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Frank Robert Welsh


Birth
Date: 12 April 1871
Place: Loganholme, Queensland, Australia
Arrival in WA
Arrived WA circa 1891
Parents
Son of William Charles Welsh, sugar manufacturer and auctioneer, and Jane Porter
Marriage and Family
Married 4 November 1903, Warralong Station, Marble Bar, Pilbara to Amy Gertrude Hancock, daughter of John Frederick Hancock and Mary Strange
Children: two sons and one daughter
Widowed 4 February 1939
Death
Date: 28 December 1959
Place: Kalamunda, Western Australia
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery, WA
Religion
Church of England
Occupation
Farmer
Employment History
Became pastoralist and managing partner, Warralong Station, Port Hedland
House
MLC
MLA
Party
Nationalist then Liberal from 1945
Date Elected
8 April 1933
Inaugural Speech
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Speeches
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Year Retired/Resigned
1954
Electorate
North
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA Pilbara 8 April 1933–18 March 1939
  • Contested Pilbara 18 March 1939
  • MLC North Province 22 May 1940–21 May 1954
Background/Membership
At time of election had lived in North West of WA for more than 40 years
At Coongan Station in 1903
References
D Black and G Bolton, eds. Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia, Vol. 2, 1930-2010, Western Australian Parliamentary History Project, Perth 2010 , p. 276.
West Australian, 30 December 1959.