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Members’ biographical register

George Clarence Charles Spriggs

Principal Honours
Date: 28 January 1926
Place: Kalamunda, Western Australia
Arrival in WA
Son of Charles William Spriggs, railway worker, transport carrier and orchardist, and Lyle Elizabeth Bunstan
Marriage and Family
Married 21 June 1947, Mt Hawthorn to Daphne Collings, shop assistant, daughter of Kevin William Collings and Thelma Alviy Inall
Children: two sons and two daughters
Date: 18 July 2015
Place: Valencia Nursing Home, Carmel, Western Australia
Cemetery: Taken by funeral director at Karrakatta Cemetery, WA
Cause of Death:
Church of England
Carmel Primary Schools and Kalamunda High School
Orchardist and businessperson
Employment History
Orchardist for 30 years
1961–1970 cold store and fruit export agent, Hills Cold Stores Pty Ltd
Postmaster, storekeeper, fuel agent, garage and hardware in Pickering Brook from 1970, still living there in 2010
Flower grower from late 1980s
Local Government Service
Kalamunda Shire Council May 1971–September 1977
President for three years
Country Party then Liberal
Joined Liberal party circa 1972
Date Elected
19 February 1977
Inaugural Speech
Spriggs, George Clarence Charles, Inaugural Speech.pdf
Inaugural Video
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Valedictory Speech
No valedictory speech given
Year Retired/Resigned
Darling Range
Parliamentary Service
  • MLA Darling Range 19 February 1977–3 September 1987 (resigned)
  • Contested Darling Range 23 March 1968, West Province 20 February 1971 (both for Country Party)

  • Secretary Parliamentary Liberal Party 1985–1987

  • Member Joint House Committee 1986–1987
  • Member Select Committee on Adoption of Children Act Amendment Bill 7 December 1983–11 October 1984
  • Member Select Committee on Bush Fires in Western Australia 7 December 1983–8 November 1984

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association
  • Represented WA branch Commonwealth Parliamentary Association at General Conference, The Bahamas, 1982

  • Vice-president Parliamentary Sports Club
Private Member's Bills
Secretary Vegetable Growers’ Association 1948–1953
Member Kalamunda Hospital Board for four years
President Pickering Brook Sports Club for 29 years, life member
President Outer Suburban Golf Association
D Black and G Bolton, eds, Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume two 1930-2010, Western Australian Parliamentary History Project, Perth, WA, 2011, p. 241.
Kalamunda News, 2 March 1974.
West Australian, 21 February 1977.
Further Information
Condolence Motion for George Clarence Charles Spriggs, MLA