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Members’ biographical register

David Symon

Date: 12 March 1859
Place: Murray Place, Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom
Arrival in WA
Son of James, cabinet maker, and Elizabeth Sutherland and brother of Sir Josiah Symon (SA MHA 1881–1887, Senator 1901–1913, Minister of Crown 1904–1905)
Marriage and Family
Married 27 August 1885, Wick, Scotland, (Free Church) to Margaret Reiach (born circa 1860), daughter of James and Margaret Telfer Corner
Children: at least two sons and three daughters
Widowed (?)
Date: 21 March 1924
Place: Chiswick, Brentford, Middlesex, England
Cemetery: Unknown
Not stated
Businessperson and auctioneer
Employment History
With Harrold Brothers, merchants and shipping agents
General merchant by mid 1880s
Established Symon, Hammond and Hubble (partner with George Yorke Hubble)
Later described as general furnishing and builders’ ironmonger, Perth

Commission and insurance agent
By circa 1898 auctioneer and general merchant in London residing at Chiswick
At time of death described as export merchant
Date Elected
28 November 1890
Inaugural Speech
Symon, David, Inaugural Speech.pdf
Inaugural Video
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Year Retired/Resigned
South Fremantle
Parliamentary Service
  • MLA South Fremantle 28 November 1890–13 September 1892 (resigned)
Arrived in Western Australia circa 1881
Mid 1880s living at Fremantle
Member Perth Stock Exchange
Justice of the Peace, 1891
1892 resigned and left for England
Keen golfer
Australian Directory, 1895–1947.
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. 191.
West Australian, 8 April 1924.
Western Mail, 22 November 1890.