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Members’ biographical register

Peter Henry Wells Sr

Date: 22 October 1937
Place: St Arnaud, Victoria, Australia
Son of Harry Stevens Wells, railway employee, and Alice Rebecca Eileen Blackman Lingwood
Marriage and Family
Married 4 February 1961, Kellerberrin to Dorothy Eva Clarke, daughter of Hector Clarke and Dorothy May Jeakes
Children: one son and two daughters
Date: 25 December 2005
Place: Balga, Western Australia
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery, WA
Salvation Army
Educated Victoria and at School of Mines, Kalgoorlie, WA
Drafter, lecturer and research officer
Employment History
Minister of religion and welfare worker with Salvation Army 1955–1960
Exploration draftsman/sampler with Central Norseman Gold Mines NL 1960–1970
Part-time interviewer with Morgan Gallup Polls, Norseman
Lecturer in cartography (part-time), School of Mines, Norseman (1969) and Kalgoorlie (1970–1971)
Chief draftsman Exploration Division, International Nickel Australia Ltd (Australian Exploration Division of Inco of Canada) 1970–1980
From 1986 Research officer with
Gordon Masters MLC and then (1989–1990) George Cash MLC
Director Computer Technology Liberal Party (WA branch) 1989–1994
State Director Liberal Party 1995–2002
President Stirling Division 1976–1980
Date Elected
22 May 1980
Inaugural Speech
Inaugural Video
Search for speeches by Peter Wells
Year Retired/Resigned
North Metropolitan
Parliamentary Service
  • North Metropolitan Province 22 May 1980–21 May 1986
  • Contested North Metropolitan Province 8 February 1986
  • Shadow Minister for Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs and the Arts March 1983–13 March 1984
Foundation president Northern Coastal Rostrum Club, president Kalgoorlie
District chairman Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal
Foundation deputy chairman Balga Recreation Committee
Member Norseman District Hospital and Medical Fund Board and Norseman District Hospital Board
Norseman P&C Association
D Black and G Bolton, eds. Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia, Vol. 2, 1930-2010, Western Australian Parliamentary History Project, Perth 2010, p. 275.
West Australian, 27 September 1982.
Western Australian Parliamentary Debates, 14 March 2006, p. 243–248.