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Adam Jameson


Birth
Date: 5 May 1860
Place: Manse, Pathhead, Dysart, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom
Arrival in WA
Arrived in WA 1884
Parents
Son of Reverend Charles Adam, Church of Scotland minister, and Grace Chalmers
Marriage and Family
Married 23 November 1889, St George’s Cathedral, Perth to Ethel Mary Hensman, daughter of Alfred Peach and Emily Rowden
Children: one daughter
Widowed 1897, Rome
Death
Date: 12 March 1907
Place: Alkmaar (Delagoa Bay), Mozambique, Africa,
Cemetery: Unknown
Cause of Death: Railway accident
Religion
Presbyterian
Education
Educated Craigmont School, Edinburgh and Edinburgh University, MD 1883
Occupation
Doctor
Employment History
Resident medical officer Chalmers Hospital England, where practised in partnership with Dr Harvey until 1892
Had interests in gold in Kimberley and Yilgarn fields
Practised medicine in Rome 1893–1897
1899–1900 chairman Prisons Commission
1903–1906 Commissioner for Crown Lands in Transvaal
House
MLC
Local Government Service
Buckland Hill Road Board 1899–1901
Party
Opposed Forrest Party
Date Elected
29 August 1900
Inaugural Speech
Jameson, Adam, Inaugural Speech.pdf
Inaugural Video
Speeches
Search for speeches by Adam Jameson
Year Retired/Resigned
1903
Electorate
Metropolitan-Suburban
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLC Metropolitan–Suburban Province 29 August 1900–23 January 1903 (resigned)
  • Contested North Fremantle 11 December 1890

Office
  • Minister without portfolio 28 June–21 November 1901
  • Minister for Lands 24 December 1901–23 January 1903
Background/Membership
Moved to Europe for health reasons
Returned to WA after wife’s death
Qualifications
MD 1883
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. 107.
Morning Herald, 15 March 1907.
Twentieth Century Impressions of Western Australia, PWH Thiel, Perth, 1901, p. 25.
Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australians pre 1829-1888, compiled by Rica Erickson, Nedlands: University of Western Australia press, 1987.
Dictionary of Western Australians II.
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