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Members’ biographical register

Thomas James Moore

Date: 14 February (January) 1881(?)
Place: Knowsley near Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Arrival in WA
Came to WA 1904
Son of Thomas, contractor, and Mary Quinn
Marriage and Family
Married (1) 25 December 1922, Presentation chapel, Geraldton to Evelyne Mary Kelly (born circa 1893), daughter of John and Emily Earle
Children: one son and one daughter
Widowed (wife died in childbirth) 1 March 1925
Married (2) 27 August 1929, St Francis Xavier Cathedral, Geraldton to Gladys Berchmans Kelly (born 19 July 1907 and died 4 August 1980), sister of Evelyne Kelly
Children: two sons and five daughters
Date: 31 January 1961
Place: Repatriation General Hospital, Hollywood, Western Australia
Cemetery: Utakarra cemetery, Geraldton, Western Australia
Educated government schools in Victoria
Farmer, salesperson and timberworker
Employment History
Contractor and labourer at Dwellingup 1916
Enlisted Australian Imperial Force 10 October 1916
Served in France in 48th Battalion
Promoted Lance Corporal 26 August 1917, Corporal 27 October 1917

Wounded 5 April 1918 and discharged 6 November 1918
Axeman at Ballidu 1919–1920
From circa 1922 wheat farmer at Indarra, west of Mullewa
One time State organiser for Australian Labor Party (ALP)
Date Elected
28 April 1913
Inaugural Speech
Moore, Thomas James, Inaugural Speech.pdf
Inaugural Video
Search for speeches by Thomas Moore
Year Retired/Resigned
Parliamentary Service
  • MLA Forrest 28 April 1913 (by-election)–17 June 1913 (resigned)—not sworn in
  • MLC Central Province 22 May 1920–21 May 1926, 22 May 1932–21 May 1946
  • Contested Central Province 8 May 1926
Prominently identified with Timber Workers’ Union, Dwellingup, trustee by 1903, president Union 1912–1915
Active in Australian Natives' Association
Won Padbury Cup (cropping) 1940–1941 for 10 years period, also yearly award in 1935 and 1938
Black, David and Geoffrey Bolton. Biographical register of members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1870-1930.
Erickson, Rica. Dictionary of Western Australians 1829-1914, Vol 5, The Golden Years 1889-1914.
Geraldton Cemetery Burials & Cremation. Accessed 26 February 2015.
Geraldton Guardian, 11 February 1961, 18 February 1961.
Lorraine's Cemetery Records Pages. Accessed 26 February 2015.
West Australian, 19 May 1920.