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Members’ biographical register


Hon John Reid Brown


Birth
Date: 30 December 1867
Place: Newtown, Scarsdale, Victoria, Australia
Arrival in WA
1896 arrived Western Australia
Parents
Son of John McGurk, miner and engine driver, and Agnes Reid
Marriage and Family
Married 13 November 1889, Richmond, Victoria (Methodist), to Olivia Jane Blakely (born circa 1866 and died 26 June 1926), daughter of Robert Jordon and Sarah Bell
Children: two sons and one daughter
Widowed 26 June 1926
Death
Date: 25 February 1930
Place: Subiaco, Western Australia
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery, WA
Religion
Presbyterian
Occupation
Farmer
House
MLC
Party
Labor
1920s secretary Eastern Goldfields District Council of ALP
Date Elected
22 May 1924
Inaugural Speech
Brown, John Reid, Inaugural Speech.pdf
Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Year Retired/Resigned
1930
Electorate
North-East
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLC North-East Province 22 May 1924–25 February 1930
Background/Membership
Department manager in store of EG Shenton & Co, Perth
Storekeeper and miner at Bulong, Eastern Goldfields, then at Kalgoorlie
Member Shop Assistants’ Union, Hotel and Restaurant Employees’ Union
Price adjuster for Firewood Getters’ Union
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, 2010, p. 39.
Kalgoorlie Miner, 26 February 1930.
West Australian, 12 May 1924, 26 February 1930.