Terry Gygar

Terence Joseph "Terry" Gygar, RFD (born 21 October 1947), is an Australian academic and a former member of the Queensland Parliament. He is a former Army officer and served in Vietnam.[1]

Terry Gygar

Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Stafford
In office
7 December 1974 – 22 October 1983
Preceded byRoy Harvey
Succeeded byDenis Murphy
In office
4 August 1984 – 22 December 1989
Preceded byDenis Murphy
Succeeded byRod Welford
Personal details
Terence Joseph Gygar

(1947-10-21) 21 October 1947 (age 72)
Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia
Political partyLiberal Party
Spouse(s)Linda Christine Freeman (m.1975)
Alma materUniversity of Queensland
OccupationSoldier, Calligraphist, Lecturer

Gygar was the member for Stafford in the Queensland Parliament, representing the Liberal Party, from 1974 until 1983, and again from 1984 to 1989.[1] During that time he held various shadow portfolios. During his time in parliament he was awarded the Chevening scholarship for study at the London School of Economics.

Following his Parliamentary service Gygar completed a Bachelor of Laws with Honours from Bond University. He is a barrister at the Supreme Court of Queensland, the High Court of Australia and the Federal Court of Australia. He has taught at Bond University since 1992[2] and is a foundation member of the Asia Pacific Law Deans' Association.

In recognition of his services to the Australian Defence Force, governance, education and the law, the Australian Government awarded Gygar the Australian Active Service Medal, General Service Medal for Vietnam, the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal, the Australian Centenary Medal, the Reserve Force Decoration and the National Medal and Australian Defence Medal.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Bond Law Students to Gain More Experience Through Msl" (PDF). Michael Sing Lawyers Pty Ltd. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 March 2014. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Mr Terry Gygar RFD". Staff Profiles. Bond University. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Roy Harvey
Member for Stafford
Succeeded by
Denis Murphy
Preceded by
Denis Murphy
Member for Stafford
Succeeded by
Rod Welford