Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Thomas George Hart
Birth
Date 27 November 1904 Place Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Arrival in WA
Came to WA in 1929
Parents
Son of Thomas (George) Knotwell Hart, butcher/farmer, and Eliza (sometimes Elsie) Hurdess Marsh
Marriage and Family
Married 18 February 1928, Newtown Methodist Church, Geelong West, Victoria, to Vivien Bertha Bridgeman, (died 25 October 1983); daughter of Edward Bridgeman and Elizabeth Adeline Smart
Children: one son and four daughters
Death
Date 14 December 1972Place Albany, Western Australia
Cemetery Allambie Park Cemetery, Albany, Western AustraliaCause of Death
Religion
Methodist
Education
Educated Victoria
Occupation
Farmer
Employment History
Butcher in Geelong West, Victoria
Took up land to farm at Ongerup
House
MLA
Local Government Service
Gnowangerup Road Board 27 April 1946–April 1957
Party
Country Party
Date Elected
31 March 1962
Inaugural Speech
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Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1967
Electorate
Roe
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA Roe 31 March 1962–30 June 1967 (resigned)
Committees
  • Member Select Committee on the Fremantle Buffalo Club (Private) Bill 1964
Background/Membership
Victoria until 1929 when came to WA
President and secretary Ongerup Farmers’ Union, member Wheat Executive
Director and vice-chairman Cooperative Bulk Handling
Chairman of Directors Ongerup Cooperative
Delegate to Katanning zone council of Farmers Union
Government nominee Barley Marketing Board
Served in local Volunteer Defence Corps during World War II

Lived in Ongerup until ill health forced his retirement in late 1960s
References
Black, David and Geoffrey Bolton. Biographical register of members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume two 1930-2010, p. 110.
West Australian, 2 April 1962.
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