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Thomas Fox


Principal Honours
Birth
Date: 23 October 1876
Place: Scarsdale, Victoria, Australia
Arrival in WA
1906
Parents
John Fox, farmer, and Rose Anna Mary Higgins
Marriage and Family
Married 5 February 1908, Gordon, Victoria to Eliza Marion Sterritt (1882–1959), daughter of William and Marion Henderson
Children: one son and two daughters
Death
Date: 20 April 1951
Place: Fremantle Hospital, Western Australia
Cemetery: Fremantle Cemetery, Western Australia
Cause of Death:
Religion
Catholic
Education
Occupation
Union secretary
Employment History
Prospecting and mining at Davyhurst 1906–1915 and at Boulder 1915–1918
To Fremantle to work on the wharves
House
MLA
Local Government Service
Party
Labor
Date Elected
4 May 1935
Inaugural Speech
Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1951
Electorate
South Fremantle
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA South Fremantle 4 May 1935 (by-election)–20 April 1951

Committees
  • Deputy Chairman of Committees 1943–1947
  • Member Select Committee inquiring into Investment and Security Company of Western Australia Limited 1937
  • Chairman Select Committee inquiring into the Commonwealth Oil Refineries Limited (Private) Bill 1940
  • Member Select Committee inquiring into the Utility of the Railway Devices invented by Walter Watts 1942
  • Member Select Committee into the operations of the Australian Wheat Board at North Fremantle 1942–1943
  • Member Select Committee into the Disposal of Potatoes 1949
Private Member's Bills
Background/Membership
Joined Fremantle branch Waterside Workers Federation circa 1918–1919, president 1924–1928, secretary 1928–1935
Played VFL Football with Carlton 1902
Qualifications
References
David Black, and Geoffrey Bolton. Biographical register of members of the Parliament of Western Australia volume two, 1930-2010 (rev. ed.). Perth: Western Australian Parliamentary History Project, 2011, p. 91-92.
Further Information
Bibliography
Tom Fox: Champion of the Fremantle Lumpers