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Members’ biographical register


John Russell Walter


Birth
Date: 23 June 1863
Place: Bishop’s Hall, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
Arrival in WA
To WA 1886–1887
Parents
Son of Octavius Gardiner and Prudence Ardagh
Marriage and Family
Married 2 July 1891, Parish Church, Bunbury, Emily Louisa Thomson (born 12 July 1870 and died 5 December 1955), daughter of James Guy and Emma Lucille Frances Roe
Children: two sons and six daughters
Death
Date: 27 June 1944
Place: Bridgetown, Western Australia
Religion
Church of England
Education
Educated locally and Oxford University
Two years at Guelph Agricultural College Canada
Occupation
Farmer
Employment History
Worked in Ontario in summer
Worked at Busselton farm of Joseph Cookworthy and with brother William Ardagh Gardiner at Nannup
1889 bought 400 acres at Bridgetown and selected 2,000 acres later - ‘The Peninsula’ - crops and orchard
Agency business in town 1905–1910
House
MLA
Local Government Service
Bridgetown Road Board Chairman
Party
Forrest Party
Date Elected
11 December 1903
Inaugural Speech
No inaugural speech given
Inaugural Video
Speeches
Search for speeches by John Walter
Year Retired/Resigned
1904
Electorate
Nelson
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA Nelson 11 December 1903 (by-election)–28 June 1904
  • Contested Nelson 27 October 1905
Background/Membership
Justice of the Peace, 1900
Secretary and president Agricultural Society
Chairman Health Board
References
Battye, JS. The Cyclopedia of Western Australia, vol 2, p. 461.
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. 201.
Bridgetown Advocate, 29 June 1944.
Dictionary of Western Australians, 1829-1914. Volume 4. Part 2, L-Z. The challenging years, 1868-1888.
Western Mail,13 May 1898.