Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
James Price
Birth
Date 6 August 1864 Place Railway Villa, Wimbledon, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Arrival in WA
To WA 1897
Parents
Son of James, coal and stone merchant, and Judith Joynes
Marriage and Family
Married 30 June 1887, Congregational Church, Wimbledon, Surrey, England to Emma Louisa Edgecumbe (born circa 1863), daughter of Joseph Henry
Children: at least one daughter
Death
Date 21 May 1910Place Capetown, South Africa
Cemetery Cause of Death
Religion
Congregational

Occupation
Engineer and businessperson
Employment History
Employed by Coal Exchange, England
Coal merchant living in Wimbledon 1887
1891 arrived South Australia
Farmer at Renmark Irrigation Settlement, and from 1894 secretary Water Trust
With AH Scott established steam laundry at Fremantle, also acted as consulting irrigation engineer
House
MLA
Local Government Service
North Fremantle Municipal Council 1901–1905
Party
Liberal
Date Elected
27 October 1905
Inaugural Speech
-Price, James, Inaugural Speech.pdf
Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1910
Electorate
Fremantle
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA Fremantle 27 October 1905–21 May 1910

Office
  • Minister for Works 7 May 1906–30 June 1909
  • Without portfolio 30 June 1909–21 May 1910
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. 164.
Further Information
Daily News, 23 May 1910.
West Australian, 28 October 1905, 7 May 1906.
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