Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Aubrey Augustus Michael Coverley
Birth
Date 29 September 1895 Place Bridgetown, Western Australia
Parents
Son of William, bullock teamster, and Mary Ann Veale
Marriage and Family
Married 18 January 1921, St Mary’s Cathdral, Perth to Evelyn Alice Roberts (also known as Hyland) (born circa January 1896), daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Ponton
Children: four sons
Death
Date 19 March 1953Place Perth, Western Australia
Cemetery Karrakatta Cemetery, WACause of Death
Religion
Catholic
Education
Educated Bridgetown state school
One year at Convent of Mercy
Occupation
Clerk and labourer
Employment History
Junior clerk Bridgetown Post Office 1910–1914
Labourer 1915
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force at Bridgetown 13 February 1915, served in Egypt in 10th Light Horse Regiment, promoted Corporal from 24 March 1917
Wounded 20 April 1917, discharged 22 October 1917
Returned to Post Office, Bridgetown 1918
Broome Post Office 1919
Paymaster canteen Wyndham Meatworks 1920
Casual work Wyndham and Perth 1920–1921
Electrician’s labourer, Wyndham Meatworks 1921–1924
House
MLA
Party
Labor
With Australia Labor Party from 1910
Date Elected
5 April 1924
Inaugural Speech
-Coverley, Aubrey Augustus Michael, Inaugural Speech.pdf
Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1953
Electorate
Kimberley
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA Kimberley 5 April 1924–19 March 1953
  • Elected 1933, new election ordered, re-elected at by-election 29 July 1933

Office
  • Minister for the North West 29 March 1939–1 April 1947
  • Minister for Forests 9 December 1943–1 April 1947
Background/Membership
Secretary Postal Clerks Union, Broome, Wyndham branch Australian Workers' Union
Secretary Wyndham branch Returned Services League
Active Red Cross worker
Staged fund-raising boxing matches
Served on Wyndham Sports Committee
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. 54.
West Australian, 20 March 1953.
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