Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Denis Joseph Doherty
Birth
Date 1861 Place Newry, Ireland
Arrival in WA
1885
Parents
Robert H, civil servant and merchant
Marriage and Family
Married 21 July 1888, Court House, Wyndham to Georgina Cable of Victoria (born circa 1869), daughter of James and Margaret McLeod
Children: two sons and four daughters
Death
Date 23 October 1935Place Subiaco, Western Australia
Cemetery Karrakatta Cemetery, Western AustraliaCause of Death
Religion
Catholic
Education
St Columban’s College, Ireland
Occupation
Farmer
Employment History
1881 worked in linen spinning factory
Joined Francis Connor in firm of Connor & Doherty, storekeepers and packers, Wyndham
1894 firm took up Auvergne and Newry cattle stations, Northern Territory, moved to Perth 1894, and 1898 amalgamated with Durack Brothers
House
MLA
Party
Forrest Party
Date Elected
4 May 1897
Inaugural Speech
-Doherty, Denis Joseph, Inaugural Speech.pdf
Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1903
Electorate
North Fremantle
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA North Fremantle, 4 May 1897–August 1903 (resigned)
  • Contested North Fremantle 22 May 1895 (by-election)
Background/Membership
Emigrated to Sydney, New South Wales
To Western Australia 1885 on Afghan
1886 to Kimberley goldfields
1903–1930 resided in England, then returned to Western Australia
Champion oarsman, many rowing trophies
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. 65.
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