Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Wesley Maley
Birth
Date 5 July 1857 Place Adelaide, South Australia
Arrival in WA
To Western Australia 1882
Parents
Son of John, farmer, and Ruth Hounsom
Marriage and Family
Married 24 July 1879, North Adelaide, South Australia (residence of Henry Bellingham) to Caroline Henrietta Addison Bellingham (born 19 January 1856 and died 5 May 1944), daughter of Henry and Caroline Elizabeth Addison, sister of GHJ Bellingham
Children: three sons and two daughters
Death
Date 7 May 1926Place St George's Terrace, Perth, Western Australia
Cemetery Karrakatta Cemetery, Western AustraliaCause of Death
Religion
Methodist
Education
Educated Whinham’s North Adelaide Grammar School and Prince Alfred College, South Australia
Occupation
Real estate agent and farmer
Employment History
Joined timber merchants Adelaide
Farming at Yorke Peninsula at time of marriage
Joined Public Service (Railway Department), South Australia
Estate agent and auctioneer at Fremantle and at Albany (by 1883)
Secretary King George’s Sound Coal Co
Sharebroker in Perth by 1889
Also developed farm at Moojebbing on Great Southern Railway
House
MLC
Local Government Service
Albany Municipal Council 1883
Katanning Road Board chairman 1898
Party
Liberal
Date Elected
22 May 1900
Inaugural Speech
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Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1909
Electorate
South-East
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLC South-East Province 22 May 1900–7 September 1909 (resigned)
  • Contested Williams 20 June 1894, Albany 17 September 1909 (by election)
Background/Membership
First president Australian Natives Association of WA, represented State at its Federal convention in Melbourne 1890
Member Pastoralists Association of WA and Royal Agricultural Society
1903 tried unsuccessfully to promote company for development of Kimberley
References
Battye, JS. The Cyclopedia of Western Australia, vol 2, p. 764–767.
Bignell, M. A Place to Meet.
Black, David. Biographical register of members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1870-1930.
Erikson, Rica. The bicentennial dictionary of Western Australians, pre-1829-1888, Volume III.
Twentieth century impressions of Western Australia, p. 25–26.
West Australian, 8 May 1926.
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