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Members’ biographical register

Charles Horne Wittenoom

Date: 6 December 1879
Place: Geraldton, Western Australia
Son of Sir Edward Horne Wittenoom, squatter and stock and station agent, and Laura Habgood
Marriage and Family
Married (1) 9 June 1909, St George's Cathedral, Perth to Bessie Sholl (born circa July 1879 and died 17 October 1919), daughter of Robert Frederick and Elizabeth Cosgrove
Children: one son and two daughters
Widowed 17 October 1919
Married (2) 17 September 1923, St Patrick's Church, West Perth (Catholic) to Constance Patricia Hanrahan (born circa 1898 and died 16 June 1980), daughter of Edward and Mary Anne Crock
Children: two sons and one daughter
Date: 18 September 1969
Place: Claremont, Western Australia
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery, WA
Church of England
Educated High School Perth, Malvern College, England, Royal School of Mines, London
Manager, farmer and businessperson
Employment History
Manager Central and West Boulder Mines, Kalgoorlie
Owner of Muralgarra station, Yalgoo by 1909
Substantial investor in property including several hotels in Albany
Director of WA Woollen Mills
Local Government Service
Mayor Albany Municipal Council 1923–1926, 1926–1931, 1940–1952
National Party
Date Elected
22 May 1928
Inaugural Speech
Wittenoom, Charles Horne, Address-in-Reply, 1928.pdf
Inaugural Video
Search for speeches by Charles Wittenoom
Year Retired/Resigned
Parliamentary Service
  • MLC South-East Province 22 May 1928–21 May 1940
  • Contested South East Province 11 May 1940
Lived in Albany from early 1920s
Retired to Claremont
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. 209.
Garden, DS. Albany: A Panorama of the Sound from 1827, p. 313.
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board website. Accessed 29 April 2015.
Who's Who Australia, (1933/4–1959)