Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Herbert John Yelland
Birth
Date 27 February 1878 Place Point Macleay, district of Wellington, South Australia
Parents
Son of John Henry, farmer, and Margaret Mann
Marriage and Family
Married 12 April 1905, Church of Christ, Perth to Rose Franklin (born circa 1881 and died 24 February 1966), daughter of Albert and Martha Chamberlain
Children: two sons and one daughter
Death
Date 22 May 1962Place Calingiri, Western Australia
Cemetery Karrakatta Cemetery, WACause of Death
Religion
Church of Christ
Education
Educated Roseworthy Agricultural College, South Australia
University of Western Australia 1928 completed B Sc (Agric)
Occupation
Farmer
Employment History
1899–1903 worked in South Australian and Western Australian Education Department
Schoolmaster at Midland 1901
Clerk in Lands Department 1904–1911
Then pioneer farmer in Bruce Rock area
From 1945 farming with son at Calingiri
House
MLC
Party
Country Party until 1923 then Ministerial Country Party and National until 1930
Country Party after 1932, Independent National in 1944
Date Elected
22 May 1924
Inaugural Speech
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Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1936
Electorate
East
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLC East Province 22 May 1924–21 May 1936
  • Contested East Province 11 August 1923 (by-election), 9 May 1936, Swan 29 April 1944 (by-election)
Background/Membership
Worshipful Master University Masonic Lodge
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. 212.
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board website. Accessed 29 April 2015. http://www2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch/details.php?id=KC00025423
Who's Who Australia (1935)
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