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Members’ biographical register


Joseph Angus Thomson


Birth
Date: Circa 1854–1858
Place: Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Arrival in WA
To WA 1895
Parents
Son of Peter
Marriage and Family
Married 17 December 1885, Bathurst, NSW to Christina Lindsay (McKinnon) Higgins (born circa 1864), daughter of Alexander McKinnon and Jean
Children: two sons and two daughters
Widowed 25 July 1938
Death
Date: 22 May 1943
Place: Rivervale, Western Australia
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery, WA
Religion
Presbyterian
Occupation
Manager and businessperson
Employment History
1876–1882 with Royal Horse Artillery, serving at Rorke’s Drift 1879, and with Lord Roberts at Kandahar 1880
1882 invalided as Sergeant-Major
1882–1883 wharf labourer then traveller (commission agent) for Singer and Company, based in Sydney as Singer manager, remained manager until 1908
After retiring from Parliament founded music supplies firm
House
MLC
Local Government Service
Perth City Council 1898–1900
Date Elected
22 May 1902
Inaugural Speech
No inaugural speech given
Inaugural Video
Speeches
Search for speeches by Joseph Thomson
Year Retired/Resigned
1908
Electorate
Central
Parliamentary Service
State

Electorates
  • MLC Central Province 22 May 1902–21 May 1908
  • Contested Geraldton 5 May 1897, North Murchison 20 October 1899 (by-election), Metropolitan Province 14 May 1900, West Perth 14 July 1902 (by-election), South West Province 13 May 1910
Commonwealth
  • Contested Senate March 1901
Background/Membership
Moved to Melbourne
Retired to Subiaco 1939
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. 195.
Morning Herald, 15 May 1902.
West Australian, 25 May 1943.