David Drummond (politician)

The Honourable
David Drummond
Member of the Australian Parliament
for New England
In office
10 December 1949 – 1 November 1963
Preceded by Joe Abbott
Succeeded by Ian Sinclair
Personal details
Born 11 February 1890(1890-02-11)
Lewisham, New South Wales
Died 13 June 1965(1965-06-13) (aged 75)
Armidale, New South Wales
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Country Party
Spouse(s) Pearl Hilda Victoria Goode
Occupation Farmhand

David Henry Drummond (11 February 1890–13 June 1965) was an Australian politician and farmer.

Drummond was born in Lewisham, Sydney and was educated at public schools and at The Scots College, but was forced by financial problems to seek work. In 1902, he became a ward of the state. He moved to Armidale in 1907 as a farm-hand and in 1913 he married Pearl Hilda Victoria Goode, daughter of a grazier in Uralla.[1]


State politics

Drummond was elected as a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly in 1920, representing Northern Tablelands the Progressive Party, which in due course became the Country Party and from 1927 to 1949, he was the member for Armidale. He was a foundation member of the New England New State Movement.[1] He was Minister for Education from 1927 to 1930 and 1932 to 1941.[2] He established the Armidale Teachers College in the 1930s and helped establish the University of New England in 1937.

Federal politics

In 1949, Drummond switched to federal politics and was elected to the House of Representatives seat of New England. Drummond retired in 1963 and died in Armidale in 1965. He was survived by his second wife and four of six daughters of his first marriage. His great grandson Mr Drummond currently resides in HB and is known to his friends as Mr.Drummond.mpeg or "that little bit of hope"[1]


Drummond's Publications

  • Drummond, D H, Constitutional Change in Australia: Current Problems and Contributing Factors, Glen Innes Examiner, Glen Innes, 1926
  • Drummond, D H, The New States Movement - Its Basis and Objectives, The Australian Quarterly, June 1931, No 10, Vol 3, pp 46-57
  • Drummond, D H, Australian Problems of Government: Federation vs Unification, Armidale Express Print, Armidale, no date (?1933)
  • Drummond D H, Some Economic Aspects of Education, Lecture 1, 1937 Session,Blennerhassett's Institute of Accountancy, Sydney, 1937
  • Drummond, D H, Report of Inquiries made into various aspects of Education during a visit to the United Kingdom, Europe, the United States of America and Canada, and Proceedings of the 1936 New Education Fellowship Conference at Cheltenham, England, Government Printer, Sydney, 1937
  • Drummond, D H, Technical Education in relation to Defence, Government Printer, Sydney, 1940
  • Drummond, D H, Australia's Changing Constitution: No States or New States, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1940
  • Drummond, D H, The General Case for Revision of the Constitution, in David Maughan, D H Drummond, P C Spender and F A Bland, Constitutional Revision in Australia, Australasian Publishing Company in conjunction with the Australian Institute of Political Science, Sydney, 1944
  • Drummond, D H, The Future of Education in Australia, Armidale Express Print, Armidale, 1954
  • Drummond, D H, Australian Dilemma, Armidale Express Print, Armidale, 1955
  • Drummond, D H, A University is Born. The Story of the Founding of the University College of New England,Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1959
  • Drummond, D H, The Changing Tides of Education, Armidale and District Historical Society, Journal and Proceedings, Vol 2, No 1, October 1961, pp 1-11
Parliament of New South Wales
Preceded by
New seat
Member for Northern Tablelands
1920 – 1927
Served alongside: Bruxner, McClelland
Succeeded by
Preceded by
New seat
Member for Armidale
1927 – 1949
Succeeded by
Davis Hughes
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Joe Abbott
Member for New England
1949 – 1963
Succeeded by
Ian Sinclair

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