Bill Hayden


Bill Hayden was born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on January 23rd, 1933 and is the Politician. At the age of 91, Bill Hayden biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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January 23, 1933
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
91 years old
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Diplomat, Politician
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University of Queensland
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Dallas Broadfoot, ​ ​(m. 1960)​
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Bill Hayden Life

William George Hayden (born 23 January 1933) is a former Australian politician who served as Australia's 21st Governor-General from 1989 to 1996.

He served as a Labor Party leader from 1977 to 1983, as well as as acting as a cabinet minister in the Whitlam and Hawke governments. Hayden was born in Brisbane, Queensland.

He attended Brisbane State High School and then joined the Queensland Police Department, serving as a police officer for eight years while studying economics part-time at the University of Queensland.

Hayden was elected to the House of Representatives at the 1961 federal election, at the age of 28.

When Gough Whitlam led the Labour Party to victory in 1972, he was appointed Minister for Social Security.

In 1975, Jim Cairns was appointed Treasurer but he was tolerable for only five months before the government was dismissed. Hayden fought Whitlam for the party's leadership in early 1977, but only by two votes.

Following Labor's defeat at the 1977 election, Whitlam became the Opposition leader at the end of the year.

Hayden led the party in 1980, but it fell short of winning.

He was resurgent by Bob Hawke just a few weeks before the 1983 election, after months of rumors.

Hayden served as Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade from 1983 to 1988, then moved to parliament to take over the governor-generalship.

He was in charge of seven years, although only Lord Gowrie served for longer than ever.

Early life

Hayden was born in Brisbane, Queensland, on January 23, 1933 at the Lady Bowen Lying-In Hospital. He was the first child born to Violet Quinn and George Hayden, who married just a few weeks after his birth. He had a younger brother and two younger sisters, as well as an older half-brother who was raised by an aunt in his first marriage. Both his parents were divorced before, which resulted in widowhood.

Hayden's father, a California native, jumped ship in Sydney a few years before World War I began, was undoubtedly an American seaman. He started working as a piano-tuner and musical instrument salesman in Rockhampton, Queensland, in the early 1920s. He held radical political convictions and was a founder of the World Labour Party. Hayden's mother was born in Brandon, Queensland, to a working-class family of Irish descent. Shearer Rebecca Smith, her first husband's, died while serving as a barmaid in Rockhampton. During the Great Depression, the couple moved to Brisbane.

Hayden spent his first year in Fortitude Valley before moving to a rented house in the working-class neighborhood of Highgate Hill. Since his father enlisted in the army in 1941, the family became more financially stable. He began his studies at St Ita's Catholic Primary School in South Brisbane but was barred from the institution after it canceled his father's agreement to tune the school pianos. He went to Dutton Park State School and was later extremely critical of the education he received. Hayden went to South Brisbane Intermediate School, where he passed the state scholarship examination in 1947. In 1948 and 1949, he completed his secondary education at Brisbane State High School. He began working as a junior clerk in the state Government Stores, where he worked until joining the police. Following the passage of the National Service Act 1951, he was recruited to the Royal Australian Navy for six months. He had earlier applied to join the Royal Australian Air Force as an 18-year-old.

Later life

Hayden joined Quadrant's board in the late 1990s. He opposed the specific plan in the debate ahead of the 1999 republic referendum and sided with the monarchists, saying he favoured the direct election of a president.

Hayden has continued to participate in Australian public policy discussions since his departure from the position of Governor-General. When on the board of Quadrant, he took time to give personal assistance to the journal and wrote a tribute to its editor P.P. McGuinness on his 2008 death. He has also written opinion and comment pieces for other journals and newspapers in Australia on current social, economic, and political topics, as well as foreign affairs.

Personal life

Hayden married Dallas Broadfoot, the daughter of a miner from Ipswich, in May 1960. They spent the first few years in a rented cottage in Dinmore before constructing a house in Ipswich's western suburbs. The couple had three children and a son. Michaela, the family's oldest daughter, was killed in 1966 at the age of five after being struck by a car.

Hayden was baptized as a Roman Catholic at St Mary's Church, Ipswich, in September 2018. "I have a gnawing pain in my heart and soul about what is the meaning of life," he told The Catholic Leader. A group of family, acquaintances, and former coworkers attended the baptismal service. Patricia Oxenham, John Hayden, and Joan Moseman, as well as other family members, were among Hayden's siblings.


Bill Hayden Career

Policing career

Following his father's death, Hayden joined the Queensland Police Force in 1953. He completed his education in Brisbane and was transferred to Mackay, North Queensland, the following year. He was briefly stationed in Calen and Sarina's small country towns. He also worked a second full-time job, driving a milk truck and various seasonal jobs on rural farms as he was helping his mother and younger siblings. Hayden was transferred back to Brisbane and worked as a plainclothes constable with the Criminal Investigation Branch in 1956. He was later transferred to the government House's Roma Street headquarters, where he was stationed on at the government House, guarding the governor of Queensland. He was transferred to the Redbank, a two-man police station on the outskirts of Ipswich, in 1957.


Bill Hayden, the former Labor leader and foreign minister, died just three months after her husband's death, January 16, 2024
Dallas Hayden, the wife of former Governor-General and Labor leader Bill Hayden, died at the age of 87, just three months after her husband's death. The Haydens had been married for more than six decades. Mrs Hayden is pictured left and right with her husband Bill.

Bill Hayden's funeral: Anthony Albanese, Pauline Hanson, and Annastacia Palaszczuk all serve as part of Australia's Who's Who's Who's Who's Who's Who's Who of Australia's political figures, showcasing one of the country's most influential political figures, November 3, 2023
Former Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, ex-PM Paul Keating, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, and Pauline Hanson paid tribute to former ALP leader Bill Hayden, who died in late October at the age of 90. In a eulogy to Mr Hayden, 'this pillar of the Labor movement sheds the light that lets us see the future.'

Bill Hayden died: At the age of 90, the former Governor-General and Labor leader died, October 21, 2023
Bill Hayden, a former minister under Gough Whitlam and Bob Hawke before becoming Australia's 21st governor general, died on Wednesday at the age of 90. Mr Hayden was the Labour leader from 1977 to 1983 before serving as foreign minister in Bob Hawke's government. Mr Hayden rose to become Australia's 21st governor-general, serving between 1989 and 1996.