Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
William Beattie Gordon
Birth
Date 20 October 1862 Place Gawler, South Australia
Arrival in WA
1890
Parents
Son of James Gawler, Presbyterian Minister, and Margaret Leonard
Marriage and Family
Married 21 October 1896, St Albans Church Perth (Reformed Church) to Harriet Ann Scott (born circa 1874 and died circa June 1968), daughter of Edward Lee and Eliza Sarah Hodges
Children: four sons and four daughters
Son Jim Gordon won Victoria Cross in World War II
Death
Date 12 August 1943Place Glendalough, Leederville, Western Australia
Cemetery Karrakatta Cemetery, Western AustraliaCause of Death
Religion
Presbyterian
Occupation
Farmer, stock and station agent
Employment History
With Bank of Adelaide three years
Jackaroo in south-east South Australia two years
Farmer with wheat and wool agency Bordertown
Horse and cattle salesman, auctioneer, Perth
Stock and station agent in Gingin 1910–1911
Farmer and grazier at Namban 1912–1917, Gingin 1917-1943
House
MLA
Local Government Service
Canning Road Board, member and chairman 1899–1901
Party
Forrest Party
Liberal
Date Elected
24 April 1901
Inaugural Speech
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Inaugural Video
Speeches
Search for speeches by William Gordon
Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1911
Electorate
South Perth
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA South Perth, 24 April 1901–28 June 1904; Canning 28 June 1904–3 October 1911
  • Contested Canning 3 October 1911, Metropolitan–Suburban Province 11 May 1918

Office
  • Government Whip 1904–1911
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. 82.
Morning Herald, 29 June 1904.
Kalgoorlie Miner, 30 October 1905.
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board website. Accessed 7 January 2015. http://www2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch/details.php?id=KB00072612
Twentieth Century Impressions of Western Australia, PWH Thiel, Perth, 1901, p. 30.
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