Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Joseph Peter Gardiner
Principal Honours
Birth
Date 4 July 1886 Place Adelaide, South Australia
Arrival in WA
Parents
Joseph Francis, bootmaker, and Annie Annis
Marriage and Family
Married 9 May 1914, District Registry Office, Perth to Mary (May) Alice Holman, daughter of John Barkell and Katherine Row
No children
Divorced 18 June 1920
Married 25 June 1921, Registrar-General’s Office, Adelaide, South Australia to Bertha Annie Paver (born circa 1888), daughter of Christopher Thomas
Children: one daughter
Death
Date 23 January 1965Place Bentleigh, Victoria, Australia
Cemetery New Cheltenham CemeteryCause of Death
Religion
Catholic
Education
Christian Brothers College, Adelaide
Occupation
Publican, labourer and journalist
Employment History
Apprenticed bootmaker to his father in West Perth
Went to North West and traded on coast between Cossack and Broome
1910–1912 manager Weld Hotel, Cossack
Labourer in Adelaide in 1921
Subsequently worked at various occupations while living in Melbourne at Carlton, Elsternwick and from 1932 Bentleigh
Tester in 1922, labourer 1947, meter reader 1953
Listed as journalist at time of death
House
MLA
Local Government Service
Party
Labor
Date Elected
31 October 1911
Inaugural Speech
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Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1915
Electorate
Roebourne
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA Roebourne 31 October 1911–30 September 1915 (seat declared vacant for non-attendance)

Historical Notes
  • Married to May Holman, politician who also served in the Parliament of Western Australia. She was the first female Labor parliamentarian in Australia.
Private Member's Bills
Background/Membership
Secretary Miners’ Union at Whim Creek
Owned schooner Annie Agnes
1913–1914 lived in West Perth
Secretary Bootmakers’ Union
Left Western Australia 1915 without his wife,
May Holman
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. 77.
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