Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
John Veryard
Birth
Date 14 November 1851 Place Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom
Arrival in WA
Arrived WA with parents January 1853 on Travancore
Parents
Son of John Besley Charles, carpenter and baker, and Jane Callcott
Marriage and Family
Married 9 November 1875, Wesley Church, Perth to Selena Arnold (born 10 October 1852 and died 1 August 1944), daughter of William and Elizabeth Lanark Smart
Children: one son
Death
Date 5 January 1924Place West Perth, Western Australia
Cemetery Karrakatta Cemetery, WACause of Death
Religion
Methodist
Education
Educated Government School and Flemings School
Occupation
Baker
Employment History
Employed in printing office of Inquirer 1866–1869, then successively worked as cabinet maker (at time of marriage) and furnisher, builder and contractor, bootmaker, lumber, grain and produce merchant, and again builder and contractor
1886 took over bakery business from father
Retired 1901
House
MLA
Local Government Service
Perth City Council 1895–1901
Leederville Municipal Council 1896–1900, 1902–1903, Mayor 1904–1905
Party
Liberal until 1917 then National Party
Date Elected
27 December 1905
Inaugural Speech
-Veryard, John, Inaugural Speech.pdf
Inaugural Video
Speeches
Search for speeches by John Veryard
Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1921
Electorate
Balcatta
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA Balcatta 27 October 1905–11 September 1908; Leederville 21 October 1914–12 March 1921
  • Contested Balcatta 11 September 1908, Leederville 3 October 1911
Background/Membership
Prominent member of Good Templars, Rechabites, and Orange Lodge, first Grand Master of WA
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. 199.
Dictionary of Western Australians, 1829-1914. Volume 4. Part 2, L-Z. The challenging years, 1868-1888.
Twentieth Century Impressions, p. 398.
West Australian 29 October 1905, 8 January 1924.
Wilson, J. Graham Western Australia's Centenary, p. 175.
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