Jeff Carr was born in Geraldton WA in 1944 and was raised in modest circumstances in the small nearby stock-selling and railway town-site of Narngulu.
From a shy, nervous, stammering child he progressed to become a schoolteacher before entering the WA State Parliament in 1974 as Member for Geraldton. After nine years in opposition he became a senior Minister for eight years in the Labor Governments of Brian Burke, Peter Dowding and Carmen Lawrence. He held seven portfolios including Police, Mines and Fuel and Energy. Jeff left politics in 1991 after falling out with Carmen Lawrence and being dumped from Cabinet.
In retirement he became actively involved in sport administration in addition to his family role as house spouse. He is presently serving on three Government Agencies.
Apology to Mr Graeme Mickelberg
Apology by Mr Jeff Carr and Sid Harta Publishers Pty Ltd
In the book “I Do Recall” written by Mr Jeff Carr and published by Sid Harta Publishers Pty Ltd, a statement appeared on page 353 of the book to the effect that Mr Graeme Mickelberg was convicted of theft of gold from the Perth Mint.
The reference to Mr Graeme Mickelberg was an error made by Mr Carr upon whom Sid Harta Publishers Pty Ltd relied.
Mr Graeme Mickelberg was never charged or convicted of theft of gold from the Perth Mint and, in fact, has never been charged with any criminal offence.
Mr Jeff Carr and Sid Harta Publishers Pty Ltd deeply regret the error that has occurred.
Mr Jeff Carr and Sid Harta Publishers Pty Ltd wish to take this opportunity of correcting the error and expressing to Mr Graeme Mickelberg our regret for the error and our sincere apologies for the distress or embarrassment caused to him by this publication.