Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Charles Henry Oldham
Birth
Date 20 November 1863 Place Barrow-in-Furness, Dalton, Lancaster County, England, United Kingdom
Arrival in WA
To WA 1892
Parents
Son of John, china and glass dealer/master builder, and Margaret Cunningham
Marriage and Family
Married 9 March 1885, Independent Chapel, Fleetwood, Lancashire, England to Ann Helena Cottam (born circa 1862), daughter of John
Children: at least two sons and two daughters
Death
Date UnknownPlace Unknown
Cemetery UnknownCause of Death
Religion
Not stated
Occupation
Carpenter and builder
Employment History
Began work as collier and carpenter (joiner) journeyman
1894 started building contracting business
House
MLA
Local Government Service
Perth City Council 1896–1899
Party
Labor
Date Elected
5 May 1897
Inaugural Speech
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Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1900
Electorate
North Perth
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA North Perth 5 May 1897–16 October 1900 (Seat declared vacant because absent for two months without leave of house)

Historical Notes
  • Regarded as first Labor MP in WA
Background/Membership
Sailed for Victoria 1889
With Trades and Labor Council, president 1893
Left WA circa 1901. May have moved to Moama in NSW
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. 155.
Pearce, George Foster. Carpenter to Cabinet , p. 36.
Kimberly WB.
History of West Australia, p. 226.
West Australian, 11 March 1897, p. 3.
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