Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
James Hegney
Birth
Date 27 September 1891 Place North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Parents
Son of James Hegney, farmer, publican then blacksmith and striker with Western Australian Government Railways, and Ellen Murray
Brother of William Hegney, union secretary and politician
Marriage and Family
Married 25 September 1931, St Mary’s Cathedral, Perth to Eva Williams (born circa 1898), daughter of Henry David Williams and Emma Taylor
Children: one son and one daughter
Widowed 18 February 1967
Death
Date 5 May 1970Place St John of God Hospital, Wembley, Western Australia
Cemetery Karrakatta Cemetery, Western AustraliaCause of Death
Religion
Catholic
Education
Educated Catholic schools, East Guildford and Midland
Occupation
Boilermaker
Employment History
Boilermaker at Midland Junction Workshops
House
MLA
Party
Labor
President Midland Junction District Council
Delegate State Executive and Metropolitan Council
Date Elected
12 April 1930
Inaugural Speech
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Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1968
Electorate
Middle Swan
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA Middle Swan 12 April 1930–15 March 1947, 25 March 1950–31 March 1962 (electorate abolished in redistribution); Belmont 31 March 1962–23 March 1968
  • Contested Middle Swan 15 March 1947

Office
  • Speaker 2 August 1956–29 June 1959

Committees
  • Deputy Chairman of Committees 1933–1947
  • Chairman of Committees 11 August 1953–31 January 1956
  • Member Standing Orders Committee 1959–1965
  • Member Select Committee on the Rural Relief Fund Act Amendment Bill 1937
  • Member Select Committee on the Ways and Means of Obtaining Adequate Meat Supplies in the Metropolitan Area 1944
Background/Membership
Member Boilermakers’ Union
References
D Black and G Bolton, eds, Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume two 1930-2010, Western Australian Parliamentary History Project, Perth, WA, 2011, p. 116.
Speakers Presidents
West Australian 14 April 1930, 3 August 1956, 6 May 1970.
Further Information
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