Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Everard McDonnell O'Brien
Birth
Date 9 April 1907 Place Nunngarra (near Sandstone), Western Australia
Parents
Son of Daniel Joseph O’Brien, cordial manufacturer and pastoralist, and Winifred Catherine McDonnell
Marriage and Family
Married (1) 25 November 1931, Sacred Heart Church, Highgate, Cecilia Hoffmann (born circa 1915), daughter of Robert and Cecilia Redpath
Children: four sons and one daughter
Widowed 27 April 1957
Married (2) 11 June 1958, Our Lady Help of Christians Church, East Victoria Park, Dulcie Nicola Shooter (died 15 January 1998), daughter of George Irvine Shooter and Laura Ethel Dale

Children: one son, Simon McDonnell O’Brien, customs officer and politician, and one daughter
Death
Date 17 August 1971Place Fremantle Hospital, Fremantle, Western Australia
Cemetery Karrakatta Cemetery, Western AustraliaCause of Death
Religion
Catholic
Education
Educated Mt Margaret
Occupation
Secretary
Employment History
Worked as a shearer, cordial manufacturer, farmer
1931 in Mt Margaret
Pastoralist at Bungar’s Station via Payne’s Find in late 1920s and early 1930s
Labourer in Perth during 1930s
Rail and tram conductor from circa 1938
Steward at Perth Club 1945
Prospector at Big Bell mid to late 1940s
Secretary Yalgoo Road Board circa 1950
After leaving Parliament temporary clerk, Mental Health Services, Claremont 11 May 1959–May 1971
House
MLA
Party
Labor
Date Elected
8 November 1952
Inaugural Speech
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Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1959
Electorate
Murchison
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA Murchison 8 November 1952 (by-election)–21 March 1959
  • Contested Central Province 12 April 1947 (by-election), Murchison 21 March 1959
References
D Black and G Bolton, eds, Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume two 1930-2010, Western Australian Parliamentary History Project, Perth, WA, 2011, p. 195.
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