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Members’ biographical register

Joshua Mills

Date: 13 January 1859
Place: Narra Tarra Station near Geraldton, Western Australia
Son of John, pastoralist, sheep farmer, and Caroline Greer
Marriage and Family
Married 9 May 1892, Central Wesleyan Church, Greenough to Hannah Maley (born 28 April 1865), daughter of John Stephen and Elizabeth Kniest Waldeck, sister of Charles Crowther Maley and Henry Kennedy Maley
Widowed 10 July 1905
Children: one son and one daughter
Date: 21 March 1943
Place: Government Hospital, Geraldton, Western Australia
Cemetery: Narra Tarra Cemetery, Western Australia
Church of England
Farmer and bank inspector
Employment History
Inspector of sheep, Champion Bay circa 1878–1888
By 1892 sheep farmer at Narra Tarra
1901 manager of Wurarga Station east of Mullewa
1903 lands inspector
November 1904 inspector for Agricultural Bank, Geraldton district, later administered Industries Assistance Act
After 1924 farmed in partnership with son at Waggrakine near Geraldton
Independent National 1918
Ministerial Country Party 1923–1924 then National
Date Elected
22 May 1918
Inaugural Speech
Inaugural Video
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Year Retired/Resigned
Parliamentary Service
  • MLC Central Province 22 May 1918–21 May 1924
  • Contested Central Province 10 May 1924, 8 May 1926
Black, David and Geoffrey Bolton. Biographical register of members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1870-1930, p. 139.
Erickson, Rica. The bicentennial dictionary of Western Australians pre 1829-1888, vol 3.
Government Gazette (1878–1888)
Henn, PU. Genealogical Notes.
Information from Mr JS Mills, Waggrakine.
West Australian, 16 May 1918.