Evan Adermann

(Albert) Evan Adermann AO (10 March 19273 November 2001) was an Australian politician. [cite web
title =Members of the House of Representatives since 1901
publisher =Parliament of Australia
work=Parliamentary Handbook
url =http://www.aph.gov.au/library/handbook/historical/representatives/abbott.brough.htm
accessdate = 2008-01-18
]

Adermann was born in Kingaroy, Queensland, son of Charles Adermann, and was educated at Brisbane Boys' College. He did not complete a medical degree at the University of Queensland and instead became and dairy farmer at Kingaroy. He then completed a Bachelor of Commerce by external study at University of Queensland and worked as a public accountant. He married Joan Hovard in 1951 and they had three sons and two daughters. He was a councillor of Kingaroy Shire from 1958 to 1967.cite web
title =Biography for Adermann, the Hon. Albert Evan
publisher =Parliament of Australia
work=ParlInfo Web
url =http://parlinfoweb.aph.gov.au/piweb/view_document.aspx?id=8312&table=BIOGS
accessdate = 2008-01-18
] cite web
last = Howard
first = John
authorlink =John Howard
title =Condolences: Adermann, Hon. Albert Evan, AO, Freeth, Hon. Sir Gordon, KBE, Chaney, Hon. Sir Frederick Charles, KBE, AFC
work= Hansard
publisher = Parliament of Australia
date = 12 February 2002
url = http://parlinfoweb.aph.gov.au/piweb/view_document.aspx?ID=2161389&TABLE=HANSARDR
accessdate = 2008-01-18
] cite web
last = Truss
first = Warren
authorlink =Warren Truss
title =Condolences: Adermann, Hon. Albert Evan, AO, Freeth, Hon. Sir Gordon, KBE, Chaney, Hon. Sir Frederick Charles, KBE, AFC
work= Hansard
publisher = Parliament of Australia
date = 12 February 2002
url = http://parlinfoweb.aph.gov.au/piweb/view_document.aspx?ID=2161405&TABLE=HANSARDR
accessdate = 2008-01-18
]

Political career

Adermann was elected as the member Fisher following the retirement of his father at the 1972 election and represented the Country Party (National Country Party from 1975). He was appointed Minister for the Northern Territory following the Fraser government's win at the 1975 election and held it until its abolition in September 1978. He put in place the arrangements for Northern Territory self-government and was responsible for the establishment of Uluru National Park and the reconstruction of Darwin after Cyclone Tracy. In July 1978, he was appointed Minister for Veterans' Affairs and held it until November 1980. He was responsible for establishing an inquiry into the effects of Agent Orange on Australian servicemen who had fought in the Vietnam War. Following a redistribution, he was elected member for Fairfax at the 1984 election. He retired from parliament at the 1990 election.cite web
last = Anderson
first = John
authorlink =John Anderson (Australian politician)
title =Condolences: Adermann, Hon. Albert Evan, AO, Freeth, Hon. Sir Gordon, KBE, Chaney, Hon. Sir Frederick Charles, KBE, AFC
work= Hansard
publisher = Parliament of Australia
date = 12 February 2002
url = http://parlinfoweb.aph.gov.au/piweb/view_document.aspx?ID=2161397&TABLE=HANSARDR
accessdate = 2008-01-18
]

Adermann became president of the Queensland Church of Christ and was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 1990 for "services to the Australian parliament, to the community, particularly through the Churches of Christ in Queensland, and to local government". [cite web
title =Adermann, Albert Evan
publisher =Government of Australia
work=It's an Honour
url =http://www.itsanhonour.gov.au/honours/honour_roll/search.cfm?aus_award_id=884406&search_type=quick&showInd=true
accessdate = 2008-01-18
] He was survived by his wife, three sons and two daughters.

Notes

Persondata
NAME = Adermann, Albert Evan
ALTERNATIVE NAMES = Adermann, Evan
SHORT DESCRIPTION = Australian politician
DATE OF BIRTH = 10 March 1927
PLACE OF BIRTH = Kingaroy, Queensland
DATE OF DEATH = 3 November 2001
PLACE OF DEATH =


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