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Paul Anthony Edward Everingham (1943–)

Paul Everingham was born in Brisbane on 4 February 1943, and developed a career as a barrister and solicitor.

Everingham served as an alderman on Alice Springs Town Council (1972–74) before being elected to the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly for the Darwin seat of Jingili in 1974.

A prominent advocate for the Territory, Everingham was majority leader in the Assembly, and from 1978 became the Territory's first Chief Minister.

He retired as Chief Minister in 1984 to contest the Northern Territory seat in the federal House of Representatives. After serving a single term (for part of which he was an Opposition frontbencher) he left Parliament and returned to Queensland.

Selected records relating to Paul Everingham
National Archives, Darwin
Alice Springs Office – correspondence, 1984–87 M2151
Miscellaneous Darwin Office records, 1984–87 M2152
Northern Territory Archives Service
General correspondence and administration files of the Chief Minister, 1978–84 NTRS782

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Chapter 16
Territory Personalities