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Members’ biographical register

Albert James Wilson

Date: 9 March 1878
Place: Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Arrival in WA
Arrived WA 1895
Son of Robert Muir, tailor, and Lillian Armour
Marriage and Family
Married 31 March 1902, Francis St, Perth, WA (Church of Christ) to Beatrice Maude Baker, dressmaker, daughter of Francis and Harriet Complin
Date: Unknown
Not stated
Carpenter and union secretary
Employment History
Secretary Timber Workers’ Union 1899
1900 organiser for Amalgamated Workers’ Association (Murray district), 1902 secretary Yarloop branch
1906 visited eastern states to investigate conditions in timber industry and censured by Labor Party for accepting expense money from Millars Karri and Jarrah Company
1908 manager Weeriana Gold Mines, Roebourne
1911-1913 manager Roselea nurseries
Labor until 1906 then Independent
Liberal from 1908
Date Elected
24 June 1904
Inaugural Speech
Wilson, Albert James, Address-in-Reply, 1905.pdf
Inaugural Video
Search for speeches by Albert Wilson
Year Retired/Resigned
Parliamentary Service
  • MLA Forrest 24 June 1904–11 September 1908
  • Contested Murray 24 April 1901, 16 July 1902 (by-election), Roebourne 30 September 1908, Forrest 8 July 1910 (by-election), Roebourne 31 October 1911
James Aitkin on birth certificate
Resident at West Perth until 1916
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, 2001, p. 206.
Thomas, WC. "Outlines of the Timber Industry in WA." Journal and Proceedings of the Western Australian Historical Society, May 1929.
West Australian, 29 June 1904.
The Western Australia post office directory, (1908–1913)