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Members’ biographical register

Stanley James Dellar

Principal Honours
Holder National Medal and National Service Medal
Date: 29 November 1936
Place: Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Arrival in WA
Son of David Peter Dellar, mine foreman and politician, and Gladys Jean McDonald
Marriage and Family
Married 11 January 1958, St Mary’s Church (Catholic), Kalgoorlie to Eileen Joy O’Connor, daughter of John Michael and Doreen May Collier
Children: three sons and one daughter
Divorced 1984

Uncle of Melissa Price, Member for Durack
Date: 11 April 2015
Place: Exmouth, Western Australia
Cemetery: Funeral service at the Exmouth Club, followed by a graveside service at the Exmouth Cemetery, Western Australia
Cause of Death:
Church of England
East Kalgoorlie State School
Eastern Goldfields High School
Shire clerk
Employment History
With 17th National Service Battalion and then two years with Citizens' Military Forces Cameron Highlanders, Western Australia
Cashier and clerk with Kalgoorlie Road Board 1956–1959
Assistant Shire Clerk, Bridgetown 1959–1963
Assistant Town Clerk Carnarvon 1964–1967
Shire Clerk, Exmouth 1967–1970
Audit clerk Kalgoorlie
Truck driving in Exmouth area since 1977
Local Government Service
Exmouth Shire Council, member and deputy president, May 1979–1982
Joined Australian Labor Party 1969
Date Elected
22 May 1971
Inaugural Speech
Inaugural Video
Search for speeches by Stanley Dellar
Valedictory Speech
No valedictory speech given
Year Retired/Resigned
Lower North
Parliamentary Service
  • MLC Lower North Province 22 May 1971–21 May 1977
  • Contested Lower North Province 19 February 1977

  • Deputy Leader of the Opposition in Legislative Council 1974–1977

  • Member Joint Printing Committee 1974–1977
Private Member's Bills
Charter secretary of Apex Club, Bridgetown and Rotary Club, Exmouth
15 years volunteer fireman with Western Australian Fire Brigades Board
Inaugural captain Carnarvon and Exmouth VFB
Club champion for several seasons with Exmouth Yacht Club
Road and track cycling with Eastern Goldfields Cycling Club

Died of organ failure
Qualified in defence metals identification with United States Department of Defence, Hawaii, 1978
D Black and G Bolton, eds, Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume two 1930-2010, Western Australian Parliamentary History Project, Perth, WA, 2011, p. 67-68.
Email correspondence with Shire of Emouth Records Officer, 2 November 2015.
Further Information
Vale Stanley Dellar
Hon Stanley James Dellar: Condolence Motion, Legislative Council