Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Henry James Brown
Birth
Date 25 December 1865 Place Bellering, Swan Hill, Victoria, Australia
Arrival in WA
Arrived in Western Australia 1893
Took up farming at ‘Rocklyn’ farm in Pingelly district
Parents
Henry Brown, ferryman and farmer, and Margaret Fanning
Marriage and Family
Married 10 February 1897, Mourambine (Pingelly district) to Sarah Elizabeth Snow (born 7 November 1873 and died circa October 1962), daughter of Alfred and Mary Ann Walton
Children: one son and eight daughters
Death
Date 11 February 1933Place Pingelly, Western Australia
Cemetery Mourambine Cemetery, WACause of Death
Religion
Church of England
Occupation
Farmer
Employment History
For a time inspector and land valuer for Agriculture Bank
Circa 1921 ceased farming and bought interest in firm of Tregarthen & Hughes
House
MLA
Local Government Service
Pingelly Road Board, member 1904–1916, chairman 1904–1907
Party
Country Party (CP)
Date Elected
22 March 1924
Inaugural Speech
-Brown, Henry James, Inaugural Speech.pdf
Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1933
Electorate
Pingelly
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA Pingelly 22 March 1924–11 February 1933
Background/Membership
Member of Primary Producers' Association
Freemason, founder member Pingelly Lodge
President Pingelly Agriculture Society
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.
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