Gordon Gilfillan

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Gordon James Gilfillan (15 May 1916 – 15 September 1982) was a pastoralist and politician in the State of South Australia.

Gordon was the elder son of Mr. and Mrs. James Gilfillan, farmers of Jamestown.[1]

He was president of the Burra branch of the Liberal and Country League[2] was Mayor of the Corporate Town of Jamestown from 1959 to 1962, and stood unsuccessfully for the seat of Electoral district of Burra in the House of Assembly in 1959.[3]

He was a Liberal member of the Legislative Council for the Northern district from March 1962 to July 1975.[4]


Gordon Gilfillan married Catherine Rebecca "Cath" Gribble of Jamestown on 28 October 1939. They moved to a home in Belalie East.[1] They had four children, Dianne, Rodney, Janice and Grant.


  1. ^ a b "Gilfillan—Gribble". The Advertiser. Adelaide. 6 December 1939. p. 10. Retrieved 14 December 2014 – via National Library of Australia. 
  2. ^ "LCL Activities". The Advertiser. Adelaide. 3 October 1952. p. 18. Retrieved 14 December 2014 – via National Library of Australia. 
  3. ^ Matthews, Penny (1986), South Australia, the civic record, 1836-1986, Wakefield Press, pp. 225–226, ISBN 978-0-949268-82-2 
  4. ^ "Former Member of the Parliament of South Australia". Retrieved 20 May 2016.