Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Ernest Charles Bavage Locke
Birth
Date 9 September 1856 Place Busselton, Western Australia
Parents
Son of John Bavage and Mary Layman and cousin of Charles Henry Layman
Marriage and Family
Unmarried
Death
Date 5 February 1937Place Old Men’s Home, Dalkeith, Western Australia
Cemetery Karrakatta Cemetery, Western AustraliaCause of Death
Religion
Church of England
Occupation
Farmer
Employment History
Farmer at Wonnerup until 1914
1921–1928 conducted agency business at Busselton
House
MLA
Party
Forrest Party
Date Elected
3 May 1897
Inaugural Speech
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Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1901
Electorate
Sussex
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA Sussex 3 May 1897–24 April 1901
  • Contested Sussex 24 April 1901, 28 June 1904
Background/Membership
Since boyhood engaged in pastoral pursuits in Vasse district
Sportsman, horse racer and breeder, with brother owner of winner of first Coolgardie Cup, 1893 Railway Stakes, 1899 Kalgoorlie Cup (after triple deadheat) and Moonee Valley Cup (with Isonomy)
Member local agricultural society
Foundation member Tattersalls Club
After retirement lived in Busselton until 1932
Freemason
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. 123.
Erickson, Rica. The bicentennial dictionary of Western Australians pre 1829-1888, vol 3
Kimberly WB. History of West Australia, p.155.
South-Western News, 19 February 1937.
The Western Australia post office directory, 1910–1928.
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