Michael Harbison

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Michael Harbison
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Harbison in 2005
78th Lord Mayor of Adelaide
Preceded byAlfred Huang
Succeeded byStephen Yarwood
Personal details
Born (1953-06-16) 16 June 1953 (age 65)

Michael John Henry Harbison (born 16 June 1953) was the Lord Mayor of Adelaide, South Australia from 2003 to 2010.[1] He was succeeded by Stephen Yarwood in 2010, he is also Adelaide's longest serving mayor.

Before becoming Lord Mayor, he was a successful businessman and has been a Councillor since 1998.[2]

In 2002, Harbison ran as Liberal candidate for the state seat of Adelaide[3] and was defeated by Jane Lomax-Smith.[4]

Harbison drove the Semi Trailer for the University of Michigan Solar Car Team in the 2011 World Solar Challenge.


  1. ^ Adelaide City Council website
  2. ^ Profile Archived 3 January 2010 at the Wayback Machine, Adelaide City Council
  3. ^ Anne Barker (6 February 2002). "Old foes slug it out in key marginal SA seat". TV Program Transcript: The 7.30 Report. Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
  4. ^ Antony Green (20 April 2006). "Adelaide (Key Seat)". South Australian Election 2006. ABC. Retrieved 17 December 2015.