Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
John Boyland
Birth
Date 11 September 1874 Place Sandhurst, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Arrival in WA
1895
Parents
Son of John, miner, and Jane Fraser Duncan
Marriage and Family
Married 21 May 1906, Perth to Bertha Bridger, (born circa 1877 and died 24 November 1964), daughter of Edward and Anne Selves
Children: two sons and one daughter
Death
Date 14 December 1922Place Perth, Western Australia
Cemetery Karrakatta Cemetery, Western AustraliaCause of Death
Religion
Methodist
Education
Left school at early age
Occupation
Miner and union official
Employment History
Shearer in Queensland
Took part in 1894 strike
Underground miner at Menzies and from 1897 Kalgoorlie
Worked in South Africa, visited England briefly
1906 with father and brother mining at Kalgoorlie
House
MLA
Party
Labor to 1916, then Nationalist, Independent Nationalist 1921
Date Elected
12 March 1921
Inaugural Speech
-Boyland, John, Inaugural Speech.pdf
Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1922
Electorate
Kalgoorlie
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA Kalgoorlie 12 March 1921–14 December 1922
  • Contested Brownhill–Ivanhoe 27 September 1917
Background/Membership
1913 represented Federated Mining Employees’ Association at Australian Labor Federation Conference
1914 volunteered for Australian Imperial Force but rejected because of miner’s phthisis
Conscriptionist, executive member Boulder National Referenda League
1916 secretary Kalgoorlie and Boulder Federated Mining Union
1916–1917 federal president Mining Union and president delegate to the Labor Council
1917 president National Labor Party first formed on goldfields
August 1917 expelled as federal president
November 1917 resigned as secretary local union
Secretary Eastern Goldfields Mining and General Workers’ Union (Industrial Wing of National Labour Party (NLP)
1919–1920 at Wooroloo Sanitorium
Opened stall in Kalgoorlie Municipal Markets
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, 2010, p.35.
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