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Members’ biographical register


Edward McLarty


Principal Honours
Birth
Date: 1 December 1848
Place: Carrolyup, Pinjarra, Western Australia
Arrival in WA
Parents
Son of John McLarty, farmer and Mary Ann Pollard
Brother of John Pollard McLarty, farmer, businessperson and politician
Marriage and Family
Married 10 March 1873, St George’s Cathedral, Perth, Mary Jane Campbell (born circa 1849 and died circa June 1931), daughter of Robert and Jane Hall
Children: six sons, including
Ross McLarty, farmer and politician, and one daughter
Death
Date: 13 August 1917
Place: Pinjarra, Western Australia
Cemetery: Pinjarra Cemetery, Western Australia
Cause of Death:
Religion
Church of England
Education
Educated locally
Occupation
Farmer
Employment History
1866 manager of run at Mandurah
Stockbreeder on 16,000 acres at Pinjarra
1880s ran mail coaches Perth–Vasse and 1888–1893 Perth–Bunbury
1881 promoted Kimberley Pastoral Co
House
MLC
Local Government Service
Murray Road Board from 1875 for nearly 40 years
Party
Liberal
Date Elected
16 July 1894
Inaugural Speech
Inaugural Video
Speeches
Search for speeches by Edward McLarty
Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1916
Electorate
South-West
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLC South-West Province 16 July 1894–21 May 1916

Historical Notes
  • Father of the House 19 February 1916–21 May 1916
Private Member's Bills
Background/Membership
President of Farmers’ Progress Association
1891 Justice of the Peace
Vice-president Pastoralists Association
Member Advisory Board of Agriculture
Qualifications
References
Battye, JS. The Cyclopedia of Western Australia, vol 1, p. 330–331.
Black, David and Geoffrey Bolton. Biographical register of members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1870-1930.
Erikson, Rica. The bicentennial dictionary of Western Australians, pre-1829-1888, Volume III.
Kimberly, WB. History of West Australia. A Narrative of her Past, together with biographies of her leading men, p. 160–161.
Twentieth century impressions of Western Australia, p. 25.
West Australian, 15 August 1917.
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