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Members’ biographical register

Geoffrey Royden Grewar

Principal Honours

Date: 12 June 1932
Place: North Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Arrival in WA
1936 with parents
Cyril Mitchell Grewar, bank officer, and Anna Matilda Weidenbach
Marriage and Family
Married 10 May 1958, St Peter’s Church, Victoria Park, Western Australia to Pauline Elva Ninham, primary school principal, daughter of William Charles Ninham and Edna Emily May Drewer
Children: two sons and one daughter
Church of England
Various country primary schools, Perth Boys School and Perth Modern School
University of Western Australia
Manager and consultant
Employment History
Officer in charge at Esperance, Department of Agriculture 1954–1961
Operations Manager Esperance Land Development Company 1961–1964
Private consultant 1964–1974 (part-time from 1970)
Local Government Service
Esperance Shire Council 22 May 1971–1974
Esperance Shire Council Deputy President 1973–1974
Member Esperance branch 1970
President Esperance branch 1974
Date Elected
30 March 1974
Inaugural Speech
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Year Retired/Resigned
Parliamentary Service
  • MLA Roe 30 March 1974–19 February 1983
  • Contested Esperance–Dundas 19 February 1983
Commenced farming in 1958 and continued until 1974 in part-time and full-time capacity
Resumed farming after leaving Parliament 120 kms east of Esperance
Personal interest in improving efficiency and productivity of agriculture
Member Farmers Union, Pastoralists and Graziers Association
Member Esperance Agricultural Society
Member of Australian Institute of Agricultural Science
Chairman of Esperance Meat Exporters during years in Parliament
Member Rotary, Seafarers
Various positions in Esperance Historical Society
Various positions in Esperance Progress Association
Various positions in St John’s Ambulance Association
Bachelor of Science (Agriculture)
Black, David (1936). Biographical register of members of the Parliament of Western Australia, Volume two, 1930 - 2010, p. 100.
West Australian, 22 November 1985.
Who's Who Australia, (1977)
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