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Michael Francis Troy


Principal Honours
Birth
Date: 13 October 1877
Place: Pimlico, Richmond River, New South Wales, Australia
Arrival in WA
To WA 1897
Parents
Son of Patrick, farmer, and Ellen Maloney
Marriage and Family
Married 19 April 1913, Sacred Heart Church, Highgate Hill to Flora Brown MacKinnon (born circa 1874 and died 6 January 1952), daughter of Lauchlan and Margaret Alexandria Collopy
No children
Widowed 6 January 1952
Death
Date: 7 January 1953
Place: Mt Lawley, Western Australia
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery, WA
Cause of Death:
Religion
Catholic
Education
Educated Wardell State School, NSW, trained as teacher
Occupation
Miner
Employment History
Joined Department of Public Instruction NSW
To WA 1897 went goldmining in Murchison area
Secretary Murchison district council Australian Workers Union
General secretary Amalgamated Workers' Association 1904–1905
Miners’ representative in Arbitration Court
Owned farm near Mullewa
Agent-General for Western Australia 15 March 1939–17 May 1947
House
MLA
Local Government Service
Party
Labor
Date Elected
28 June 1904
Inaugural Speech
Troy, Michael Francis, Inaugural Speech.pdf
Inaugural Video
Speeches
Search for speeches by Michael Troy
Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1939
Electorate
Mount Magnet
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA Mt Magnet 24 June 1904–18 March 1939
Office
  • Labor Party Whip 1905–1911
  • Speaker 1 November 1911–13 February 1917
  • Minister for Mines and Agriculture 17 April 1924–30 April 1927; for Lands and Immigration 30 April 1927–23 April 1930, 24 April 1933–15 March 1939
Historical Notes
  • Father of the House April 1930–March 1939
Private Member's Bills
Background/Membership
Qualifications
References
Battye, JS. The Cyclopedia of Western Australia, vol 1, p. 338.
D Black and G Bolton, eds, Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1870-1930, Parliamentary History Project, Perth, WA, 2010, p. 197.
'Death of Mr. M.F. Troy after long illness' West Australian, 8 January 1953, http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/49073237
Erickson, Rica. Dictionary of Western Australians 1829-1914, Vol 5, The Golden Years 1889-1914 (listed as Francis Troy)
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board website. Accessed 22 April 2015. http://www2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch/details.php?id=KB00093978
Further Information
Bibliography
The Cyclopedia of Western Australia : an historical and commercial review, descriptive and biographical facts figures and illustrations : an epitome of progress. Vol. I