Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Douglas George Gawler
Birth
Date 9 November 1860 Place Adelaide, South Australia
Arrival in WA
26 August 1886
Parents
Henry, solicitor, Land Titles Office, South Australia, and Caroline Philpot
Marriage and Family
Married 25 October 1893, Fremantle to Eva Mary Waldeck (born 1873), daughter of Robert Newton and Jane Marion Leach
Children: two sons and two daughters
Death
Date 6 May 1915Place Claremont, Western Australia
Cemetery Karrakatta Cemetery, Western AustraliaCause of Death
Religion
Church of England
Education
St Peter’s College, Adelaide, and University of Adelaide
Occupation
Lawyer
Employment History
Admitted to the South Australian Bar 1886 as a barrister
Barrister and solicitor in partnership first with Mr Justice Burnside, then AB Kidson, eventually head of Gawler, Hardwick and Forman
House
MLC
Local Government Service
Peppermint Grove Road Board
Party
Liberal
President National Political League (Fremantle branch)
Date Elected
23 March 1910
Inaugural Speech
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Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1915
Electorate
Metropolitan-Suburban
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLC Metropolitan–Suburban Province 23 March 1910 (by-election)–16 May 1915
Background/Membership
Member Liberal Club, Royal Agricultural Society, Western Australian Turf Club, Cottesloe Bowling Club, Fremantle Hunt Club
12 years captain Fremantle Rowing Club
Consul for France and president Alliance Francaise (Western Australia branch)
Qualifications
SA Bar 1886
References
David Black, and Geoffrey Bolton, Biographical register of members of the Parliament of Western Australia volume one 1870-1930, Perth, Western Australian Parliamentary History Project, 2001, p. 78.
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