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Members’ biographical register


Mr George William Barnard


Birth
Date: 17 July 1873
Place: Busselton, Western Australia
Parents
Son of George William storekeeper and hotelier, and Martha Minion, and uncle of WS Bovell
Marriage and Family
Married 19 September 1900, St Mary’s Church, Busselton, Eliza Jane Bovell (born 1867 and died circa October 1957), daughter of Joseph (police constable) and Elizabeth Jane Burnside
Children: two sons and four daughters
Death
Date: 21 September 1941
Place: Busselton, Western Australia
Cemetery: Busselton Cemetery, Western Australia
Religion
Church of England
Education
Educated locally
Occupation
Storekeeper
Employment History
With father in firm of George Barnard and sons, storekeepers
Owner of Commercial (formerly Freemasons) Hotel and other properties
House
MLA
Local Government Service
Busselton Municipal Council over 20 years
Elected November 1903
Mayor 1907–1909, 1915–1917
Councillor 1918–1921
Elected for final term November 1935
Party
Nationalist
Date Elected
22 March 1924
Inaugural Speech
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Speeches
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Year Retired/Resigned
1933
Electorate
Sussex
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA Sussex 22 March 1924–8 April 1933
  • Contested Sussex 12 March 1921, 8 April 1933
Background/Membership
Member Fire Brigade 15 years
Southern Districts Agricultural Society
1910 Justice of the Peace
People’s Warden St Mary’s Anglican Church
Committee of Management Busselton Hospital
Secretary Vasse Race Club
Freemason
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. 31.
BDWA, III.
South-West News, 28 March 1924, 8 April 1932, 26 September 1941.
West Australian, 28 March 1924, 23 September 1941.