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Members’ biographical register

Frederick Charles Monger

Principal Honours
Date: 25 January 1863
Place: York, Western Australia
Arrival in WA
Son of John Henry Monger, grazier, merchant and politician, and Henrietta Joaquina Manning
Marriage and Family
Married 18 April 1895, St George’s Cathedral Perth, Ethel Margaret Sherard, (died 3 June 1944), daughter of Charles Wade
Children: four daughters
Date: 15 November 1919
Place: Subiaco, Western Australia
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia
Cause of Death:
Church of England
Educated Wesley College, Melbourne, Victoria
Employment History
Joined his father's business
One of a group who launched the Wealth of Nations syndicate in 1892
Relinquished partnership with father 1895 and speculated as investor and agent in mining ventures
Joint owner of Wooramel station, Carnarvon and Excelsior Hotel Cue
Local Government Service
York Municipal Council until October 1892
Forrest Party
Later Liberal until 1917 then Country Party
Date Elected
24 December 1890
Inaugural Speech
No inaugural speech given
Inaugural Video
Search for speeches by Frederick Monger
Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
Parliamentary Service
  • MLA York 27 October 1892 (by-election)–15 June 1899 (resigned); 26 June 1899 (by-election)–24 March 1903 (resigned); 27 October 1905–21 October 1914
  • Contested York 21 October 1914, 29 September 1917
Private Member's Bills
Justice of the Peace, 1896
Declared bankrupt 1899 and 1903
Member committee Perth Stock Exchange
Member Perth Club
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, 2001, p. 142.
Further Information
Battye, JS. The Cyclopedia of Western Australia vol 1, p. 349.
Wendy Birman, 'Monger, Frederick Charles (1863–1919)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, published first in hardcopy 1986, accessed online 23 December 2015.
Erickson, Rica. The bicentennial dictionary of Western Australians pre 1829-1888, vol. 3.
Grant, AR. Memories of Parliament, p. 25-27.
Kimberly WB. History of West Australia, p. 30.
Twentieth century impressions of Western Australia, p. 33.
West Australian, 28 October 1905.

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