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Henry Augustus Ellis


Birth
Date: 24 July 1861
Place: Omagh, County Tyrone, Ireland
Arrival in WA
1894
Parents
Col Francis and Louisa McMahon
Marriage and Family
Married 21 February 1889, All Saints Church, Woollahra, New South Wales to Fannie Margaret Speer (born circa 1861), daughter of William (James?), colliery owner, and Anne
No children
Widowed 22 October 1899
Married 4 April 1914, St John’s Church, Kalgoorlie to Kassie Gordon Wylie (born circa 1878), daughter of David Stewart and Mary Ann Jones
Children: two sons and one daughter
Death
Date: 3 October 1939
Place: Crowborough, Sussex, England
Religion
Church of England
Education
St Columba’s College, Tyrone, privately at Stratford-Upon-Avon, England and Trinity College, Dublin
1884 Bachelor of Medicine
1885 Bachelor of Surgery
Occupation
Doctor
Employment History
Practised at Double Bay, honorary surgeon Sydnew Hospital 1891–1892
From 1897 Health Officer and Superintendent Government Sanatorium, Coolgardie goldfield
After 1905 resumed practice in Coolgardie
Represented Western Australia at International Congress on Medical Electrology and during World War I
Tuberculosis Officer at Middlesborough Hospital
Commandant Red Cross Society
From 1919 assistant physician Margaret Street Hospital for Diseases of the Chest, London; then private practice in Harley Street, specialist in tuberculosis
House
MLA
Local Government Service
Coolgardie Municipal Council 1911–1912
Party
Labor
Independent from August 1905
Date Elected
28 June 1904
Inaugural Speech
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Year Retired/Resigned
1905
Electorate
Coolgardie
Parliamentary Service
State

Electorates
  • MLA Coolgardie 28 June 1904–27 October 1905
  • Contested Coolgardie 27 October 1905 (Independent Labor), 3 October 1911 (Independent)
Commonwealth
  • Contested Senate 29/30 March 1901
Background/Membership
To New South Wales 1885
To Perth 1894
Prominent federalist on Eastern Goldfields, on committee Eastern Goldfields Separation Movement
Returned to Britain after second marriage
Amateur inventor and photographer, accomplished draughtsman
Published:
  • How Shall I be Saved from Consumption (1923)
  • Reaction in Relation to Disease (1924)
  • An Explanation of Hydrogen Concentration (1925)
Qualifications
1884 Bachelor of Medicine; 1885 Bachelor of Surgery
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. 71.
Further Information
G. C. Bolton, 'Ellis, Henry Augustus (1861–1939)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/ellis-henry-augustus-6108/text10467, published first in hardcopy 1981, accessed online 17 December 2015.