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Neil McNeill (19 June 1921 – 8 February 2009) was an Australian politician. Born in Yarloop, Western Australia, he was educated at Scotch College, Perth, and the University of Western Australia, after which he became a farmer. He served in the military in 1945, and returned to become a district officer with the Western Australian Department of Agriculture. In 1961, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Liberal member for Canning. He held the seat until his defeat by a Country Party candidate in 1963. In 1965 he was elected to the Western Australian Legislative Council for Lower West, where he remained until 1983, when he retired.[1]

Neil McNeill
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Canning
In office
9 December 1961 – 30 November 1963
Preceded byLen Hamilton
Succeeded byJohn Hallett
Personal details
Born(1921-06-19)19 June 1921
Yarloop, Western Australia
Died8 February 2009(2009-02-08) (aged 87)
Cottesloe, Western Australia
Political partyLiberal Party
Alma materUniversity of Western Australia
OccupationPublic servant, farmer

He died aged 87, on 8 February 2009, at Bethesda Hospital near his home in Cottesloe, and was buried on 12 February 2009 at Drakesbrook Cemetery, Waroona.


  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 28 July 2008.
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Len Hamilton
Member for Canning
Succeeded by
John Hallett