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Members’ biographical register

George James Gallop Warden Miles Jr

Date: 8 May 1873
Place: Fremantle, Western Australia
Son of Captain William Warden Miles, master mariner, and Sarah Gallop and grandfather of Senator Jo Vallentine (1984–31 July 1992 )
Marriage and Family
Married 20 January 1906, private residence of postmaster, Marble Bar to Ellen Leyden, daughter of James and Margaret Laffy
Children: three sons and two daughters
Date: 30 June 1952
Place: Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia
Church of England
Educated Commercial School, Fremantle and Fremantle Grammar School
Employment History
1887–1890 with W Sandover and Co, merchants, Fremantle
One year with uncle in pearling at Shark Bay
1891–1893 storekeeper, Canning Jarrah Timber Co
1893–1898 prospecting on eastern goldfields then storekeeper until circa 1903 at Busselton for Jarrah Wood and Sawmills Co
Went to Marble Bar as storekeeper’s accountant
From 1904 butchering business
Own store and publican (owned Ironclad Hotel) at Marble Bar 1907–1916
Owned station near Marble Bar
Local Government Service
Marble Bar Road Board member 31 May 1906–1918; chairman 1909–1916
Liberal 1911
Independent 1916–1930
National 1930
Independent National 1936
Date Elected
18 September 1916
Inaugural Speech
Inaugural Video
Search for speeches by George Miles
Year Retired/Resigned
Parliamentary Service
  • MLC North Province 18 September 1916 (by-election)–21 May 1950
  • Contested Pilbara 24 October 1911
Later moved to South Perth
President WA Club 1927–1928
President Western Australian Cricket Association 1939–1951, previously vice-president
President North Australian Railways and Development League
Battye, JS. The history of the North West of Australia, p. 197–98.
Black, David and Geoffrey Bolton. Biographical register of members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1870-1930.
Erikson, Rica. The bicentennial dictionary of Western Australians, pre-1829-1888, Volume III.
West Australian, 1 July 1952.
Who's Who Australia, 1950.