Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
George Henry John Bellingham
Birth
Date 15 February 1862 Place Maldon, Victoria, Australia
Parents
Son of Henry, miner and Caroline Elizabeth Addison
Marriage and Family
Married to Elizabeth M Bellingham. Date unknown
Death
Date 28 July 1932Place St James Hospital, Battersea, London, England, United Kingdom
Cemetery Cause of Death
Religion
Not stated
Education
Apprenticed to Messrs Green & Co, Engineers and Mining surveyors in Adelaide for five years
Occupation
Surveyor, engineer and businessperson
Employment History
Employed Messrs Green & Company, Engineers and Mining surveyors in Adelaide for five years practised three years as mining engineer and surveyor
Went to Queensland, surveyed several towns including Charters Towers
Entered Railway Survey Department, Victoria
1891 to Western Australia, joined Lands and Surveys Department
1893 started architect, civil and mining engineering business, Bellingham and Sharland, Coolgardie
House
MLC
Local Government Service
Coolgardie Town Council member 1895
Date Elected
5 September 1900
Inaugural Speech
-No inaugural speech given
Inaugural Video
Speeches
Search for speeches by George Bellingham
Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1908
Electorate
South
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLC South Province 5 September 1900 – 21 May 1908
  • Contested North East Province 29 June 1897
Background/Membership
Member of Coolgardie Health Board and Board of Trade
One of first members of Coolgardie Stock Exchange and Chamber of Mines and Company Director of Easter Gift, Richmond Gem and Malcolm Mohr mines
Apparently spent some time in NSW
Living in Clapham, London at time of death
Prominent Freemason, one of founders of Freemason Lodge, Coolgardie, 1896 Senior Warden
1895 Justice of the Peace
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, 2010, p. 33.
Kalgoorlie Miner, 6 September 1900.
Coolgardie Miner, 4 September 1900, 6 September 1900.
Dictionary WA, p. 5.
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