Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Harry Albert (Craven) Griffiths
Birth
Date 30 September 1866 Place Deansgate, Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Arrival in WA
Arrived WA 1897
Parents
Son of Henry Craven Griffiths, (sometimes Craven-Griffiths), professor of music, and Eleanor Alice Cooke
Marriage and Family
Married (1) 21 June 1893, Parish Church, Muchwenlock, Shropshire, England to Anne Hester Bodenham (born c. 1872) daughter of James and Emma
Children: four sons
Widowed 15 July 1911
Married (2) 3 September 1918, Ross Memorial Church, West Perth to Mabel White (nee Sawkins) (born c. 1883 – died 24 May 1966), widow of William Edwin White, daughter of Frederick George and Ada Marigold
No children
Death
Date 23 March 1935Place West Perth, Western Australia
Cemetery Karrakatta Cemetery, Western AustraliaCause of Death
Religion
Church of England
Education
Educated private school in Shropshire, UK
Occupation
Farmer
Employment History
Grocer in Muchwenlock 1893
Working as caretaker 1903 in Kalgoorlie
Agency business on Kalgoorlie goldfields
1907 to Kellerberrin where farmed
House
MLA
Party
Country Party
Date Elected
21 October 1914
Inaugural Speech
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Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1935
Electorate
York
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA York 21 October 1914–12 March 1921; Avon 22 March 1924–23 March 1935
  • Nomination in 1921 misaddressed
  • Contested East Province 13 May 1922 (Independent Country Party)
Background/Membership
Leading part in foundation of Farmers’ and Settlers’ Association
President men’s executive WA State Symphony Orchestra

Recorded as Craven-Griffiths on Metropolitan Cemeteries Board website
References
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, 2010, p. 85.
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board website. Accessed 8 January 2015. http://www2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch/details.php?id=KB00129263
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board website. Accessed 8 January 2015. http://www2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch/details.php?id=KB00051934
West Australian, 25 March 1935.
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