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Members’ biographical register


Fergie Reid


Birth
Date: 1849
Place: Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Arrival in WA
Arrived WA 1896, on Eastern Goldfields
Parents
Son of Archibald, schoolmaster (?) and Margaret Gawn (Gason)
Marriage and Family
Married 28 December 1874, Armadale, Bathgate, Scotland to Rachel Menzies (born circa 1854 and died 5 September 1946), daughter of George and Magdalena Easton
Children: five sons and four daughters
Death
Date: 18 November 1924
Place: Cottesloe, Western Australia
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia
Religion
Presbyterian
Education
Local schools
Occupation
Miner and union secretary
Employment History
Ironstone miner, began work in pit in Linlithgow at age of 12 years
General secretary Labour, Electoral and Social Leagues, Newcastle
After leaving Parliament farming with his sons at York, 1909 and Dulbelling 1912
House
MLA
Party
Labor
Independent Labor after 1905
Date Elected
24 April 1901
Inaugural Speech
Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Year Retired/Resigned
1904
Electorate
Mount Burges
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA Mt Burges 24 April 1901–June 1904
  • Contested Yilgarn 27 October 1905
Background/Membership
Arrived Sydney, NSW 1878 and WA 1896
President Australian Workers Association (AWA) in Leonora and Malcolm districts; secretary Coolgardie branch
Justice of the Peace and licensing magistrate to 1905
Chairman Goldfields Ambulance Society
Retired to Cottesloe
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. 168.
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board website. Accessed 9 March 2015. http://www2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch/details.php?id=KC00002824