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Members’ biographical register

Mr Edward Houghton Angelo

Date: 29 July 1870
Place: Jhansi (now in Uttar Pradesh), India
Arrival in WA
Came to Western Australia in 1882 when his father was appointed inspecting field officer
Son of Captain Edward Fox, Soldier, and Mary Colquhoun
Marriage and Family
Married 22 February 1894, Scots Church, Fremantle, Frances Mary Peirl (born circa 1872), daughter of Edward John and Sarah Hughes
Children: three daughters
Widowed 24 May 1944
Date: 1 October 1948
Place: Mt Lawley, Western Australia
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia
Church of England
1880–1882 Hutchins School, Hobart, Tasmania
1882–1884 High School, Perth, Western Australia
Stock and station agent
Employment History
In 1884 joined Public Works Department
1887 Treasury clerk, Roebourne
1890 joined Union Bank, Roebourne
1892 transferred to Perth
1902–1907 first Manager Carnarvon branch
1907 founded stock and station agency, Carnarvon
Chairman of Directors Carnarvon Traders Limited and North West Plantations Limited
Local director Colonial Mutual Fire Insurance Company
Local Government Service
Gascoyne–Minilya Road Board Chairman and Mayor of Carnarvon 1910–1915
Liberal to 1917
Nationalist 1917–1920
Country Party 1920–1923
Ministerial Country Party 1923–1924
Nationalist 1924–1940
Date Elected
29 September 1917
Inaugural Speech
Angelo, Edward Houghton, Inaugural Speech.pdf
Inaugural Video
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Year Retired/Resigned
Gascoyne; North
Parliamentary Service
  • MLA Gascoyne 29 September 1917–8 April 1933
  • MLC North Province 22 May 1934–21 May 1940
  • Contested Gascoyne 8 April 1933
Three years President Carnarvon Chamber of Commerce
Successfully advocated establishment of banana-growing industry through irrigation on the Gascoyne
1903 Justice of Peace
Two years chairman Gascoyne Race Club
Carnarvon Government Lands Department Agent 1912–1934
Retirement spent in Mt Lawley
D Black and G Bolton, Biographical register of members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1890-1930 , Western Australian Parliamentary History Project, Perth, WA, 2001, p. 28.
Further Information
G. C. Bolton, 'Angelo, Edward Houghton (1870–1948)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, published first in hardcopy 1979, accessed online 14 December 2015.