Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Francis James Rowe
Birth
Date 22 September 1860 Place Richmond, Victoria, Australia
Arrival in WA
Arrived in Western Australia 1900
Parents
Son of Francis, mason, and Susan Ann Stephens
Marriage and Family
Married 24 May 1887, Hiawatha, East Melbourne, Victoria (Presbyterian) to Rose Kaveney (born circa 1864 and died 29 May 1934), daughter of Lawrence and Bridget Flin
No children
Widowed 29 May 1934
Death
Date 23 October 1939Place Fremantle Hospital, Western Australia
Cemetery Fremantle Cemetery, WACause of Death
Religion
Church of England
Occupation
Union secretary
Employment History
Working as a mason in 1887 and living in Richmond, Victoria
Arrived in Western Australia 1900
Worked as wharf labourer, Fremantle
1902–1927 secretary Wharf Labourers’ Union, Fremantle
1912 secretary and founder of Fremantle Citizens’ Ambulance, treasurer 1929
Trustee Fremantle Trades Hall 1920
After 1930 official of Fremantle Labour Bureau
House
MLA
Party
Labor
Member of the Australian Labor Party
Date Elected
26 March 1927
Inaugural Speech
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Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1930
Electorate
North-East Fremantle
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA North-East Fremantle 26 March 1927–12 April 1930
  • Contested North-East Fremantle 26 March 1930
Background/Membership
Member Fremantle Hospital Board for 16 years
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. 173.
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board website. Accessed 1 April 2015. http://www2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch/details.php?id=FB00011628
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