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Members’ biographical register


Leonard Hawthorn Darlot


Principal Honours
Received Order of the British Empire for voluntary services in inspecting and purchasing horses for remount section of Australian Imperial Force during World War I (previously also during Boer War)
Birth
Date: 18 September 1860
Place: Windsor, Prahran, Victoria, Australia
Arrival in WA
March 1882
Parents
Henry King Narook, grazier, and Mary Anna Wavel Firebrace
Brother of Everard Firebrace Darlot, farmer and politician
Marriage and Family
Married 7 August 1907, St George’s Cathedral, Perth to Jenny Wingfield Brown (born circa 1885), daughter of Thomas William of London, England, and Maria Mawby
No children
Death
Date: 3 August 1943
Place: Mount Hospital, Perth, Western Australia
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia
Cause of Death:
Religion
Church of England
Education
Wesley College and Hawthorn Grammar School, Melbourne, Victoria
Occupation
Farmer
Employment History
Pastoral experience Queensland and New South Wales
Worked at Berringarra station, took control of adjoining Mount Fraser station
Subsequently interested in many pastoral properties, 1906 with brother Everard took up Urella station near Mingenew
Bought Yangedine, York–Beverley
Prospected for gold in the Murchison
Chairman Soldier Settlement Committee for pastoral lands
Judge of merino sheep
Director Wellington Park Stud Company, New Zealand
Director Pastoral Shearing Company and Darlot Brothers Limited
House
MLA
Local Government Service
Party
Forrest
Date Elected
28 May 1900
Inaugural Speech
No inaugural speech given
Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1901
Electorate
De Grey
Parliamentary Service
State

Electorates
  • MLA De Grey 28 May 1900 (by-election)–24 April 1901 (constituency abolished)
  • Contested Nannine 3 July 1894
Commonwealth

Electorates
  • Contested Senate 16 December 1922
Private Member's Bills
Background/Membership
March 1882 to Western Australia, settled with brother Everard Firebrace then on Berringarra station
Amateur horse race rider in Victoria and Western Australia, also owned and raced horses, including three Derby winners
1896–1939 member Western Australian Turf Club Committee
Member Committee Ugly Men’s Association
President Western Australian Hunt Club, Perth Golf Club
Member Western Australian Cricket Association, Royal Perth Yacht Club (commodore), Weld Club (vice president), Northern Club (Auckland, New Zealand)
1889 Justice of the Peace
Qualifications
References
David Black, and Geoffrey Bolton, Biographical register of members of the Parliament of Western Australia volume one 1870-1930,Perth, Western Australian Parliamentary History Project, 2001, p. 59.
Further Information
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