Bert Hoare

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Bert Hoare
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Senator for South Australia
In office
16 December 1922 – 30 June 1935
Preceded by Edward Vardon
Personal details
Born (1874-11-22)22 November 1874
Alberton, South Australia
Died 25 January 1962(1962-01-25) (aged 87)
Nationality Australian
Political party Labor
Occupation Labourer

Albert Alfred "Bert" Hoare (22 November 1874 – 25 January 1962) was a South Australian politician.

Born in Alberton, South Australia, he was educated at Port Adelaide and Mount Barker state schools. He worked as a farm labourer at Boolcunda East, near Quorn for sixteen years, and worked as shearer for 20 years.[1] He was employed, perhaps as a storeman, at the Government workshops in Glanville, before running his own dairy farm. He returned to Government service at the Islington Railway Workshops of the South Australian Railways.[2][3]

In 1921 he contested the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Murray, but was unsuccessful. In 1922 he was elected to the Australian Senate as a Labor Senator for South Australia, succeeding Liberal Edward Vardon. He held the seat until his defeat in 1934. In 1944, he returned to politics as a Labor member of the South Australian Legislative Council, serving until 1956.[4]

He was a prominent member of the Australian Natives' Association, a member of the Labor Party's Port Adelaide electorate committee and President of the Port Adelaide Workers' Educational Association.


Bert married a girl surnamed Hancock on 19 April 1913;[5] they had a small family, and lived at Hodgeman Road, Pennington, then 19 Torrens Road, Alberton.


  1. ^ "Ex-Shearer Upholds Men". The Mail. Adelaide. 1 November 1947. p. 6. Retrieved 28 November 2014 – via National Library of Australia. 
  2. ^ "Senator Hoare". Daily Herald. Adelaide. 6 January 1923. p. 2. Retrieved 28 November 2014 – via National Library of Australia. 
  3. ^ Other Labor politicians who worked at Islington were Reg Bishop, John Cooke, Tom Gluyas and Ern Klauer.
  4. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-11-23. 
  5. ^ "Family Notices". The Advertiser. Adelaide. 18 April 1953. p. 24. Retrieved 28 November 2014 – via National Library of Australia.