Guide to the papers of Members of the New South Wales Parliament, 1856-2006 in the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales.
Home Collection Overview Using the Collection Resources Enquiries
 

Terry Alan Metherell (1947 - )

 

Biographical Note

Terry Alan Metherell was born in England in 1947. He was educated at Caringbah High School and the University of Sydney, where he first graduated Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and Diploma of Education and then Doctor of Philosophy. Between 1973 and 1975 Metherell was a tutor and part time lecturer in the Department of Government at the University of Sydney.

From 1975 to 1977 Metherell was research assistant and later private secretary to Hon. R.J. Ellicot, Commonwealth Attorney General. Metherell was private secretary to Senator J.L. Carrick, a federal government minister, from 1977-1980. In November 1980 Metherell was pre-selected as the Liberal member for the northern Sydney seat of Davidson and was elected to the Legislative Assembly on 19 September 1981.

On his election Metherell was immediately appointed Shadow Minister for Transport and Roads and held the shadow ministry until 1985. In 1986 he was appointed Shadow Minister for Education and Youth Affairs. In March 1988 a Liberal Government was elected under the Premiership of Nick Greiner. Terry Metherell was appointed Minister for Education and Youth Affairs. He undertook a programme of reform of the education system in NSW which resulted in the Education Reform Act, 1990 [now the Education Act, 1990]. The Minister and the Act were unpopular and Metherell was replaced as Minister for Education in 1990. In 1991 he was appointed Parliamentary Secretary and was elected as representative of the Legislative Assembly on the University of Sydney Senate.

On 2 October 1991 Metherell resigned from the Parliamentary Liberal Party in protest against party policy. He remained as an Independent Member for Davidson until his resignation from Parliament April 1992. In the state election of April 1992 the seat of Davidson was won by Liberal candidate Andrew Humpherson.

 

Papers

Title

 T. A. (Terry Alan) Metherell - further papers, 1972 -1992
 

Creator

Metherell, Terry Alan, 1947 -
 

Call No.

MLMSS 7396

Title

 T. A. (Terry Alan) Metherell - further papers, 1978-1988
 

Creator

Metherell, Terry Alan, 1947 -
 

Call No.

MLMSS 7414

Title

 Terry Alan Metherell - papers, 1965-1990, together with printed material, ca. 1912-1917
 

Creator

Metherell, Terry Alan, 1947 -
 

Call No.

MLMSS 5417

Political Service

Party

Liberal Party of Australia
 

House

Member of Legislative Assembly

Electorate

Davidson 1981-1992
 
Find NSW Parlimentary Papers
Start Your Search
 
> Advanced search
for other search options
 
Portraits

Images of this member are in copyright and can only be viewed at the Library

 
Links

> Members of Parliament,
Parliament of NSW

 

A State Library of New South Wales project for the Sesquicentenary of responsible government in NSW 1856 - 2006

FeedbackCopyrightDisclaimerPrivacy
A New South Wales Government Site Link to the Government site (image: NSW Coat of Arms)