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Bjelke, Petersen, Johannes, Sir

Born: 1911 AD
Died: 2005 AD
Nationality: Australian
Categories: Politician

1911 – He was born on the 13th of January in in Dannevirke, New Zealand.

1913 – His family left for Australia, moving to Kingaroy in southeastern Queensland.

1933 – He began work on the family’s newly acquired second property at land-clearing and peanut farming.

1946 – He was elected as Country Party member for Nanango in the Queensland Legislative Assembly.

1950-1987 – He was member for Barambah.

1957 – Bjelke-Petersen married Florence Gilmour.

1963 – He became Queensland works and housing minister.

1968 – He became Premier of Queensland on 8th of August.

1976 – He replaced Ray Whitrod as Commissioner.

         – In June, he blocked the proposed sale of a pastoral property on the Cape York Peninsula.

1982 – Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, thousands of protesters demonstrated in the streets of Brisbane.

1984 – He created a Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George, for "services to parliamentary democracy".

1991 – Bjelke Petersen faced criminal trial for perjury.

2003 – He re-appeared in the public spotlight when he filed a lawsuit seeking $338 million.

2005 – He died on the 23rd of April and was buried at his property "Bethany" at Kingaroy.