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Mathieson Harry Jacoby


Principal Honours
Birth
Date: 1 July 1869
Place: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Arrival in WA
Came to WA 1891
Parents
Son of Daniel, cook and hotel keeper, and Hannah Matheson
Marriage and Family
Married 7 January 1899, St George’s Cathedral, Perth to Mary Augusta Maude Cresswell (born circa 1867), daughter of Charles James and Mary Augusta Porter
Children: three sons and one daughter
Death
Date: 3 April 1915
Place: North Perth, Western Australia
Cemetery: East Perth Cemetery, Western Australia
Cause of Death:
Religion
Church of England
Education
Educated local and private schools in South Australia
Occupation
Viticulturist
Employment History
Postal officer, South Australia
1891–1893 mercantile agent for Adelaide firms
From 1893 viticulturist, Mundaring
House
MLA
Local Government Service
Party
Independent to 1905 then Liberal
Date Elected
24 April 1901
Inaugural Speech
Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1911
Electorate
Swan
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA Swan 24 April 1901–27 October 1905, 11 September 1908–3 October 1911
  • Contested Swan 27 October 1905, 3 October 1911
Office
  • Opposition Whip 1903–1904
  • Speaker 28 July 1904–27 October 1905
Private Member's Bills
Background/Membership
Middle name is Manuel on birth certificate
Founder and president Fruit Growers’ Association
1913 on executive council Farmers and Settlers Association
Editor
Producers’ Review
Qualifications
References
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. 105.
R Erickson, ed, Dictionary of Western Australians, 1829-1914. Volume 5. The golden years, 1889-1914, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, WA, 1986.
West Australian, 14 September 1908, 5 April 1915.
Twentieth Century Impressions of Western Australia, PWH Thiel, Perth, 1901, p. 32.
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