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Edmund Henry Hartley Hall


Principal Honours

Birth
Date: 13 August 1878
Place: Geraldton, Western Australia
Arrival in WA
Parents
Son of Edward Hall, labourer/baker/contractor, and Ellen Margaret Craggs
Marriage and Family
Married 20 April 1916, St Andrews Church, Subiaco to Catherine Smeaton Forster,
daughter of William and Mary Winter
Children: one son and four daughters
Widowed 4 July 1950
Death
Date: 28 July 1965
Place: Martindale Hospital, Applecross, Western Australia
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia
Cause of Death:
Religion
Church of England
Education
Educated in Geraldton area
Occupation
Postal officer and storekeeper
Employment History
Worked in post office for 20 years
Enlisted Australian Imperial Force 1918, appointed 2nd Lieutenant 14 August 1918, with Light Horse, did not leave Australia, discharged 1 December 1918

Postal officer in Geraldton 1919
Clerk in 1924
Storekeeper and agent in Geraldton by time of election to Parliament
House
MLC
Local Government Service
Geraldton Municipal Council 24 November 1920–1928
Party
Country Party
Date Elected
22 May 1928
Inaugural Speech
Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1947
Electorate
Central
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLC Central Province May 1928–15 February 1947 (resigned)
  • MLA Geraldton 15 March 1947–25 March 1950
  • Contested Geraldton 25 March 1950

Committees
  • Member Standing Orders Committee 1947–1950
  • Member Select Committee inquiring into Hire Purchase Act Agreements Bill 1931; into the Distribution of Funds Provided by the Commonwealth to Aid Wheatgrowers 1935; and of the Royal Commission inquiring into the Care and Reform of Youthful Delinquents 1943
Private Member's Bills
Background/Membership
At Laverton by 1911
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. 88.
West Australian,30 July 1965.
Who's Who in Australia, (1955)
Further Information
Bibliography

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