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Members’ biographical register

John Henry Monger

Date: 25 January 1831
Place: Perth, Western Australia
Son of John Henry Monger and Mary, brother of Joseph Taylor
Marriage and Family
Married 21 July 1857, England to Henrietta Joaquina Manning, (died 13 October 1894), daughter of Charles Alexander and Joaquina Calero
Children: four sons, including
Frederick Charles Monger, businessperson and politician, and four daughters
Date: 23 February 1892
Place: Faversham, York, Western Australia
Cemetery: Perth Cemetery, Western Australia
Businessperson and farmer
Employment History
Built up business at York, later opened head office in Perth with brothers and elsewhere including goldfields
In shipping trade with George Shenton
Farmer and pastoralist with large extent of pastoral country east of York, also in South-West, Pilbara and Kimberleys
Date Elected
24 December 1890
Inaugural Speech
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Year Retired/Resigned
Parliamentary Service
  • MLC York 28 October 1870–23 June 1875 (resigned)
  • Nominated MLC 24 December 1890–23 February 1892
In England during early life
Visited England 1856–1857
Interested in sandalwood industry
Foundation vice-president Western Australian Cricket Association
Black, David and Geoffrey Bolton. Biographical register of members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1870-1930, p. 142.
Erickson, Rica. The bicentennial dictionary of Western Australians pre 1829-1888, vol 3.
Henn, PU. Genealogical Notes.
Kimberly WB. History of West Australia, p. 30.
Possum, 2 December 1887.
West Australian, 24 February 1892, 17 July 1937.
Further Information
R. P. Wright, 'Monger, John Henry (1831–1892)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, published first in hardcopy 1974, accessed online 23 December 2015.