Vic Ferry

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Vic Ferry

DFC
Member of the Legislative Council
of Western Australia
In office
22 May 1965 24 July 1987
Preceded by James Murray
Succeeded by Barry House
Constituency South-West Province
Personal details
Born(1922-01-11)11 January 1922
Albany, Western Australia
Died29 July 2007(2007-07-29) (aged 85)
Merriwa, Western Australia
Political party Liberal

Victor Jasper "Vic" Ferry DFC (11 January 1922 – 29 July 2007) was an Australian politician who was a member of the Legislative Council of Western Australia from 1965 to 1987, representing South-West Province.

Ferry was born in Albany, Western Australia, to Mary Eva (née MacLeod) and Roland Jasper Ferry. He attended Hale School, Perth, and afterward worked as a manager with the National Bank of Australasia. Ferry enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in 1942, as a flight lieutenant. He later transferred to the British Royal Air Force (RAF), and saw service as a pilot in Western Europe, North Africa, the Mediterranean, India, and Burma. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross in 1944. After the war's end, Ferry returned to his job as a bank manager, living in Queensland for a time, and then in country Western Australia (including Boddington, Williams, and Manjimup). A member of the Liberal Party since 1949, he was elected to parliament at the 1965 state election, replacing the retiring James Murray in the Legislative Council. After the Liberals' victory at the 1974 election, Ferry was appointed government whip in the Legislative Council. In 1977, he was promoted to chairman of committees, serving in that position until his party's defeat at the 1983 election. Ferry left parliament in 1987, midway through his fourth six-year term. He retired to Perth, and lived in the RAAF retirement village at Merriwa until his death. [1]

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References

  1. Victor Jasper Ferry – Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia. Retrieved 24 May 2016.