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John Barkell Holman


Principal Honours
Birth
Date: 26 February 1872
Place: Clunes, Victoria, Australia
Arrival in WA
1893 came to WA
Parents
Son of Edward, miner and Mary Ann Barkell
Marriage and Family
Married 14 February 1893, Cathedral Sacristy, Broken Hill, NSW to Katherine Mary Row (born circa 1877 and died 20 March 1935), daughter of Richard and Catherine Whalan
Children: four sons and six daughters including
May Holman and Edward Holman
Death
Date: 23 February 1925
Place: St John of God Hospital, Subiaco, Western Australia
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia
Cause of Death:
Religion
Catholic
Education
Educated Bendigo, Victoria
Occupation
Journalist and union secretary
Employment History
Working on Broken Hill mines until 1890
Workers’ advocate before State Arbitration Court for many unions
1901 journalist and Amalgamated Workers’ Union organiser on Murchison
1908–1925 secretary Federated Timber Workers’ Union
Launched and business manager for The Labor Vanguard
Chairman of directors People’s Printing Co
House
MLA
Local Government Service
Party
Labor
Date Elected
10 December 1901
Inaugural Speech
Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1925
Electorate
North Murchison
Parliamentary Service
State

Electorates
  • MLA North Murchison 10 December 1901 (by-election)–June 1904; Murchison, June 1904–March 1921 (lost pre-selection); Forrest 8 December 1923 (by-election)–23 February 1925
  • Contested Mt Magnet 24 April 1901, Swan 12 March 1921
Office
  • Minister for Railways and Labour 10 August 1904–7 June 1905
  • Secretary and Whip for Parliamentary Labor Party

Committees
  • Chairman of Committees 1 November 1911–22 March 1917
Commonwealth

Electorates
  • Contested Fremantle (House of Representatives) 16 December 1922
Private Member's Bills
Background/Membership
1886 member Bendigo Miners’ Association
Active in Broken Hill strike 1892
1896 leader Day Dawn strike
1902 general president Australian Workers' Union of WA
1907 local secretary
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, 2001, p. 99.
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board website, accessed 23 March 2016
Further Information
F Bateson, Murchison 1894, JHSWA (December 1946)
Battye I, p. 344–345.
Carter

West Australian, 24 February 1925.
Bibliography

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