Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Edward Charles Barnett
Birth
Date 3 December 1854 Place London, England, United Kingdom
Arrival in WA
1881 to Western Australia
Parents
Son of John, farmer and Amelia Stewart
Marriage and Family
Unmarried
Death
Date 21 May 1922Place Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
Cemetery Albany Cemetery, Western AustraliaCause of Death
Religion
Methodist
Occupation
Storekeeper and businessperson
Employment History
In early teens joined Catto & Roy, Kingower, Victoria, for six years, then several years in various lines of business
From 1881 to circa 1886 employed as storekeeper by Jarrahdale Timber Co
After 1888 in business as merchant, Edward Barnett & Co, Albany, with branches in Denmark and Hopetoun. Joined by brother Thomas
House
MLA
Local Government Service
Albany Municipal Council 1893–1899 (unable to renominate because of gas lighting contract), 1901–1903, 1904–1905
Party
Liberal
Date Elected
27 October 1905
Inaugural Speech
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Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1909
Electorate
Albany
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA Albany 27 October 1905–September 1909 (resigned)
Background/Membership
1858 moved to Victoria where he was for educated two years
President Albany Chamber of Commerce
1903 travelled to England
Retired 1913 to eastern states
Lived seasonally in various capital cities
Member Princess Royal Sailing Club
Associated with Perth and Albany Clubs
Many years president Albany Turf Club, Albany Bowling Club
Freemason
References
Albany Advertiser, 23 May 1922.
Battye II, p. 840.
D Black and G Bolton, eds. Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia, Vol. 2, 1930-2010, Western Australian Parliamentary History Project, Perth 2010, p. 32.
BDWA I.
Garden, 217, 282.
West Australian, 29 October 1905.
Western Mail, 4 November 1905.
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