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Members’ biographical register


Mr William Leonard Baker


Birth
Date: 16 May 1831
Place: Newport, England, United Kingdom
Arrival in WA
Came to Australia circa 1852
Marriage and Family
Unmarried
Death
Date: 7 January 1893
Place: Fremantle, Western Australia
Cemetery: Old Fremantle Cemetery, Western Australia
Religion
Not stated
Occupation
Storekeeper
Employment History
Engaged in mining in Victoria
Went to Queensland where successful in mining ventures at Cape River and Charters Towers
Founded store at Wyndham
House
MLA
Date Elected
20 December 1890
Inaugural Speech
No inaugural speech given
Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Year Retired/Resigned
1893
Electorate
East Kimberley
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA East Kimberley 20 December 1890–7 January 1893
Background/Membership
1885 to Kimberley goldfields, Western Australia
Owned property in Queensland
References
D Black and G Bolton, eds. Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia, Vol. 2, 1930-2010, Western Australian Parliamentary History Project, Perth 2010 , p. 31.
BDWA I.
West Australian, 9 January 1893.