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Thomas Henry Wilding


Principal Honours
Birth
Date: 16 March 1867
Place: Northam, Western Australia
Arrival in WA
Parents
Son of Thomas, publican, farmer and grazier, and Rose Ann Gaffney
Marriage and Family
Married 16 March 1918, St Andrew’s Church, Perth (Presbyterian) to Elizabeth Elena Christie (born circa 1891 and died circa September 1974), daughter of Henry Duncan and Jane Hewit Lawson
Children: two sons and one daughter
Death
Date: 18 July 1954
Place: Northam, Western Australia
Cemetery: Northam Cemetery, WA
Cause of Death:
Religion
Church of England
Education
President Royal Agricultural Society 1909–1928
Director Avon Butter and Bacon Co-operative 1918
Secretary Northam Race Club
Wife was first president Northam Country Womens' Association
Occupation
Farmer
Employment History
Inherited father’s property at Mokine
Stockbreeder, bred fat lambs and champion Clydesdales draught horses, Jersey cows and Berkshire pigs
House
MLC
Local Government Service
Party
Liberal
Date Elected
22 May 1908
Inaugural Speech
Wilding, Thomas Henry, Inaugural Speech.pdf
Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1914
Electorate
East
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLC East Province 22 May 1908–21 May 1914
  • Contested East Province 12 August 1907 (by-election)
Private Member's Bills
Background/Membership
Qualifications
References
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, 2001, p. 204.
Further Information
Battye, JS. The Cyclopedia of Western Australia, vol 1, p. 334.
Henn, PU. Genealogical notes on the main Western Australian pioneer families.
West Australian, 14 May 1908.