Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
William James (Frederick) Gaffy
Birth
Date 8 June 1898 Place Glen Osmond, South Australia
Arrival in WA
To Western Australia when three years old
Parents
John (Peter) Gaffy, farmer, and Margaret Mary Flanagan
Marriage and Family
Married 7 August 1943, St Matthew’s Church, Geraldton (Church of England) to Ella Mavis Lance, daughter of Josiah Wasley Paul and Ella Kingsbury
No children
Death
Date 8 August 1970Place Riverton, Western Australia
Cemetery Fremantle Cemetery, Western AustraliaCause of Death
Religion
Catholic
Education
Possibly attended school at York
Occupation
Fitter and turner
Employment History
Worked for many years as fitter and turner at Wigmores Limited
Employed in munitions factory at Welshpool during World War II
After leaving Parliament, clerk with Water Supply Department 11 May 1959–1962, with State Housing 1962–1969
House
MLA
Party
Labor
Foundation member and secretary Riverton branch Australian Labor Party
Date Elected
7 April 1956
Inaugural Speech
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Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1959
Electorate
Canning
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA Canning 7 April 1956–21 March 1959

Committees
  • Member Select Committee on Five Day Working Week for Banks 1956
Background/Membership
Foundation member, trustee, secretary North Riverton Progress Association
Member East Fremantle Football Club and Western Australian Cricket Association
References
D Black and G Bolton, eds, Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume two 1930-2010, Western Australian Parliamentary History Project, Perth, WA, 2011, p. 93.
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