Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
George Frederick McWilliams
Birth
Date Born circa 10 November 1865 Place Little River near Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Arrival in WA
Arrived WA in 1888
Parents
Son of Wilson, gentleman, and Anne Toohey
Marriage and Family
Unmarried
Death
Date 12 February 1907Place Perth, Western Australia
Cemetery Karrakatta Cemetery, Western AustraliaCause of Death
Religion
Church of England
Education
Educated English private schools and Melbourne University
Occupation
Doctor
Employment History
Practised in York in 1888 then to Wyndham
Pearling in north-west for a time
Also worked as a stockman
Practised as a doctor in Perth
Outpatient physician at Perth Hospital
Surgeon captain WA Volunteer forces in Boer War while Member of Parliament
Major then Lieutenant-Colonel 1st (Mounted Infantry) Contingent
House
MLA
Party
Oppositionist
Supported Leake and James ministries
Date Elected
5 October 1901
Inaugural Speech
-No inaugural speech given
Inaugural Video
Speeches
Search for speeches by George McWilliams
Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1904
Electorate
North Perth
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA North Perth 5 October 1901 (by-election)–24 June 1904
Background/Membership
Introduced St John’s Ambulance Society WA and became president
Queen’s medal with clasps
1904 honorary medical officer and member Board of Management, Perth Hospital
Qualifications
MB 1888
References
Black, David and Geoffrey Bolton. Biographical register of members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1870-1930, p. 132.
Bolton, GC and P Joske. History of Royal Perth Hospital.
Erickson, Rica. The bicentennial dictionary of Western Australians pre 1829-1888, vol 3.
Morning Herald 13 February 1907.
Kimberly WB. History of West Australia, p. 96–97.
Who's Who Australia (1906)
Further Information
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