Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Arthur James Diamond
Birth
Date Circa 1844-1845 Place Londonderry, Ireland
Arrival in WA
Circa 1884–1885
Parents
Thomas Spencer, excise officer, and Margaret Elizabeth McWhinney
Marriage and Family
Married 15 February 1868, St Luke’s Chapel, Adelaide, South Australia to Ellen Louisa Goldeney (born circa 1848 and died circa October 1924), daughter of Frederick and Ellen Dinan
Children: three sons and one daughter
Death
Date 22 June 1906Place Fremantle, Western Australia
Cemetery Fremantle Cemetery, WACause of Death
Religion
Church of England
Occupation
Clerk, businessperson and manager
Employment History
Clerk
General merchant
Sharebroker
Commercial pursuits and importing
Founded customs and shipping agency
Manager Dixon and Company
Agent North Deutscher Lloyd Company
Branched into wholesale liquor trade
House
MLA
Party
Independent to 1904 then Liberal
President Fremantle Liberal Association
Date Elected
24 April 1901
Inaugural Speech
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Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1906
Electorate
South Fremantle
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA South Fremantle 24 April 1901–22 June 1906
  • Contested Fremantle 15 June 1894, 18 July 1896 (by-election)

Royal Commissions
  • Chairman Royal Commission to enquire into Ocean Freights
Background/Membership
To Victoria 1867
1867 to South Australia
Member Fremantle Chamber of Commerce
1889 first president Fremantle Lumpers’ Association for waterside workers
Helped found Norwood Football Club South Australia
President Young Australian Football League
By 1890 president Fremantle (later South Fremantle) Football Club, influential with Fremantle Cricket Club and Cricket Association of WA (Fremantle), Committee Fremantle Rowing Association
Proficient concertina player
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, 2010, p. 64.
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