whyte of "Yeltana" station, Kimba.

He served with the 2/48th Battalion of the Australian Army during World War II, and was one of the "Rats of Tobruk".

He was elected for the Liberal Party to a Northern districts seat in the Legislative Council in October 1966 at a by-election brought about by the death of C. D. Octoman, and retired in November 1985.[2] He served as President of the South Australian Legislative Council from February 1978 until his retirement.

He was in 1974 a charter member of Kimba Lions Club.[3]

He was awarded the AM in 1987.[4]

He lived at "Yeltana", Kimba and was a Justice of the Peace. He died at the age of 93 on 15 December 2014.[5]


He married Mary ca. June 1944; their children were Caroline, Annette Patricia (6 September 1951 – ), Martin and Nola.


  1. ^ Army records (Item: B883, SX8307) give his date of birth as 12 March 1920.
  2. ^ "Former Member of Parliament Details". Australian Government. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Surprise for Kimba Lions members". Eyre Peninsula Tribune. 19 November 2014. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Queen's Birthday Honours List 1987". The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995). ACT: National Library of Australia. 8 June 1987. p. 8. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Whyte, Arthur Mornington". The Advertiser (Adelaide). 16 December 2014. Retrieved 21 December 2014.