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Members’ biographical register


Michael O'Connor


Birth
Date: 11 November 1865
Place: Newcastle (Toodyay), Western Australia
Parents
Son of Daniel Connor, merchant and property owner, and Catherine Conway
Marriage and Family
Married 9 July 1896, Roman Catholic Church, Perth to Beatrice Margaret Mary Forbes (born circa June 1871), daughter of Lieutenant Colonel Charles D’Oyly and Mary Louise Slade
Children: one son
Widowed 3 December 1905
Death
Date: 6 July 1940
Place: Subiaco, Western Australia
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia
Religion
Catholic
Education
Educated privately in WA
Clongowes Wood College of Jesuits, Kildare County, Ireland and Trinity College, Dublin
1889 BA, MB, Ch B
Occupation
Doctor
Employment History
In practice in Perth 1891
Health officer in metropolitan district from 1893 including during smallpox epidemic
Also 1896 senior physician Perth Public Hospital and physician and superintendent Victoria Hospital, Subiaco
From 1907 consulting physician to Perth Hospital
House
MLA
Party
Ministerialist
Date Elected
24 April 1901
Inaugural Speech
Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Year Retired/Resigned
1904
Electorate
Moore
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA Moore 24 April 1901 – 26 June 1904
  • Contested East Province 11 July 1899 (by-election)
Background/Membership
Father’s surname: Connor
Returned to WA 1890, member Hospital Board
Chairman of directors Emu Brewery and Stanley Brewing Company
In younger days prominent cricket and polo player, captain Perth Polo Club
Qualifications
1889 BA, MB, Ch B
References
The bicentennial dictionary of Western Australians pre 1829-1888, vol 3.
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. 154.
Kimberly WB. History of West Australia, p. 176.
Twentieth century impressions of Western Australia, p. 34.
West Australian, 7 July 1940.
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