Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Barrington Clarke Wood
Birth
Date 9 May 1850 Place Fremantle, Western Australia
Parents
Son of George, merchant, and Ellen Woodward
Marriage and Family
Married 12 November 1879, The Church, Fremantle to Mary Louisa Whitfield (born 17 December 1859), daughter of Edward Goldsmith and Susan Jane Sutherland
Children: three sons, including
Garnet Barrington Wood, MP and farmer, and one daughter
Death
Date 24 August 1903Place Mandurah, Western Australia
Cemetery Karrakatta Cemetery, WACause of Death
Religion
Church of England
Occupation
Auctioneer
Employment History
Employed by TH Carter, merchants, at Fremantle 1872
Bankrupt in 1887
Established his own auctioneering and land agency business in 1888 at Perth
House
MLA
MLC
Local Government Service
First Mayor of Fremantle 1883–1885
Fremantle Town Council member 1875–1883
Party
Forrest
Date Elected
14 June 1894
Inaugural Speech
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Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1903
Electorate
West Perth
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA West Perth 14 June 1894–24 April 1901
  • MLC Metropolitan–Suburban Province 12 May 1902–24 August 1903
  • Contested West Perth 24 April 1901, Kimberley West 23 July 1901 (by-election)
Office
  • Commissioner of Railways and Director of Public Works 10 September 1900–27 May 1901

Historical Notes
Background/Membership
Noted vocalist
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, 2001, p. 211.
Dictionary of Western Australians, 1829-1914. Volume 4. Part 2, L-Z. The challenging years, 1868-1888.
Twentieth century impressions of Western Australia, p. 41.
West Australian, 13 May 1902, 26 August 1903.
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