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Leon Ashton Punch (1928 - )

 

Biographical Note

Leon Ashton Punch (1928-1991), farmer and parliamentarian, was the son of Dr. Thomas Punch of Inverell. Punch was educated at The King's School, Parramatta. Between 1947 and 1959 Punch was involved in rural properties owned by his family at Jerry's Plains and Barraba, and in 1963 he acquired a dairy farm at Dungog.

Punch was a councillor on Barraba Shire Council (1956-1959) and was elected the Country Party member of the NSW Legislative Assembly for the seat of Upper Hunter in 1959. In a re-distribution in 1962 the seat became Gloucester and Punch held it until his retirement in 1985. He held various ministerial portfolios including Public Works, Decentralisation and Development, Ports, and Local Government. Punch was Leader of the Country Party and Deputy Premier of NSW (1975-1976).

 

Papers

Title

 L.A. Punch - further papers, 1975-1983
 

Creator

Punch, Leon Ashton, 1928 -
 

Call No.

MLMSS 4506 ADD-ON 1751

Title

 L.A. Punch - papers, ca.1959-1985
 

Creator

Punch, Leon Ashton, 1928 -
 

Call No.

MLMSS 4506

Title

 Leon Punch - further papers, 1975-1985
 

Creator

Punch, Leon Ashton, 1928 -
 

Call No.

MLMSS 7333

Political Service

Party

Country Party
 

House

Member of Legislative Assembly

Electorate

Upper Hunter 1959-1962
 

House

Member of Legislative Assembly

Electorate

Gloucester 1962-1985
 
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