John Norman "Jock" Nelson (28 May 1908 – 20 June 1991) was an Australian politician. Born in Bundaberg, Queensland, he was the son of politician Harold Nelson. Jock Nelson was educated at state schools in Darwin before becoming a jackeroo and goldminer, and later a bore contractor at Alice Springs. After serving in the military from 1942 to 1945, he became a pastoralist. In 1949, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Labor member for Northern Territory, defeating the sitting independent, Adair Blain. At this time, the member for Northern Territory could only vote on matters relating to the Territory itself. In 1963, he was re-elected unopposed, the last occasion when a member was returned to the House of Representatives in this fashion. He retired in 1966, an occasion used by the Country Party to take the seat. Nelson returned to pastoralism and served as the first Mayor of Alice Springs (1971 - 1973) before he stepped down to become the Administrator of the Northern Territory (1973–1975) before his death in 1991.
|Member of the Australian Parliament|
for Northern Territory
10 December 1949 – 31 October 1966
|Preceded by||Adair Blain|
|Succeeded by||Sam Calder|
|Administrator of the Northern Territory|
10 December 1973 – 12 November 1975
|Preceded by||Fred Chaney Sr.|
|Succeeded by||John England|
John Norman Nelson
28 May 1908
|Died||20 June 1991 83) (aged|
Alice Springs, Northern Territory
|Political party||Australian Labor Party|
|Spouse(s)||Margaret Caroline Nelson (nee Bloomfield)|
|Children||Patrica Barber, Louanne Rosewarne|
- John Norman “Jock” Nelson. Northern Territory Government - Administrators. Retrieved 2011-12-02.
- penelope.bergen (17 March 2014). "First Council 1971-1974". www.alicesprings.nt.gov.au. Retrieved 28 October 2019.
- Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Archived from the original on 20 July 2007. Retrieved 9 November 2008.
|Parliament of Australia|
| Member for Northern Territory
Fred Chaney Sr.
| Administrator of the Northern Territory