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Percy Douglas Ferguson


Principal Honours
Birth
Date: 23 January 1880
Place: Middle Swan, Perth, Western Australia
Arrival in WA
Parents
Charles William, vigneron, and Dora Charlotte Eliza Viveash
Nephew of John Maxwell Ferguson
Marriage and Family
Married (1) 16 April 1902, Allpike’s house, Darlington to Ida Rose Growse (born 22 June 1875), daughter of Arthur Edward and Henrietta Phoebe Goldsmith Postlethwaite
Children: one son and three daughters
Widowed 16 February 1930
Married (2) 3 June 1931, Upper Swan Church to Mildred Fanny Brown (born 14 January 1892 and died 1 August 1986), daughter of John Allan and Mildred Edith Viveash
Children: one daughter
Death
Date: 2 June 1952
Place: Mt Lawley, Western Australia
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia
Cause of Death:
Religion
Church of England
Education
Middle Swan State School, Perth High School
Occupation
Farmer
Employment History
From 1899 farmer at Moora
Part-owner of Houghton vineyard
During World War II controller of distribution of motor vehicles in Western Australia
House
MLA
Local Government Service
Victoria Plains Road Board 1901–1910
Moora Road Board 1910
Party
Country Party
Date Elected
26 March 1927
Inaugural Speech
Inaugural Video
Speeches
Search for speeches by Percy Ferguson
Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1939
Electorate
Moore
Parliamentary Service
State

Electorates
  • MLA Moore 26 March 1927–12 April 1930
  • Irwin Moore 12 April 1930–18 March 1939
  • Contested Irwin–Moore 18 March 1939, 9 September 1939 (by-election)

Office
  • Minister for Agriculture 24 April 1930–24 April 1933

Commonwealth

Electorates
  • Contested Swan (House of Representatives) 21 December 1940 (by-election)
Private Member's Bills
Background/Membership
Founded Moora Agricultural Society and Midlands District Stockbreeders Association
After second marriage resided in Mt Lawley
Qualifications
References
David Black, and Geoffrey Bolton, Biographical register of members of the Parliament of Western Australia volume one 1870-1930, Perth: Western Australian Parliamentary History Project, 2001, p. 73.
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board website. Accessed 14 May 2015. http://www2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch/details.php?id=KC00085189
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