Members of the Western Australian Legislative Council, 1906–1908

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This is a list of members of the Western Australian Legislative Council from 22 May 1906 to 21 May 1908. The chamber had 30 seats made up of ten provinces each electing three members, on a system of rotation whereby one-third of the members would retire at each biennial election.

Name Province Term
expires
Years in office
George Bellingham South-East 1908 1900–1908
Henry Briggs West 1910 1896–1919
Thomas Brimage North-East 1912 1900–1912
Ephraim Clarke South-West 1908 1901–1921
James Connolly[1] North-East 1908 1901–1914
Francis Connor North 1912 1906–1916
Charles Dempster[3] East 1912 1873–1874; 1894–1907
John Drew Central 1912 1900–1918; 1924–1947
John Glowrey South 1912 1900–1904; 1906–1912
John Winthrop Hackett South-West 1912 1890–1916
Vernon Hamersley East 1910 1904–1946
Samuel Haynes South-East 1910 1894–1910
Walter Kingsmill Metropolitan-Suburban 1910 1903–1922
Zebina Lane Metropolitan-Suburban 1908 1903–1908
Joseph Langsford Metropolitan-Suburban 1912 1904–1911
Robert Laurie West 1912 1901–1912
William Loton East 1908 1889–1890; 1898–1900;
1902–1908
Robert McKenzie North-East 1910 1904–1916
Edward McLarty South-West 1910 1894–1916
Wesley Maley South-East 1912 1900–1909
Matthew Moss West 1908 1900–1901; 1902–1914
William Oats South 1910 1904–1910
William Patrick Central 1910 1904–1916
Richard Pennefather[2] North 1908 1907–1914
Charles Piesse South-East 1908 1894–1914
George Randell Metropolitan 1910 1875–1878; 1880–1890;
1893–1894; 1897–1910
Robert Frederick Sholl North 1910 1886–1890; 1904–1909
Charles Sommers Metropolitan 1912 1900–1918
Joseph Thomson Central 1908 1902–1908
George Throssell[3] East 1912 1907–1910
Sir Edward Wittenoom[2] North 1908 1883–1884; 1885–1886;
1894–1898; 1902–1906;
1910–1934
James Wright Metropolitan 1908 1902–1908

Notes[edit]

1 On 7 May 1906, North-East Province MLC James Connolly was appointed Colonial Secretary and Minister for Commerce and Labour in the new Ministry led by Newton Moore. He was therefore required to resign and contest a ministerial by-election, at which he was returned unopposed on 16 May 1906.
2 On 6 November 1906, North Province MLC Edward Wittenoom resigned. Richard Pennefather won the resulting by-election on 15 January 1907.
3 On 21 July 1907, East Province MLC Charles Dempster resigned. George Throssell, who had served briefly as Premier in 1901, won the resulting by-election on 12 August 1907.

Sources[edit]

  • Black, David (1991). Legislative Council of Western Australia : membership register, electoral law and statistics, 1890-1989. Perth: Parliamentary History Project. ISBN 0-7309-3641-4.
  • Hughes, Colin A.; Aitkin, Don (1986). Voting for the Australian State Upper Houses, 1890-1984. Canberra: Australian National University. ISBN 0-909779-18-X.