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James Gardiner


Principal Honours
Birth
Date: 12 June 1861
Place: Papakua Valley near Auckland, New Zealand
Arrival in WA
1895
Parents
Son of George, farmer, and Mary Craig
Marriage and Family
Married 22 April 1889, Northcote, Victoria to Emily Louisa Browne (born circa January 1860), daughter of John Edward and Eliza Doney
Children: three sons and three daughters
Widowed 22 August 1925
Death
Date: 27 October 1928
Place: Westminster Hospital, Perth, Western Australia
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia
Cause of Death:
Religion
Church of England
Education
Saddleworth, South Australia 1867-1872
Occupation
Farmer and auctioneer
Employment History
Spent three years with South Australian Carrying Company
Circa 1882–1893 with William Hamilton and Company, stock and station agents, Victoria
Established Western Australian branch of Gordon and Gotch
1900 began own business
Director Commercial Union Assurance Company (Western Australian branch), South Perth Ferry Company
Owned farm near Moora
House
MLA
Local Government Service
Party
Liberal to 1914
Country Party 1914–1917 then Country Party Nationalist
President National Political League
Date Elected
24 April 1901
Inaugural Speech
Inaugural Video
Speeches
Search for speeches by James Gardiner
Valedictory Speech
Gardiner, James, Valedictory Speech.pdf
Year Retired/Resigned
1921
Electorate
Albany
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA Albany 24 April 1901–28 June 1904; Irwin 21 October 1914–12 March 1921
  • Contested Irwin 30 October 1911

Office
  • Colonial Treasurer 1 July 1902–28 April 1904, 28 June 1917–1 April 1919
  • Speaker 1 March–28 June 1917
  • First Parliamentary Leader of Country Party in Western Australia November 1914–March 1915
Private Member's Bills
Background/Membership
Arrived Australia 1867
Chairman first Cricket Council of Western Australia
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. 77.
Further Information
'Gardiner, James (1861–1928)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/gardiner-james-6276/text10817, published first in hardcopy 1981, accessed online 21 December 2015.
Bibliography
James Gardiner: Politics, Cricket and Land Sales
Vale James Gardiner