Doug Sherrington

Douglas John Sherrington (7 December 1914 – 25 March 1999) was a member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly.[1]

Doug Sherrington
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Salisbury
In office
28 May 1960 – 7 December 1974
Preceded byNew seat
Succeeded byRosemary Kyburz
Personal details
Douglas John Sherrington

(1914-12-07)7 December 1914
Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia
Died25 March 1999(1999-03-25) (aged 84)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Political partyLabor
Spouse(s)Edith Etta Grummett (m.1940 d.1995)


Sherrington was born at Bundaberg, Queensland, the son of Thomas Duncan Sherrington and his wife Jane Anderson (née Fergus). He attended school at Booyal, at Junction Park State School in Annerley, Brisbane and at the Brisbane Central Technical College. He became a junior clerk and trainee accountant. He then was an electrical worker with the Brisbane City Council and Evans Deakin and Company Kangaroo Point shipyards. In World War Two he used his electrical skills on the warships and was seconded to the American small ships section in 1942.[1]

On the 26 Oct 1940 Sherrington married Edith Etta Grummett (died 1995) and together had one son and two daughters. Cooper died at Brisbane in March 1999[1] and was cremated at the Mt Thompson Crematorium.[2]

Public lifeEdit

Sherrington won the new seat of Salisbury at the 1960 Queensland state election. He held the seat until 1974. He was an outspoken advocate before it became a major movement especially in regards to Cooloola, the Great Barrier Reef, and the Southwood National Park.[1]

He wrote the first draft of Labor's first conservation policy and was president of the Save the Trees foundation from 1950 until 1960. He was a member of many other groups that focused on conservation including being an associate member of the British Naturalists' Association.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 20 April 2016.
  2. ^ Douglas John Sherrington ( - 1999) — Heaven Address. Retrieved 20 April 2016.
Parliament of Queensland
New seat Member for Salisbury
Succeeded by
Rosemary Kyburz