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George Edward Jeffery

Principal Honours
To WA August 1927
Date: 5 September 1920
Place: Tumby Bay, South Australia, Australia
Son of Charles Victor Jeffery, fisherman and storeman, and Mary Dora Fyfe
Marriage and Family
Married (1) 30 May 1942, St Andrews Church, Perth (Presbyterian) to Gladys Grace Telfer, daughter of Bertie David Telfer and Millicent Best
Divorced 7 March 1967
Children: two sons and one daughter
Married (2) 6 April 1967, Methodist Church, Guildford to Roma Florence Bond (nee Sherrard), daughter of Robert William Sherrard and Mildred Florence Boxall
Date: 24 July 1989
Place: Kelmscott, Western Australia
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia
Church of England
Educated Tumby Bay, South Australia; Mt Hawthorn and Plympton Primary Schools WA, Perth Boys School and Perth Technical School
Chemical plumber
Employment History
With Police Department 1935–1938
Chemical plumber (leadburner) 1938–1941, 1943–1956
With Citizen Military Forces
Enlisted Australian Imperial Force 21 February 1941, served with 13 Field Company Royal Australian Engineers—Sapper

Discharged 10 April 1943
Member executive Plumbers’ Union 1944–1956
After leaving Parliament with Crown Law Department 1962–1963
Company representative for Burns Philp 1963–1968
Part-time with Local Court, Armadale 1983–1989
Member State Executive 1952–1962
Trustee 1960–1962
President Midland District Council 1948–1960
Delegate Federal Conference, Brisbane 1957
Date Elected
22 May 1956
Inaugural Speech
Inaugural Video
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Year Retired/Resigned
Parliamentary Service
  • MLC Suburban Province 22 May 1956–21 May 1962
  • Contested Suburban Province 31 March 1962

  • Secretary State Parliamentary Labor Party 1959–1962
  • Labor Whip Legislative Council 1960–1962
  • Member Joint House Committee 1960–1961
  • Member Hon Royal Committee inquiring into the War Service Land Settlement Scheme in WA 1956–1957
Director Rochdale Co-operative Bassendean
Secretary Swan Districts National Football Members’ Club 1965–1970, life member Swan Districts National Football Club 1970
Inaugural member and joint founder Bassendean Swimming Club
President Bassendean Youth Centre
Member Pollard Hospital Board, Guildford
President Kelmscott Agricultural Society 1980–1985
President Armadale–Kelmscott Historical Society 1985–1988
Member History House Management Committee, Armadale, and of Armadale District Bicentennial Committee
D Black and G Bolton, eds, Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume two 1930-2010, Western Australian Parliamentary History Project, Perth, WA, 2011, p. 134.
Transcript of interview with AR Tonkin, 1988 (State Library and WA Parliament Library)

West Australian 10 April 1956.