Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
John Joseph Rhatigan
Birth
Date 19 June 1907 Place Turkey Creek, Western Australia
Parents
Michael Rhatigan, linesman and stockman, and Kate Mary Mulooly
Marriage and Family
Married 3 October 1936, St Mary’s Cathedral, Perth to Eileen Veronica McDonough (circa 1906–16 October 1977), daughter of Edward McDonough and Anne Bowler
Children: three sons and one daughter
Death
Date 9 November 1970Place St John of God Hospital, Subiaco, Western Australia
Cemetery Karrakatta Lawn Cemetery, Western AustraliaCause of Death
Religion
Catholic
Education
Christian Brothers College, Perth for two and a half years
Occupation
Stockman, linesman, manager and public servant
Employment History
Worked mainly in Kimberley area during 1930s and early 1940s as a stockman, also as a linesman between Wyndham and Turkey Creek plus seasonal work at Wyndham Meatworks
Drover in 1940s and cattle station manager at Turkey Creek, Carnarvon and Broome (1946)
Joined staff of Department of Native Affairs 1946, Native Welfare district officer for East Kimberley based at Broome 1 January 1949–1953
House
MLA
Party
Labor
Date Elected
16 May 1953
Inaugural Speech
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Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1968
Electorate
Kimberley
Parliamentary Service
MLA Kimberley 16 May 1953–23 March 1968
Contested Kimberley 23 March 1968
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. 222.
Daily News, 26 March 1962.
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board website. Accessed 9 March 2015. http://www2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch/details.php?id=KB00156460
Who's Who in Australia, Colorgravure Publications, Melbourne, Australia, 1965.
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