Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Hector Joseph Stewart
Birth
Date 29 July 1875 Place Prahran, Victoria, Australia
Arrival in WA
1899
Parents
Son of Andrew, compositor, printer and publisher, and Josephine Stuart Little
Marriage and Family
Married (1) 15 October 1900, St Albans Church, Elsternwick, Melbourne, Victoria to Maggie Russell Robertson, (born circa February 1874), daughter of William and Mary Hamilton
Children: four sons and two daughters
Widowed 23 April 1927
Married (2) 9 July 1929, St Albans Church, Highgate to Evelyn Ivy Piesse (nee Riley), (born circa 1889 and died 21 October 1977), widow of Charles Oxley Piesse, daughter of John Henry and Sarah Isabel Suding
No children
Death
Date 9 August 1931Place St John of God Hospital, Subiaco, Western Australia
Cemetery Wagin Cemetery, WACause of Death
Religion
Church of England
Education
Windsor primary school Victoria, Ballarat School of Mines, Wesley College, Melbourne, and Queen's College, University of Melbourne, Victoria
Master of Civil Engineering (MCE) (Melbourne)
FSCE (London) postgraduate student (1901) of economic geology at Glasgow University
Occupation
Engineer and farmer
Employment History
In charge of smelting, engineering and mining operations in South Africa (circa 1894), Victoria, Tasmania and New South Wales by 1897
After visit 1898 came to WA 1899
Owned woolgrowing property Solai, Wagin
Merino stud from 1924
House
MLC
Party
Country Party
Date Elected
19 May 1917
Inaugural Speech
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Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1931
Electorate
South-East
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLC South-East Province 19 May 1917 (by-election)–9 August 1931
Background/Membership
Church of England and Congregational
Chairman of directors Primary Newspaper Company
President Wagin Agricultural Society
President Wagin branch of Farmers’ and Settlers’ Association, represented Primary Producers’ Association 1930 at Empire Woolgrowing Conference, Melbourne
Active in establishing Wagin Farmers Co-operative Company
Qualifications
MCE; FSCE
References
Black, David, Biographical register of members of the Parliament of Western Australia, Volume One. 1890 -1930 revised edition, p. 187
Dictionary of Western Australians 1829–1914, Vol. 5, The Golden Years 1889–1914, Nedlands: University of Western Australia Press, 1986.
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board website. Accessed 15 April 2015. http://www2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch/details.php?id=KC00055739
West Australian, 10 August 1931.
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