Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Charles McDowall
Birth
Date Circa 1862 Place Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Arrival in WA
Came to WA 1896
Parents
Son of Charles and Bridget Devine
Marriage and Family
Married 17 September 1893, Government Statistical Office, Melbourne Victoria to Rebecca Harriet Chescoe (nee Avery) (born 1858, United Kingdom and died circa July 1933), daughter of George and Elizabeth Hutchings
Widowed 18 May 1892
Children: one son and three daughters
Death
Date 13 July 1916Place West Perth, Western Australia
Cemetery Karrakatta Cemetery, Western AustraliaCause of Death
Religion
Church of England
Education
Educated in New Zealand
Occupation
Auctioneer
Employment History
From 1884 estate agent in Melbourne
Auctioneer at Coolgardie
Transferred land and estate business to Perth
House
MLA
Local Government Service
Nunawading Shire Council 1891
Coolgardie Municipal Council 1901–1904
Mayor of Coolgardie 1904–1906
Party
Labor
Date Elected
11 September 1908
Inaugural Speech
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Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1916
Electorate
Coolgardie
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA Coolgardie September 1908–13 July 1916
  • Contested Mt Burges 24 April 1901, South Province 30 May 1904, Coolgardie 27 October 1905, 9 July 1906 (by-election)
Background/Membership
1866–1884 resided in New Zealand
1893–1896 on Committee of Australian Natives' Association (ANA), Victoria
1898 president WA branch ANA
Justice of the Peace 1914
Freemason
References
Black, David and Geoffrey Bolton. Biographical register of members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1870-1930,p. 128.
Battye, JS. The Cyclopedia of Western Australia, vol 1,p. 348.
West Australian, 14 September 1908, 14 July 1916.
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