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Members’ biographical register


Frederick Illingworth


Birth
Date: 24 September 1844
Place: Little Horton, near Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Arrival in WA
To Western Australia 1890
Parents
Son of James, woolcomber, and Sarah Irving
Marriage and Family
Marriage (1) 5 September 1867, George St Church (Baptist), Carlton, Victoria, to Elizabeth Tarry, (born circa 1845), daughter of Joseph and Penelope Sharp
Children: one son and one daughter
Marriage (2) 18 November 1896, Christian Chapel, Unley, Adelaide, South Australia, to Jane McGregor (born circa 1854), daughter of William
No children
Death
Date: 8 September 1908
Place: Brighton, Victoria, Australia
Cemetery: Melbourne Cemetery, Victoria
Religion
Church of Christ
Occupation
Real estate agent
Employment History
To Victoria with parents 1848, worked in ironmongery trade, Brighton, Melbourne
Became lifelong advocate of temperance
Late 1870s estate agent with JR Hoskins, acquired pastoral property at Yalook- business failed
1883 opened ironmongery business, electroplated goods in Melbourne
1888 founder and major share holder Centennial Land Bank, bank incurred large debts
To Western Australia 1890, in business as land and estate agent
Invested in several mines in Murchison
1897 owner Rose Pearl mine, Mt Magnet
House
MLA
Party
Opposed Forrest Party
Liberal
Date Elected
5 July 1894
Inaugural Speech
Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Year Retired/Resigned
1907
Electorate
Nannine
Parliamentary Service
State (WA)

Electorates
  • MLA Nannine 5 July 1894–May 1897
  • Central Murchison May 1897–24 April 1901
  • Cue 24 April 1901–27 June 1904
  • West Perth 27 October 1905–13 August 1907 (resigned)
  • Contested Cue 28 June 1904

  • Office
    • Leader of the Opposition August 1900–May 1901
    • Colonial Treasurer and Colonial Secretary 27 May–21 November 1901, 23 December 1901–30 June 1902
    Committees
    • Chairman of Committees 3 December 1903–27 June 1904, 30 November 1905–13 August 1907

    State (Victoria)

    Electorates
    • MLC Northern Province (Victoria) July 1889–1891 (seat declared vacant)
  • Background/Membership
    To Victoria with parents 1848, worked in ironmongery trade, Brighton, Melbourne
    Became lifelong advocate of temperance
    Late 1870s estate agent with JR Hoskins, acquired pastoral property at Yalook but business failed
    1883 opened ironmongery business, electroplated goods in Melbourne
    1888 founder and major share holder Centennial Land Bank, bank incurred large debts
    Not released from sequestration by creditors until 1903
    Granted 1,000 by Western Australia Government to compensate for financial proceedings against him in Victoria
    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. 104
    Further Information
    G. C. Bolton, 'Illingworth, Frederick (1844–1908)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/illingworth-frederick-6789/text11659, published first in hardcopy 1983, accessed online 22 December 2015.
    M Cannon, The Land Boomer, Melbourne University Press: Carlton, 1966.
    R Erickson, ed, Dictionary of Western Australians, 1829-1914. Volume 5. The golden years, 1889-1914, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, WA, 1986.
    WB Kimberly, History of West Australia. A narrative of her past, together with biographies of her leading men, FW Niven and Co, Melbourne, 1897, p. 58–59.
    Twentieth Century Impressions of Western Australia, PWH Thiel, Perth, 1901, p. 32.
    West Australian 28 October 1905.
    Who's Who in Australia (1906)