Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Albert Ernest Thomas
Birth
Date 10 March, 1872 Place Camborne, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom
Arrival in WA
1896
Parents
Son of Joseph, mine manager, and Charlotte Augusta Dunstan
Marriage and Family
Married 13 December 1897, Wesley Church, Coolgardie to Mary Warrington (born circa 1874) daughter of Edmund and Annie Vivian Moyle
Number of children unknown
Death
Date After 1920. 25 May 1923?Place Cornwall, England?
Cemetery Centenary Methodist Chapel & Cemetery?, Cornwall, EnglandCause of Death
Religion
Not stated
Education
Truro and Sheffield, Camborne School of Mines; Medal of Mining Institution
Occupation
Miner and manager
Employment History
Between 1892 and 1896, mined in Cornwall (tin and copper), Wales (lead) and South Africa (from 1893)
To Western Australia 1896 for New Austral Company (Paris)
Attorney for several Norseman mines
General manager Hill End Mine, Norseman; Vale of Coolgardie Gold Mine (living Coolgardie 1897)
House
MLA
Party
Independent to 1905
Liberal in 1908
Date Elected
24 April 1901
Inaugural Speech
-Thomas, Albert Ernest, Inaugural Speech 1901.pdf
Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1908
Electorate
Dundas
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA Dundas 24 April 1901–27 October 1905
  • Contested Dundas 13 November 1905, 16 October 1908
Background/Membership
Member executive council Chamber of Mines of Western Australia
Returned to Cornwall, England circa 1910
Qualifications
Medal of Mining Institution
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. 193
Morning Herald 29 June 1904.
Twentieth Century Impressions of Western Australia. Anon. P.H.W. Thiel: Perth, 1901, p. 36.
West Australian, 29 June 1904.
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