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Members’ biographical register

Hon Thomas Federick Outridge Brimage

Date: 23 July 1866
Place: Ratcliff, Stepney, London, England, United Kingdom
Arrival in WA
1894 to WA
Son of Captain Thomas, master mariner and harbour master, Port Pirie, South Australia, and Emma Miller Atkinson
Marriage and Family
Married 21 April 1896, Marie Louise Reynolds (born circa 1864), daughter of Laurence and Eliza Chatterton
Children: two sons and two daughters
Date: 25 May 1915
Place: Hordern Hotel, Narrogin, Western Australia
Cemetery: Narrogin Cemetery, WA
Church of England
Engineer and manager
Employment History
Entered engineering branch of South Australian Government Railways, on completion of course retained as mechanical draughtsman
Set up as consulting engineer Coolgardie
1895 land agent and sharebroker Kalgoorlie, extended to Perth 1900
General manager Hannan’s Great Northern Hotel
Local Government Service
East Coolgardie later Kalgoorlie Council Road Board member 1896–1899, chairman 1899
Date Elected
5 September 1900
Inaugural Speech
Brimage, Thomas Federick Outridge, Inaugural Speech.pdf
Inaugural Video
Search for speeches by Thomas Brimage
Year Retired/Resigned
Parliamentary Service
  • MLC South Province 5 September 1900–21 May 1906
  • North-East Province 22 May 1906–21 May 1912
  • Contested East Province 14 May 1912
1875 to South Australia
Vice-president Mine Managers’ Institute of WA
Director Kalgoorlie Prospecting Gold Mining Co
Member Perth Stock Exchange
1900 Justice of the Peace
JS Battye, ed, The Cyclopedia of Western Australia, Hussey and Gillingham, Adelaide, 1912-1913, vol. I, p. 334–35.
D Black and G Bolton, eds, Biographical register of members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1870-1930, Parliamentary History Project, Perth, 2010, p. 36.
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. 208–9.
Twentieth Century Impressions of Western Australia, PWH Thiel, Perth, 1901, p. 23.
West Australian, 27 May 1915.