Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Thomas Hamlet Harrison
Birth
Date 2 April 1864 Place Brailesford, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
Arrival in WA
Came to WA in 1890s
Parents
Son of William, farmer, and Sarah Armstrong
Marriage and Family
Married 28 March 1900, Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria to Annie Leonie Fisher (born circa March 1867 and died circa July 1959), daughter of Richard and Elizabeth Crisdee (nee Elliott)
Children: one son and one daughter
Death
Date 20 June 1944Place Kellerberrin, Western Australia
Cemetery Kellerberrin Cemetery, Western AustraliaCause of Death
Religion
Church of England
Education
Educated Hitchin High School
Occupation
Farmer
Employment History
Farming in England
At Coolgardie, took up land at Doodlakine
During recession years traveller for machinery firm, small property at Narrogin
Farmer in York 1901
Machinery commission agent in York by 1902
From 1908 wheat farming again in Doodlakine
House
MLA
Local Government Service
Kellerberrin Road Board 1911–1915, chairman for a time
Party
Country Party and Country Party Nationalist until 1923, Ministerial (Majority) Country Party 1923–1924
Date Elected
21 October 1914
Inaugural Speech
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Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1924
Electorate
Avon
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA Avon 21 October 1914–22 March 1924
  • Contested Avon 22 March 1924

Office
  • Leader of the Country Party July 1919–August 1922
Background/Membership
Went to Queensland in 1884–1885
In Victoria for five years and came to WA from Queensland 1890s
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, WA, 2010, p. 92.
Eastern Record, 23 June 1944.
Erickson, Rica. Dictionary of Western Australians 1829-1914, Vol 5, The Golden Years 1889-1914.
West Australian, 24 October 1914, 22 June 1944.
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