Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Alexander Joseph McRae
Principal Honours
Birth
Date Circa 1842 Place Glenlivet, Victoria, Australia
Arrival in WA
To WA December 1864 on Stag to Camden Harbour
Parents
Son of Duncan and Margaret Kennedy
Marriage and Family
Married 13 May 1881, RGO Roebourne to Isabel McKay (MacKay?), daughter of Donald, grazier, and niece of Donald McDonald MacKay
Children: two sons and two daughters
Death
Date 24 February 1888Place Roebourne, Western Australia
Cemetery Roebourne Cemetery?, WACause of Death
Religion
Education
Occupation
Farmer, businessperson and pearler
Employment History
Lessee Maitland River
Founded Millstream Station, Pilbara
By 1876 merchant, pearler, shipping agent Cossack
1880 partner with
Charles Harper in an Ashburton station
House
MLC
Local Government Service
Party
Date Elected
23 May 1883
Inaugural Speech
-McRae, Alexander Joseph, Address-in-Reply.pdf
Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1888
Electorate
North
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLC North district 23 May 1883 (entitlement to additional member)–24 February 1888
Private Member's Bills
Background/Membership
1865 explored Fitzroy Valley, then Ashburton River
1866-1867 to Victoria
Living in Roebourne 1881
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.18.
R Erickson, The bicentennial dictionary of Western Australians, pre-1829-1888, Volume III.
J Hardie, Northwesters of the Pilbara Breed, Port Hedland, 1981.
Lorraine's Cemetery Records pages website. Accessed 4 December 2015. http://www.ozburials.com/CemsWA/Roebourne/roebourne.htm
WA Bulletin, 10 March 1888.
West Australian, 8 and 16 March 1888.
Further Information
Bibliography

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