Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Charles Christopher Keyser
Principal Honours
Birth
Date 6 December 1871 Place Timber station, Vasse near Busselton, Western Australia
Arrival in WA
Parents
Son of Charles Doust, timber contractor and master builder, and Kathleen (Katherine) Thurkle
Marriage and Family
Married 21 April 1898, Manse, Ballarat, Victoria (Presbyterian) to Lucy Sanderson (born circa 1877, United Kingdom), daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Shaw
Children: three sons and five daughters
Death
Date 30 October 1965Place Bentleigh, Victoria, Australia
Cemetery Springvale Crematorium, Victoria, AustraliaCause of Death
Religion
Methodist
Education
Apprenticed to printing trade
Occupation
Clerk
Employment History
By 1898 assistant to Town Clerk, Albany
1901 acting Town Clerk
1906–1911 secretary Greenbushes Road Board
1911–1929 Town Clerk at Wagin
1929–1935 secretary Murray Road Board, Pinjarra
House
MLA
Local Government Service
Party
Labor until 1905 when resigned and became Ministerialist (Liberal)
1902 formed Albany branch Political Labor League
Date Elected
28 June 1904
Inaugural Speech
-Keyser, Charles Christopher, Inaugural Speech.pdf
Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1905
Electorate
Albany
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA Albany 28 June 1904–27 October 1905
  • Contested Albany 27 October 1905, Wagin 29 September 1917 (National Country Party)
Private Member's Bills
Background/Membership
After retirement resided in Victoria
Qualifications
References
Black, David. Biographical register of members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1870-1930, p. 113.
West Australian, 29 June 1904.
The Western Australian Directory, (Wise) (1901 to 1937–38)
Further Information
Bibliography

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