Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Charles Crowther Maley
Birth
Date 28 August 1876 Place Greenough, Western Australia
Parents
Son of John Stephen, farmer, and Elizabeth Kniest Waldeck
Brother of Henry Kennedy Maley, farmer and politician
Marriage and Family
Married 19 January 1909, St Lawrence Church (Roman Catholic ), Lawlers to Sarah Teresa McKeefrey (nee O’Toole) (born circa 1873 and died circa August 1952), widow of James McKeefrey, daughter of Patrick and Mary McDonough
No children but may have had one child by his de facto wife
Death
Date 15 October 1929Place West Perth, Western Australia
Cemetery Karrakatta Cemetery, Western AustraliaCause of Death
Religion
Methodist
Education
Educated Briggs’ School, Fremantle
Occupation
Farmer
Employment History
Farmed on father’s property at Greenough
Spent several years on eastern goldfields as manager of Lawlers Brewery and hotel owner
Took up land (Barakelia Estate) at Three Springs, circa 1896 in partnership with brothers, whom he bought out in 1903
Justice of the Peace 1912
Owner Greenough–Dongara flour mills
Partner Geraldton Brewery
By 1929 had 53,000 acres and up to 10,000 sheep
House
MLA
Local Government Service
Lawlers Road Board until 1907
Upper Irwin Road Board from 21 March 1907
Party
Country Party to 1923, Nationalist until 1929 then Country Party
Date Elected
12 March 1921
Inaugural Speech
-Maley, Charles Crowther, Inaugural Speech.pdf
Inaugural Video
Speeches
Search for speeches by Charles Maley
Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1929
Electorate
Irwin
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA Irwin 12 March 1921–15 October 1929
Background/Membership
Member Victoria District Agricultural Society, Royal Agricultural Society and Farmers' and Settlers' Association
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, 2001, p. 133.
Further Information
Battye, JS. The Cyclopedia of Western Australia, vol 2, p. 960.
Erickson, Rica. The bicentennial dictionary of Western Australians, pre-1829-1888, Volume III.
West Australian, 28 March 1924, 16 October 1929.
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