Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Francis Connor
Birth
Date 1857 Place Newry, Armagh, Ireland
Arrival in WA
1885 left Ireland for Australia
Parents
Son of Francis, hotel keeper, and Mary A McCann
Marriage and Family
Married 22 January 1891, St Francis Church, Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales to Hannah Alicia (Lee) Hoins (born circa 1872 and died circa July 1929), daughter of William Patrick and Catherine McGee
Children: four sons and three daughters
Death
Date 24 August 1916Place Benger, Western Australia
Cemetery Bunbury Cemetery, WACause of Death
Religion
Catholic
Education
St Coleman’s College, Ireland
Occupation
Businessperson and storekeeper
Employment History
1885 in Wyndham with Denis Joseph Doherty opened firm of Connor & Doherty, storekeepers and packers for Kimberley goldfield
Posts and telegraph officer 1887
1894 firm began trade in shipping live cattle from Wyndham to Fremantle, and took up Newry and Auvergne stations, Northern Territory
1897 amalgamated with Durack Bros to form Connor, Doherty & Durack
1910–1911 firm entered Philippines trade from January to May 1911
Connor undertook successful mission to Manila protesting against closure of Philippines to Australian livestock
House
MLA
MLC
Party
Independent
Generally supported Forrest Party
1904–1905 one of four independents supporting Labor
Date Elected
13 April 1893
Inaugural Speech
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Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1916
Electorate
East Kimberley
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA East Kimberley 20 April 1893 (by-election)–28 June 1904
  • MLA Kimberley 28 June 1904–October 1905
  • Contested Kimberley 13 November 1905
  • MLC North Province 4 June 1906–24 August 1916
References
Battye I, p. 325–326.
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, 2001, p. 52.
G.C. Bolton, History of the Kimberley Pastoral Industry,USWA 1954
DWA 5
Twentieth Century Impressions, 29.
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