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Members’ biographical register


Hugh Alexander Gourley


Birth
Date: 1911
Place: Victoria, Australia
Arrival in WA
1898
Parents
Gilbert policeman/storekeeper and Annie Jane Coote of Ireland
Marriage and Family
Married December 1897, Broken Hill, NSW (Salvation Army) to Bessie Lingard (born circa 1873), daughter of Robinson and Harriett Dickenson
Children: one son and two daughters
Death
Date: unknown
Religion
Not stated
Occupation
Miner and mine owner
Employment History
Gold mining at Menzies
Secretary Menzies Miners’ Union
Greengrocer 1900
Fuel merchant
Land agent in Perth 1910–1913
House
MLA
Local Government Service
Menzies Municipal Council 1904–1905, January 1907–September 1908
North Coolgardie Road Board from 3 December 1906
Party
Labor
Date Elected
11 September 1908
Inaugural Speech
Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Year Retired/Resigned
1911
Electorate
Mount Leonora
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA Leonora 11 September 1908–3 October 1911
Background/Membership
Whereabouts after 1913 unknown
May have moved to Townsville and stood in the municipal elections. See article in The Northern Herald, 13 April 1927
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. 82.