Nev Hewitt, Australian politician, Died at 95

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Neville Thomas Eric “Nev” Hewitt was born on October 19, 1920, and died on July 19, 2016.

He was a Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly.

His parents were Herbert Deane Hewitt and his wife Mildred Sarah Elizabeth (née Davey).

Nev began his schooling in Theodore before completing his education at Rockhampton Grammar School.

During World War Two, Nev joined the Royal Australian Air Force, reaching the rank of Flying Officer.

He was aboard a Wellington Bomber when it was shot down over Tunisia.

He won the seat of Mackenzie as a candidate for the Country Party, at the 1956 Queensland election.

Nearing the end of the 1972 election, his seat was abolished and he moved to the electorate of Auburn, holding it till his retirement from politics in 1980.

Since 1969 till 1980 Nev Hewitt held several Ministerial roles including Water Resources, Aboriginal and Islander Advancement, and Local Government.

In his 12 years as a Minister 10 major dams were built, the Brigalow Land Development Scheme was introduced, and the Moura and Blackwater mining developments commenced.

Nev got married to Nancy Dorris Freeman, in 1946 and they have five children.

He had 15 grandchildren.

Nev Hewitt passed away at 95 years old.

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