Bruce Charles Eastick, South Australian politician, and was South Australian Leader of the Opposition from 1972 to 1975. He was a member of the Liberal and Country League (LCL) which was succeeded in 1974 by the South Australian Division of the Liberal Party of Australia. He represented the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Light from 1970 to 1993.(born 25 October 1927) is a former
Gawler Mayor Bruce Eastick in 1999
|Leader of the South Australian Opposition|
15 March 1972 – 24 July 1975
|Preceded by||Steele Hall|
|Succeeded by||David Tonkin|
|Member for Light|
30 May 1970 – 11 December 1993
|Preceded by||John Freebairn|
|Succeeded by||Malcolm Buckby|
|Mayor of Gawler|
6 July 1968 – 1 July 1972
1 May 1993 – 6 May 2000
|Alderman of the Gawler Council|
6 July 1963 – 1 July 1972
1 May 1993 – 6 May 2000
Bruce Charles Eastick
25 October 1927
Reade Park, South Australia, Australia
|Political party||Liberal and Country League, Liberal Party of Australia (SA)|
|Parents||Sir Thomas Eastick and Ruby Eastick (née Bruce)|
Eastick was elected to the House of Assembly for Light, based on Gawler, in 1970. Two years later, after Steele Hall resigned as LCL leader, the party elected Eastick as his successor.
Eastick led his party to the 1973 and 1975 elections, losing both to the Don Dunstan-led South Australian Branch of the Australian Labor Party. His term as leader saw the LCL, the state's main conservative party since 1932, formally reconstruct itself as the South Australian Division of the Liberal Party of Australia, although a separate state Country Party had been reformed in 1963. Eastick was the only LCL leader not to have been Premier.
Eastick is the eldest son of Sir Thomas Charles ("Tom") Eastick.
- "Family Notices". Saturday Journal. XLII (16412). South Australia. 29 October 1927. p. 29. Retrieved 25 March 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
- South Australian Government Gazette, 16 May 1963
- South Australian Government Gazette, 20 May 1971
- South Australian Government Gazette, 16 May 1968
- South Australian Government Gazette, 1 April 1993
- "Australian Honours". It's An Honour. Australian Government. Retrieved 24 May 2010.
| Leader of the Opposition of South Australia
|Parliament of South Australia|
| Member for Light
| Speaker of the
South Australian House of Assembly
|Party political offices|
| Leader of the Liberal and Country League (SA)
Himself as leader of the Liberal Party of Australia (South Australian Division)
Himself as leader of the Liberal and Country League
| Leader of the Liberal Party of Australia (South Australian Division)