Edward Bertram Johnston
| || Date: 11 January 1880|
Place: Geraldton, Western Australia
Arrival in WA
|Son of Harry Frederick, Surveyor–General, and Maria Louisa (Minnie) Butcher and nephew of William James Butcher |
Marriage and Family
|Married 18 February 1931, St Paul’s Church, Harvey to Hildelith Olymphe King-Lethbridge (born circa 1908), daughter of Edwin Abbott, grazier, and Irene Kate Heppingstone|
Children: three daughters
|Date: 6 September 1942|
Place: Drowned at Black Rock, Victoria, Australia
Cemetery: Guildford Cemetery, Western Australia
Cause of Death:
|Church of England|
|Educated High School, Perth|
|Clerk in Lands and Surveys Department 1895–1909|
From 1903 Government Land Agent at Wagin, 1904 at Narrogin
1909 resigned from Department, went to Kalgoorlie
Became wheat and sheep farmer near Narrogin
Local Government Service
|Labor to December 1915|
Country Party from June 1917
|3 October 1911|
|Search for speeches by Edward Johnston|
- MLA Williams Narrogin 3 October 1911–3 October 1928. Resigned 18 December 1915, re-elected 8 January 1916
- Speaker 13 February–1 March 1917 (resigned)
- Deputy Leader Country Party 1923–1928
- Senator WA 1 July 1929 (elected 17 November 1928)–6 September 1942
Private Member's Bills
|Honorary secretary Esperance Land and Railway League 1909–1911|
Vice-chairman, then president, Narrogin Australian Natives Association
Substantial investor in hotel properties and real estate
|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. 108.|
|JS Battye, ed, The Cyclopedia of Western Australia, Hussey and Gillingham, Adelaide, 1912-1913, p. 345.|
G. C. Bolton, 'Johnston, Edward Bertram (1880–1942)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/johnston-edward-bertram-6860/text11883, published first in hardcopy 1983, accessed online 22 December 2015.
Dictionary of Western Australians 1829-1914, Vol 5, The Golden Years 1889-1914, compiled by Rica Erickson, Nedlands: University of Wester Australia Press, 1986
Wilson, J. Graham. Western Australia's centenary 1829-1929 : first century's progress with antecedent records 1527-1828, p. 197.
FD Johnston, Knights and Theodolites, Sydney, 1962.
Melbourne Herald, 4 June 1942.
West Australian, 1 December 1917, 7 September 1942.