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Ernest Percival Henshaw


Principal Honours
Birth
Date: 4 September 1870
Place: Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Arrival in WA
To WA circa 1894 with brother and two sisters
Parents
Son of John, cabinet maker, and Frances Lamb
Marriage and Family
Married 17 August 1892, Hawthorn, Victoria, Julia Emma Wildy, (born circa 1870), daughter of George and Eliza Ann Webb
Children: one son and two daughters
Widowed 15 June 1945
Death
Date: 11 June 1950
Place: Subiaco, Western Australia
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia
Cause of Death:
Religion
Church of England
Education
Apprenticed as carpenter by 1892 carpenter living in Clifton Hill, Victoria
Occupation
Carpenter
Employment History
Worked as a carpenter and joiner
Prominent in designing and erecting Perth Trades Hall but left party after dispute circa 1911
During World War I foreman carpenter Henderson Naval Base project
In later life a building surveyor
House
MLA
Local Government Service
Party
Labor
Held numerous official positions in Australian Labor Party
Left party circa 1911 but rejoined 1947
Date Elected
24 June 1904
Inaugural Speech
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Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1905
Electorate
Collie
Parliamentary Service
State

Electorates
  • MLA Collie 24 June 1904 – 27 October 1905
  • Contested Collie 27 October 1909
Commonwealth

Electorates
  • Contested Perth (House of Representatives) 13 April 1910
Private Member's Bills
Background/Membership
Lived in Subiaco
Secretary Industrial Union of Carpenters and Joiners
1902–1903 president Coastal Trades and Labour Council
Assisted in forming Institute of Quantity Surveyors late 1930s
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. 96.
Morning Herald, 30 June 1904.
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