Members of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly, 1930–1933

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This is a list of members of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly between the 1930 election and the 1933 election, together known as the 14th Parliament. It took place under radically altered boundaries as enacted within the Redistribution of Seats Act 1929, whose effect had been exaggerated by the lack of a redistribution for the previous 18 years. The gold mining areas, populous at the time of the 1911 redistribution, had been reduced to pocket boroughs by the decline in gold mining as an economic activity in the State; meanwhile, the agricultural and metropolitan areas had grown substantially. Ironically, the changes were enacted by a Labor government even though most of the safe seats being abolished were Labor seats—and for the fourth time in a row (Constitution Act Amendment Act 1899, and Redistribution of Seats Acts of 1904, 1911 and 1929), the government enacting the redistribution lost the subsequent election.

Name Party District Years in office
Edward Angelo Nationalist Gascoyne 1917–1933
George Barnard Nationalist Sussex 1924–1933
Henry Brown Country Pingelly 1924–1933
John Church[2] Nationalist Roebourne 1932–1933
Hon Philip Collier Labor Boulder 1905–1948
Edwin Corboy Labor Yilgarn-Coolgardie 1921–1933
Aubrey Coverley Labor Kimberley 1924–1953
James Cunningham Labor Kalgoorlie 1923–1936
Hon Thomas Davy[1][5] Nationalist West Perth 1924–1933
Victor Doney Country Williams-Narrogin 1928–1956
Hon Percy Ferguson[1] Country Irwin-Moore 1927–1939
Harry Griffiths Country Avon 1914–1921; 1924–1935
James Hegney Labor Middle Swan 1930–1947; 1950–1968
May Holman Labor Forrest 1925–1939
William Johnson Labor Guildford-Midland 1901–1905; 1906–1917;
1924–1948
Hon Norbert Keenan[1] Nationalist Nedlands 1904–1911; 1930–1950
James Kenneally Labor East Perth 1927–1936
Alfred Lamond Labor Pilbara 1924–1933
Hon Charles Latham[1] Country York 1921–1942
Hon John Lindsay[1] Country Mount Marshall 1924–1933
John Lutey[4] Labor Brownhill-Ivanhoe 1916; 1917–1932
Alick McCallum Labor South Fremantle 1921–1935
Ross McLarty Nationalist Murray-Wellington 1930–1962
Harry Mann Nationalist Perth 1921–1933
James Mann Country Beverley 1930–1962
William Marshall Labor Murchison 1921–1952
Harry Millington Labor Mount Hawthorn 1924–1947
Hon Sir James Mitchell[1] Nationalist Northam 1905–1933
Selby Munsie Labor Hannans 1911–1938
Charles North Nationalist Claremont 1924–1956
Emil Nulsen[3] Labor Kanowna 1932–1962
Alexander Panton Labor Leederville 1924–1951
Hubert Parker Nationalist North-East Fremantle 1930–1933
William Patrick Country Greenough 1930–1943
Arnold Piesse Independent/Country Katanning 1909–1914; 1930–1935
Howard Raphael Labor Victoria Park 1930–1944
Walter Richardson Nationalist Subiaco 1921–1933
Richard Sampson Nationalist/Country Swan 1921–1944
Hon John Scaddan[1] Nationalist Maylands 1904–1917; 1919–1924;
1930–1933
Joseph Sleeman Labor Fremantle 1924–1959
Frederick Smith[4] Labor Brown Hill-Ivanhoe 1932–1950
James MacCallum Smith Nationalist North Perth 1914–1939
John Henry Smith Nationalist Nelson 1921–1936; 1939–1943
Sydney Stubbs Country Wagin 1911–1947
Frederick Teesdale[2] Nationalist Roebourne 1917–1931
Lindsay Thorn Country Toodyay 1930–1959
Hon Michael Troy Labor Mount Magnet 1904–1939
Thomas Walker[3] Labor Kanowna 1905–1932
Arthur Wansbrough Labor Albany 1924–1936
Herbert Wells Nationalist Canning 1930–1933
John Willcock Labor Geraldton 1917–1947
Arthur Wilson Labor Collie 1908–1947
Frederick Withers Labor Bunbury 1924–1947

Notes[edit]

1 Following the 1930 state election a new Ministry consisting of seven members, including one Member of the Legislative Council, was appointed on 24 April 1930. These members were therefore required to resign and contest ministerial by-elections on 1 May 1930, at which all were returned unopposed.
2 On 14 December 1931, the Nationalist member for Roebourne, Frederick Teesdale, died. Nationalist candidate John Church won the resulting by-election held on 6 February 1932.
3 On 10 May 1932, the Labor member for Kanowna, Thomas Walker. Labor candidate Emil Nulsen won the resulting by-election held on 25 June 1932.
4 On 22 June 1932, the Labor member for Brownhill-Ivanhoe, John Lutey, died. Labor candidate Frederick Smith was elected unopposed on 14 July 1932.
5 On 18 February 1933, Nationalist member and Minister Thomas Davy died suddenly while playing bridge with his wife and two friends at the Savoy Hotel. A by-election was not held due to the proximity of the 1933 state election.

Sources[edit]

  • Black, David; Prescott, Valerie (1997). Election statistics, Legislative Assembly of Western Australia, 1890-1996. Perth: Parliamentary History Project. ISBN 0-7309-8409-5. 
  • Hughes, Colin A.; Graham, B. D. (1976). Voting for the South Australian, Western Australian and Tasmanian Lower Houses, 1890-1964. Canberra: Australian National University. ISBN 0-7081-1334-6. 
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