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Members’ biographical register

Julian Alexander Salmon Stuart

Date: 2 April 1866
Place: Eagleton, Williams River, New South Wales, Australia
Son of Donald, miner and farmer, and Amelia McPherson
Marriage and Family
Married 4 September 1895, General Registry Office, Brisbane, Queensland to Rhoda Florence Collings (born circa 1872, England), daughter of Joseph Silver, grocer and Mary Ann Dyke, sister of Joseph Silver, Senator for Queensland 1932–1950 and Commonwealth Minister of the Crown 1941–1946
Children: six sons
Date: 3 July 1929
Place: Claremont, Western Australia
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery, WA
Not stated
Employment History
Timber feller and shearer
Gold mining by 1895
Editor of
Westralian Worker 1903–1906, manager 1907–1908 but sacked for mishandling funds
After leaving Parliament resumed journalism in Kalgoorlie and Perth
Date Elected
13 November 1906
Inaugural Speech
Stuart, Julian Alexander Salmon, Inaugural Speech.pdf
Inaugural Video
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Year Retired/Resigned
Mount Leonora
Parliamentary Service
  • Mount Leonora 13 November 1906 (by-election)–11 September 1908
"Christened John, he was to change his name to Julian, thinking it more fitting for a poet"
Member of Queensland Amalgamated Workers' Association
Took active part in shearers’ strike and imprisoned in Queensland for participation 1891–1893
A founder of Australian Worker's Association and member of executive
To Western Australia circa 1899
Father of Donald Stuart (1913–1983) author
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. 189.
Further Information
Donald Grant, 'Stuart, John Alexander Salmon (1866–1929)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, published first in hardcopy 1990, accessed online 12 January 2016.
West Australian, 5 July 1929.
Western Mail, 17 November 1906.
Wise: Western Australian Directory, 1895–1947.