Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia

Member Name
Frederick William Allsop
Date 22 September 1865 Place Auckland, New Zealand
Son of William and Anne Jefferies
Marriage and Family
Married 30 June 1896, Baptist Church, Ballarat, Victoria, Florence Lillian May Hollway (May 1870–July 1967), daughter of John William and Sarah Ann Tuke
Children: two sons and one daughter
Date 15 September 1932Place Subiaco, Western Australia
Cemetery Karrakatta Cemetery, Western AustraliaCause of Death
In Victoria as young boy
Educated at Ballarat High School and School of Mines
Metallurgist and businessperson
Employment History
Went to South Africa circa 1893 as metallurgical assayer, worked for Johannesburg Gold Recovery Company
Established first cyanide plant in Spitzkop district in Transvaal
Moved to Victoria circa 1896, first plant established at Ballarat School of Mines
Opened practice in Kalgoorlie after 1905, firm treated tailings and sulphide ore, in partnership with M Howells from circa 1907 and David H Don from 1910
Local Government Service
Kalgoorlie Town Councillor 1917
Kalgoorlie Municipal Council 3 November 1921–November 1930
Mayor 22 November 1922–November 1927
Independent in 1928
Nationalist in 1930
Date Elected
22 May 1930
Inaugural Speech
-Allsop, Frederick William, Inaugural Speech.pdf
Inaugural Video
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
North East
Parliamentary Service
  • MLC North East Province 22 May 1930–15 September 1932
  • Contested North East Province 12 May 1928
Foundation member of Metallurgical and Chemical Society
Vice-president Institute of Assayers and Metallurgists, Victoria
Retired to Perth
Captain Kalgoorlie Rifle Club and president National Rifle Association of WA
Battye II, p. 896.
D Black and G Bolton, Biographical register of members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume two 1930-2010, Western Australian Parliamentary History Project, Perth, WA, 2011.
Dictionary of Western Australia, p. 5.
Kalgoorlie Mail, 7 May 1930, 19 May 1930, 16 September 1932.
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board website. Accessed 13 November 2013,
West Australian, 17 September 1932.
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