Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Sydney Thomas Joseph Thompson
Birth
Date 21 February 1906 Place Wagin, Western Australia
Parents
Son of James William Thompson, farmer, and Annie Agnes Carpenter
Marriage and Family
Married 25 February 1931, Methodist Church, Wagin to Violet Mary Gell, daughter of Alfred Ernest Gell and Emily Poole Keen
Children: one son and two daughters
Widowed 15 September 1981
Death
Date 1 August 1994Place Narrogin Nursing Home, Narrogin, Western Australia
Cemetery Wagin Cemetery, WACause of Death
Religion
Uniting Church
Education
Wagin. Left school 1921
Occupation
Farmer
Employment History
Worked on parents’ farm at Wagin until 1928
Farmed in own right 1928–1961 when farm handed over to son
House
MLC
Local Government Service
Wagin Road Board 21 April 1951–April 1961
Party
Country Party
Date Elected
22 May 1960
Inaugural Speech
-Thompson, Sydney Thomas Joseph, Inaugural Speech.pdf
Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1974
Electorate
South
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLC South* Province 22 May 1960–21 May 1965; Lower Central Province 22 May 1965 (appointed to new province) –21 May 1974

Committees
  • Member Library Committee 1968–1974
  • Member Standing Orders Committee 1962–1963
  • Member Joint House Committee 1963–1974

Royal Commissions
  • Member Honorary Royal Commission inquiring into the Fisheries Act with Application to Crayfishing in Particular 1963–1964
Background/Membership
President Farmers’ Union
Long term member and president Wagin Agricultural Society
Life member, president and captain Wagin Bowling Club, one time singles bowling champion of Great Southern Bowling Association
Member Wagin Club
Member Masonic Lodge
References
D Black and G Bolton, eds, Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume two 1930-2010, Western Australian Parliamentary History Project, Perth, WA, 2011, p. 254.
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