Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Philip Joseph Turvey
Birth
Date 28 June 1875 Place Glenorchy, Victoria, Australia
Arrival in WA
1898 to WA
Parents
Son of John, labourer and farmer, and Bridget Roach
Marriage and Family
Married 28 August 1900, Wesley Church, Northam to Annie Draffin (born circa October 1880 and died 13 January 1969), daughter of John William and Annie McRae
Children: two sons and one daughter
Death
Date 27 October 1955Place Bagot Road, Subiaco, Western Australia
Cemetery Karrakatta Cemetery, WACause of Death
Religion
Methodist
Education
Educated State Schools, Stawell Grammar School and School of Mines
Occupation
Teacher
Employment History
Joined WA Education Department
Teacher at Northam, Greenbushes and Narrogin by 1900
Worked as store manager in Pingelly and Northam in 1904
Resumed teaching at Northam by 1906, then at West Northam and headmaster at Mundaring
Entered Education Department, Victoria
Taught for eight years
Teacher Scotch College 1915–1919
1920 described on rolls as commercial instructor
Rejoined Education Department 5 February 1922
Commercial master at Perth Technical College from 5 February 1923 until retirement 6 July 1940
House
MLA
Local Government Service
Northam Town Council 1906
Party
Labor
President Australian Labor Federation
Date Elected
3 October 1911
Inaugural Speech
-Turvey, Philip Joseph, Inaugural Speech.pdf
Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1914
Electorate
Swan
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA Swan 3 October 1911–21 October 1914
  • Contested Swan 21 October 1914
Background/Membership
Secretary Northam branch, Australian Natives' Association
1911 vice-president WA Teachers' Union
References
Battye, JS. The Cyclopedia of Western Australia, vol. 1, p. 354–55.
BD 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. 197.
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board website. Accessed 22 April 2015. http://www2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch/details.php?id=KB00136129
West Australian, 5 October 1911.
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