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Members’ biographical register


Edward Joseph Frederick Holman


Birth
Date: 9 August 1904
Place: Cue, Western Australia
Parents
Son of John Barkell Holman, union secretary and politician, and Katherine Mary Row, and brother of Mary Alice Holman
Marriage and Family
Married 31 March 1928, St Joseph’s Church, Bassendean to Mildred Kathleen Payne, daughter of Alfred Payne and Kathleen Power
Children: two daughters
Death
Date: 26 July 1951
Place: Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia
Religion
Catholic
Education
Educated Christian Brothers' College, Highgate Hill; St Ildephonsus College, New Norcia; and Christian Brothers' College, Perth
Occupation
Printer and union secretary
Employment History
Entered the printing trade from school
From 1923 on management committee of Printing Industries Employees Union of Australia, then on executive, secretary 1936–1939, federal councillor
As union leader won 40 hour week for employees
Enlisted Australian Imperial Force 23 June 1941, embarked 7 November 1941
Served with 2/16 Battalion in Middle East—Private
Discharged after time in hospital 30 December 1943
House
MLA
Party
Labor
Delegate to State Executive
Foundation president Young Labor League
Date Elected
20 May 1939
Inaugural Speech
Inaugural Video
Speeches
Search for speeches by Edward Holman
Year Retired/Resigned
1947
Electorate
Forrest
Parliamentary Service
State

Electorates
  • MLA Forrest 20 May 1939 (by-election following accidental death of his sister Mary (May) Alice)—15 March 1947
  • Contested North Perth 15 February 1936, 18 March 1939
Commonwealth

Electorates
  • Contested Senate 15 September 1934
Background/Membership
Retired after leaving Parliament in 1947, lived at Bassendean
Accomplished musician
References
D Black and G Bolton, eds. Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia, Vol. 2, 1930-2010, Western Australian Parliamentary History Project, Perth 2010 , p. 125.
Further Information
Carter
West Australian, 21 May 1939.
Who's Who in Australia, (1944).