Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Bronterre Washington Dooley
Principal Honours
Birth
Date 4 July 1867 Place West Ham, London, England, United Kingdom
Arrival in WA
1897
Parents
James Roland, stonemason and storeman, and (Katherine) Ann Harkin
Marriage and Family
Married 16 June 1904, District Registry Office, Geraldton to Helen Watson (born circa 1881, Victoria), daughter of George Alfred and Elizabeth Mary Bloomfield
Children: two daughters
Death
Date 19 October 1913Place West Perth, Western Australia
Cemetery Karrakatta Cemetery, Western AustraliaCause of Death
Religion
Catholic
Education
Educated in Sydney, NSW
Occupation
Railway worker and carriage builder
Employment History
1884 apprenticed as coach builder
Worked in outback areas of Australia and in New Zealand
Coachbuilder Railway Department Western Australia
Carriage and coach builder at Geraldton from 1903
House
MLA
Local Government Service
Geraldton Municipal Council 1910–1912
Party
Labor
1891 assisted in organising first Australian Labor elections in New South Wales
President Australian Labor Party Geraldton district
Date Elected
3 October 1911
Inaugural Speech
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Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1913
Electorate
Geraldton
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA Geraldton 3 October 1911–19 October 1913
Private Member's Bills
Background/Membership
1888 joined Sydney Coachbuilders’ Society
Member Sydney Socialist League
1898 foundation member and later life member WA branch Australian Society of Amalgamated Engineers
1901–1902 delegate to Trades and Labour Council
Organised Eight Hours demonstration
First president Victoria District General Workers’ Union
Founder Geraldton Cooperative Society
Member local Railway Ambulance Corps
President Railways Football Club
Prominent in Geraldton Dramatic 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, 2010, p. 66.
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