Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
William Atkins
Birth
Date 17 January 1836 Place Bird Hill House, Tipperary, County Cork, Ireland
Arrival in WA
Came to WA in 1880
Parents
Son of Stephen Hastings and Mary Green
Marriage and Family
Married 7 February 1870, Emu Bay, Birnie, Tasmania to Emily Mary Munce (born 26 January 1846), daughter of James Henry and Emily Jane Rowe
Children: three sons and four daughters
Widowed 27 May 1919
Death
Date 26 November 1920Place West Perth, Western Australia
Cemetery Karrakatta Cemetery, Western AustraliaCause of Death
Religion
Church of England
Occupation
Businessperson and manager
Employment History
Station superintendent in 1870
Boat builder and potato grower
Employed in Victoria by John Robb, railway contractor
Until 1885 manager, Jarrahdale timber station
1887 contracting at Roebourne
1891 with RO Law founded business as railway and timber contractor, building the Perth–Pinjarra and Brunswick–Collie railways
1892 acting manager Jarrahdale Forests & Railway Limited
House
MLA
Party
Forrest
Date Elected
16 July 1902
Inaugural Speech
-Atkins, William, Inaugural Speech.pdf
Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1904
Electorate
Murray
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • Murray 16 July 1902 (by-election) – 28 June 1904
  • Contested Murray 28 June 1904 (Independent)
Background/Membership
Emigrated to Tasmania
1871 to Victoria
References
D Black and G Bolton, Biographical register of members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume two 1930-2010, Western Australian Parliamentary History Project, Perth, WA, 2011, p. 30
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