Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Richard Gale
Principal Honours
Birth
Date Circa 1834 Place Wortlay Farm, Dorset, England, United Kingdom
Arrival in WA
Arrived WA 1856 on Shanghai
Parents
Son of John, farmer, and Mary Browd and brother-in-law of Sir James Mitchell
Marriage and Family
Married 5 September 1877, St Paul’s Church, Bunbury to Hannah Rebecca Margaret Spencer, (born 26 November 1857 and died 1940) daughter of William Spencer and Hannah Properjohn
No children
Death
Date 2 January 1931Place Busselton, Western Australia
Cemetery St Mary’s Church, Busselton, WACause of Death
Religion
Church of England
Education
Occupation
Farmer
Employment History
Farm and dairy manager for William Locke Brockman at Gingin 1856–1860
Managed Fairlawn, near Busselton, for Lieutenant-Colonel J Molloy 1860–1867
Pioneered dairying in South-West
Lessee, then in 1867 purchased Fairlawn, where remained until death
House
MLC
Local Government Service
Vasse Road Board member
Party
Date Elected
5 October 1874
Inaugural Speech
-No inaugural speech given
Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1878
Electorate
Vasse
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLC Vasse 5 October 1874–16 February 1878 (resigned)
Private Member's Bills
Background/Membership
Justice of the Peace, 1875
Foundation member and president Southern Districts Agricultural Society
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. 11.
JS Battye, ed, The Cyclopedia of Western Australia, Hussey and Gillingham, Adelaide, 1912-1913, p. 448 (portrait)
MG Cammilleri, ‘Fairlawn’, JHSWA, December 1946.
R Erickson, ed, The bicentennial dictionary of Western Australians, pre-1829-1888, volume II, University of Western Australia Press, Nedlands, WA, 1987.
West Australian, 6 January 1931 (portrait)
Further Information
Bibliography

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