Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Charles Prangle Wansbrough
Birth
Date 6 October 1875 Place Perth, Western Australia
Parents
Son of Joseph, carpenter and wheelwright, and Matilda Styring Massingham
Brother of Arthur William Wansbrough, railway worker and politician
Marriage and Family
Married 7 April 1904, St Hilary’s Church, Beverley to Ada Adelaide Longhurst (born circa 1872 and died circa July 1949), daughter of John and Sarah Challenger
Children: two sons and two daughters
Death
Date 12 May 1939Place Beverley, Western Australia
Cemetery Beverley Cemetery, WACause of Death
Religion
Church of England
Education
Educated Beverley and York State Schools
Occupation
Railway worker, miner and farmer
Employment History
Farmed with uncle at Kellerberrin for six years
Joined gold rushes to Eastern Goldfields, nearly perished after discovering gold at Mt Ida
In Western Australian Government Railways as guard for four years
1898 took up land at Bally Bally with his two brothers, later becoming sole proprietor
House
MLA
Local Government Service
Beverley Road Board 1906–1915, 1919–1923, chairman 1909–1910
Party
Country Party
Date Elected
21 October 1914
Inaugural Speech
-Wansbrough, Charles Prangle, Inaugural Speech.pdf
Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1930
Electorate
Beverley
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA Beverley 21 October 1914–29 September 1917, 22 March 1924–12 April 1930
  • Contested Beverley 26 March 1930, 8 April 1933
Background/Membership
Active in Farmers' Co-operative Movement, director of Westralian Farmers Ltd
Member Beverley Agricultural Society and Farmers' and Settlers' Association
Director Mt Kokeby Farmers’ Grain Shed Association
References
Battye, JS. The Cyclopedia of Western Australia, vol 2, p. 637.
D Black and G Bolton, eds, Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume two 1930-2010, Western Australian Parliamentary History Project, Perth, WA, 2011, p. 202.
Beverley Times, 19 May 1939.
Henn, PU. Genealogical notes on the main Western Australian pioneer families.
West Australian, 24 October 1914.
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