Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Jabez Edward Dodd
Principal Honours
Birth
Date 14 June 1867 Place Callington, South Australia, Australia
Arrival in WA
Parents
William Jabez, blacksmith, and Margaret Trenwith
Marriage and Family
Married 7 May 1891, residence of Mrs Barbara Johnston, South Broken Hill, New South Wales to Florence Wilson Johnston (born circa August 1874 and died 27 July 1942), daughter of John and Barbara Morris
Children: five sons
Death
Date 2 January 1928Place Subiaco, Western Australia
Cemetery Karrakatta Cemetery, Western AustraliaCause of Death
Religion
Methodist
Education
Educated locally
Occupation
Union secretary
Employment History
1889–1896 mining in Broken Hill, involved in strikes of 1890 and 1892
1896–1899 miner and union organiser at Coolgardie
House
MLC
Local Government Service
Party
Labor to 1917, then National
Date Elected
22 May 1910
Inaugural Speech
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Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1928
Electorate
South
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLC South Province 22 May 1910–2 January 1928
  • Contested South Province 13 May 1908

Office
  • Minister without portfolio 7 October 1911–27 July 1916
Private Member's Bills
Background/Membership
1871–1889 at Kadina, South Australia
1899–1900 Kalgoorlie
Led breakaway Australian Miners’ Association 1901
1899–1911 secretary Kalgoorlie–Boulder Branch of Federated Miners’ Union
By 1903 vice-president Goldfields Trades and Labour Council, 1904 a trustee, 1914 convenor of Mine Workers’ Relief Fund Conference
Regular contributor to
The Worker
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, 2010, p. 64-65.
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board website. Accessed 20 October 2016.
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
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