Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Thomas Alexander Albert Herzfeld
Birth
Date 29 January 1936 Place Berlin, Germany
Arrival in WA
To WA 19 April 1948
Parents
Son of Hans Herzfeld, banker and accountant, and Edith Hildegard Scherer
Marriage and Family
Married 3 March 1962, St Cuthbert’s Church, Darlington to Alison Marjorie Gare, daughter of Edward Cyril Gare and Elsie Maude Thomas
Children: two sons and one daughter
Religion
Church of England
Education
Educated privately in Bangkok, Thailand and Guildford Grammar School, Western Australia
University of Western Australia—BE (Hons), MIE
Occupation
Engineer
Employment History
Worked with Public Works Department as civil engineer 1959–1966
Engineer in charge of constructing East Perth rail terminal with Mansell and Partners, then with Theiss Bros, Bell Bros and Lumeco until 1977
Assisted wife with independent primary school administration 1975–1977
Research officer for
Raymond James O’Connor and William Ralph Boucher Hassell 1983–1987
House
MLA
Local Government Service
Mundaring Shire Council 24 May 1975–June 1977
President from May 1976
Party
Liberal
General secretary Liberal Party in WA April 1987–January 1988, State Director January 1988–December 1989
Date Elected
19 February 1977
Inaugural Speech
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Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1983
Electorate
Mundaring
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA Mundaring 19 February 1977–19 February 1983
  • Contested Mundaring 19 February 1983 and 8 October 1983 (by-election) (new election ordered by Court of Disputed Returns)
Committees
  • Member Public Accounts Committee 1980–1983
Background/Membership
In retirement living in Darlington
Qualifications
BE (Hons), MIE
References
Black, David and Geoffrey Bolton. Biographical register of members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume two 1930-2010, p. 120.
Sunday Times, 3 May 1987.
West Australian, 21 February 1977, 1 November 1982.
Who's Who in Western Australia, (1977)
Further Information
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