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Hon William Carroll


Birth
Date: 3 January 1872
Place: Garvac, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia
Parents
Son of James, labourer and secretary of Wimmera Shire, and Mary Larkin
Marriage and Family
Married 30 March 1898, West Brunswick, Victoria (Presbyterian), to Annie Jane Nicholson (born circa 1875, Victoria), daughter of Donald and Clara Clark
Children: three sons and one daughter
Widowed
Death
Date: 31 May 1936
Place: Concord, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Cemetery: Rookwood Cemetery, NSW
Religion
Methodist
Education
Educated at Horsham
Occupation
Farmer
Employment History
Farmer in Victoria when married , then to WA employed at Lancefield Gold Mine, Laverton and other mines
Commercial traveller Fremantle 1897
Fitter Kalgoorlie 1901 and 1903
1910 took up land to farm at Tammin
House
MLC
Party
Country Party
Date Elected
11 August 1923
Inaugural Speech
Carroll, William, Inaugural Speech.pdf
Inaugural Video
Speeches
Search for speeches by William Carroll
Year Retired/Resigned
1924
Electorate
East
Parliamentary Service
State

Electorates
  • MLC East Province 11 August 1923 (by-election)–21 May 1924
  • Contested Avon 29 September 1917, East Province 10 May 1924

Commonwealth

Electorates
  • Senator 1 July 1926–31 May 1936 (Country Party)
  • Contested Senate 16 December 1922, 14 November 1925 (elected)

Committees
  • Temporary Chairman of Committees 1932–1936
Background/Membership
Member Executive of Primary Producers' Association, 1924–1925, general secretary
1928 delegate to Empire Parliamentary Association
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, 2010, p. 45.
J Rydon, A Biographical Register of the Commonwealth Parliament, Australian National University Press, Canberra, 1975.
West Australian, 1 June 1936.
Who’s Who in Australia, 1927/35.