Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia

Member Name
Titus (Peter) Lander
Date 5 April 1861 Place Harrow-on-the-Hill, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
Arrival in WA
To WA October 1892
Son of James Brooke, journeyman stonemason, and Margaret Moran
Marriage and Family
Married 3 May 1887, Congregational Parsonage, Newcastle, NSW to Lucinda Jane Beattie (born circa 1859), daughter of Joseph and Jane Montgomery
Widowed 14 May 1937
Children: two sons and two daughters
Date 8 January 1948Place St Margaret Hospital, Maylands, Western Australia
Cemetery Karrakatta Cemetery, Western AustraliaCause of Death
Church of England
Employment History
Spent several years working in South Australia, Victoria and NSW as a monumental mason
Inspector with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 1894–1911
Studied in free time and became associate of Sanitary Institute and certified Sanitary Inspector
Honorary inspector of meat and milk for Perth Central Board of Health
After Parliament became farmer at Bruce Rock and veterinary practitioner in Merredin area
Local Government Service
Perth City Council 1909–1911
Date Elected
3 October 1911
Inaugural Speech
Inaugural Video
Search for speeches by Titus Lander
Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
East Perth
Parliamentary Service
  • MLA East Perth 3 October 1911–21 October 1914
  • Contested East Perth 21 October 1914
To South Australia on Dundee 1883
To WA October 1892, arrived at Albany then moved Perth
1908 name removed from list of honorary inspectors after agitating about health standards
Retired to Merredin by 1936
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. 117.
Battye, JS. The Cyclopedia of Western Australia : an historical and commercial review: descriptive and biographical facts, figures and illustrations: an epitome of progress p. 346.
West Australian, 5 October 1911.
Family information (daughter, Mrs Thielemann)
Further Information
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